She had to re-write her MIDI sequencer to compose Akoko Ajeji, which arrives via Perlon this fall.
Every track on the album is in complex polymeter, or uses multiple prime meters simultaneously. "For example," a statement from Korda's website reads, "the kick pattern could be in 4/4, the organ part in 5/4, the hi-hat in 7/4, and so on. The result is an intricate but non-random pattern of interference." Korda had to re-write her MIDI sequencer to compose the album, as "commercial sequencers and DAWs simply can't handle complex polymeter."
Akoko Ajeji combines this algorithmic music with the traditions of techno and jazz. "The album's theme is trance," the statement continues, "and its titles are in Yoruba because Yoruba has evocative and beautiful words for trance, music and dancing." According to Korda, the album's title means 'strange time.'
Korda is a musician, software developer and founder of the Church of Euthanasia. She's previously released four LPs, including 1999's Six Billion Humans Can't Be Wrong and 2003's The Man of the Future, both on International Deejay Gigolo Records. She'll perform Akoko Ajeji live at Panorama Bar on August 2nd.
B1 Ala Aye
B3 Ra Bayi
C1 Ra Mi
D1 Dek Sep Bluso
D2 Fazo Kanto
Perlon will release Akoko Ajeji on September 6th, 2019.