I’ve stopped posting jokes from my phone. I had a really funny one but autocorrect ruined the lunchtime.
AREGENTINA vs IRAN
FUNGOID STREAM vs FREQUENCY OF BUTTERFLY WINGS
Well going by names alone, Fungoid Stream seem to have this one sewn up. A two-piece funeral doom metal band from Buenos Aires that have three albums to their name and play a very atmospheric funeral doom. The guitars at times are very light and airy and conjure up images of the stars and the galaxies and of floating through the cosmos. Never heard this band before but will soon rectify that! (this seems to be a recurring theme!)
FOBW play melodic death doom metal akin to Swallow The Sun, The Morningside and Daylight Dies, all slow build ups and atmospheric guitar sounds.
verdict: a tough call but for me I’ve got to go with Fungoid Stream. Doom conquers all!
NIGERIA vs BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
FEMA KUTI vs ARJEN
Fema Kuti is the eldest son of Fela Kuti, who was the featured artist for Nigeria’s first game and was also a memeber of his father’s group and, in no shock, Fema’s music is a continuation of his father’s.
Arjen’s bandcamp page has the following statement: “Black metal project from Sarajevo created to deny any kind of light, happiness and satisfaction. All is obscurity. All is death” The music is not that grim as I thought it would be but it’s pretty good BM and well produced. Could be a grower.
verdict: 2-0 to the Kuti Family!
GERMANY vs GHANA
HERETOIR vs GUY WARREN
Heretoir are a post black metal band similar in sound to Alcest and Lantlos and create some wonderful, atmospheric music. Fusing black metal with dreamy, ethereal guitars, the mood here is contemplative and emotional.
Guy Warren was a musician, best known as the inventor of Afro-jazz and as a member of The Tempos. His virtuosity on the African drums earned him the appellation “The Divine Drummer” (from his wiki page). Some great jazz and african drumming can be found on all his records but check out this track from his debut ‘Africa Speaks, America Answers’
verdict: another tough call but I’ll have to side with the Germans due to the fact that even though Guy’s drumming is excellent, some of his jazz numbers can be a little too jazz, if you understand!