HOWA EP 99 - DAVE OKUMU
You may know him for his soaring solo musical adventures or maybe you’re old school and you were always down with his band The Invisible. Perhaps you’ve seen him playing with Amy WInehouse or Grace Jones. Perhaps you’ve heard his collaborations with Adele, Yoko Ono or Tony Allen?
Perhaps you’ve not come across him yet, in which case I’m very happy to make the connection.
I know him as a genuine, fascinating, generous and ultra simpatico friend that I see far too infrequently.
There are few people I know that enjoy talking as much as Dave. He leads you into wild and wonderful places in his delightful and engaging explorations and I’m always keen to see where we might end up. In his presence, time seems to slow down and I find that deeply relaxing and very welcome. I often feel a tad in my head, or even headless but Dave brings a groundedness that is very settling.
Those who know him have experienced his radiant smile and his tremendous, heart felt hugs.
I feel very lucky to be friends with Dave. He’s a real one of a kind and an absolute beast of a musician.I had the chance to get a sneak peak of his new LP and it’s really mind blowing stuff. Just wait !
Ah yes. At long last, I’m so happy to welcome my friend on the show. Please welcome Dave Okumu
Nitty 99 is an exploration of the Eventide H8000 and its excellent 4 part MIDI pitch shifter which appears to be the sound we know so well on the Bon Iver track 715 Creeks. I run all sorts of stuff into it and it's a delight! Can't believe this is my first time using it.
Music for EP 99 comes from the rather excellent Botany! Superb.
Still available for download is This EP FORUKRAINE
performed by Rob Burger and sonically crafted by me
all proceeds to the Ukrainian Redcross. Please consider a small donation :)
I’d like to thanks Diana Walsh for her help prepping the interview audio
@dmwalshmusic on the gram 🙂
keep the music coming !
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Dave mentions Elizabeth Fritsch pots and how he'd like to live in one.
When you see them you'll understand why. She's an absolute master and channels such beauty in her work. link HERE