Nyege Nyege Tapes announces new HHY & The Kampala Unit album



“Mixing dub, techno, traditional drumming and elements of trance under ghostly unnerving cinematic passages.”

Nyege Nyege Tapes is releasing a new album by HHY & The Kampala Unit, called Lithium Blast, this October.

HHY & The Kampala Unit is a project helmed by musician and artist Jonathan Saldanha of HHY & The Macumbas, who started it during his Nyege Nyege residency in Uganda.

The album includes Saldanha on electronics and production, alongside trumpet player and activist Florence Lugemwa, percussionist Omutaba on hybrid drums, as well as a special appearance from the Kampala Prison Brass Band.

Speaking about the 11-tracks, Nyege shares that they are a “blending of cerebral virtuosity, cosmic creativity, raw energy and visceral sensuality that is majestically sculpted with haunting marching sounds, mutating percussive rhythms, variations and reprises against cascading electronics and rich, technicolor textures.”

Pre-order a copy here in advance of its 22nd October release, check out the cover artwork and tracklist below.


1. Bursting Thru The Gates
2. Hunter
3. Mesh Intensifier
4. Queendom
5. Curse Go Back
6. Fission Core Fluid
7. Catastrophism
8. Science of Dust
9. Gun
10. Lithium Blast
11. Shining Scar

Photo: HHY & The Kampala Unit at Unsound Festival 2019, by Kachna Baraniewicz

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