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Music Sat, 24 May 2008

Richmond’s first album

When Richmond Bamfi-Adomako released his debut ‘My Saviour’ recently, his critics were put to shame. It was the beginning of the man advertising himself as new and inspiring.



His entry onto the music scene will indeed go down well with those who are privileged to lay hands on his quality production and programming to taste of his scintillating lyrics and rhythms.



‘My Saviour’ is a gospel piece which is well-blended with some exotic rhythms from reggae to rock, yet combining effectively to fit solemn morning devotions. It comes on both CD and cassette tapes and is already in circulation.



The nine-track album took time to compose due to his choice of lyrics but came out highly impressive with the brilliant instrumentation and programming. The sound engineer should be complimented for the effort.

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There are four tracks on side A and five on the flip. The album opens with the title track ‘My Saviour’, rendered in a reggae vein with a nice bassline plus a roaming guitar undertone which soothes the soul of every lover of gospel reggae.



It is followed by Daben an inspirational melody track that combines a lot of rhythms and melodious tunes. ‘Su Fre Wo Nyame’ is another masterpiece in a jama/praise vein with a lot of drum-beat.



The flip side of the album has ‘Asore No’, ‘Ma Agyenkwa’ and ‘Oba Hannah’ which are in a mid-tempo range, and the getting fast and enhanced by live horns and rich voice delivery. ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ is in Pidgin English with a lovely programming and instrumentation in reggae rhythm.



The last worship song comes with a lot of power and emotion well rendered for morning devotions and prayers. It was produced by Aryeetey and Sons.

Source: ghanamusic.com
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