Niagara. Vinyl, CD & tapes by Niagara. at Norman Records
After several years of impressive singles and EPs Niagara finally drop an LP via Principe (DJ Marfox, DJ Lilocox). On Apologia the trio deliver a record that’s a tad more abstract than the label’s standard Batida/house fare. Indeed, the sound that the group themselves characterise as ‘fourth world plus’ is akin to a mix of Hieroglyphic Being, Mo Kolours and Shabazz Palaces. The lights-low feel of the production gives Apologia a pleasing dusky glow.
More percussive elements than you can shake a stick at. All perfectly, seamlessly weaving in and out of one another these players are the nuts. Or just plain nuts. Originally released in 1973, and the third album by German percussion god Klaus Weiss (formerly of Sunbirds) fronted Niagara. Repressed by Wah Wah.