Baby Guru‘s fourth proper LP finds the band as a quartet and willing to push the boundaries once again, delivering their richest set of songs to date, both musically and lyrically.
They remain open to new directions without forgetting their roots and trademark sound and they seem mature enough to convey their feelings and thoughts on everyday struggle, (cosmic) unfulfilled romances, the illusions of fame, half-forgotten dreams, imaginary folk bands and disco freaks. “IV” is a hymn to group life and the work of four childhood friends who are seeking genuine forms of expression in a cold-hearted world.
‘IV‘ is out on clear vinyl LP, CD and digital album from Inner Ear Records.
Lyrics by Prins Obi, except “Motel Rwanda” (lyrics by Prins Obi and Jef Maarawi)Recorded at Marginalia Studio from October 2015 to January 2016 (Athens, Greece)
Engineered and mixed by King Elephant
Mastered by Yiannis Christodoulatos at Sweetspot Studio
Prins Obi: vocals, synthesizers, organ, keyboards, vocoder, clapping and snapping
King Elephant: drums, percussion, angeltone, clapping and snapping
Sir Kosmiche: bass, backing vocals on “Motel Rwanda”
Kon Kon: electric and acoustic guitars, clapping and snapping,
backing vocals on “Motel Rwanda”
George Alexander Glinos: tabla on “Before Sundown”
Jef Maarawi: additional vocals on “Motel Rwanda”
Artwork by Ifigenia Vasiliou