Combo Chimbita (CO)
Through her folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia, and a dash of enigmatic punk, Ahomale by Combo Chimbita catapults the sacred knowledge of our forebears into the future. Their second studio album and Anti- Records debut see the visionary quartet drawing from ancestral mythologies and musical enlightenment. Ahomale is a catharsis of divine feminine force helmed by their powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, laden with the teachings from a bygone era, in tune with the spiritual realm. “Our spirit and energy have passed through multiple generations”. Whether rock raw and soulful or bewitching like a shaman in a spiritual ceremony, her voice is always a multifaceted wonder. Mesmeric contralto, illuminating storytelling and fierce guacharaca rhythms, the lure, and lore of Combo Chimbita come into existence. With the help of producer Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, Modest Mouse), the group’s rootsy experimental alchemy and metal strangeness take centerfold.