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ARTIST
TITLE
N.E.P.A.
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
KSTA 005LP KSTA 005LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/13/2014

2016 repress forthcoming Huge Tony Allen album originally released in 1984. This officially licensed reissue holds an extra track previously-unreleased on vinyl, called "Olokun." Never Expect Power Always (aka N.E.P.A.) is largely a biting criticism and mocking of the Nigerian Electrical Power Authority, rife with corruption and poor service. It starts out with the title-track, with a definite Afro-beat punch and a tighter arrangement than would normally be expected from Fela. Electro-claps stand as part of the percussion line, adding to a more modern look at what Afro-beat was becoming. This is followed by an even further modernized piece of Afro-beat, as the title-track is given a dub mix. "When One Road Close" has a similar pace, and is similarly followed by a dub remix, complete with the necessary space-effects reverb. And to make this reissue extra special the track "Olokun" was never released on vinyl before. This is the peak of electronic Afro-beat. If you didn't pick the album up the first time around, this is a good time to get it.