ALMOMO - Tando (1989)

Hit City HC(O)905
Producer: Charles Mogale
Engineers: Richard Sletcher & Quinton King Madlala
Recorded at: Gateway & Powerhouse

Alvin 'Almomo' Mogale released this his only album, produced by his brother Charles Mogale, better known as an influential and charismatic newspaper man from the 1970s until his death in 2012. Charles also plays all instruments, mainly a barrage of synths and drum machines, while Alvin writes and sings. Despite their lack of experience the end result is classic bubblegum that still sounds fresh today. Tracks include 'AEIOU', 'Inkalakatha', 'Heroes' and 'Sad State'.

Almomo writes in the album notes: "The album is the result of a life-long desire between my brother Charles and I to record an album. He is the one person without whom none of this could have ben possible. Thanks a million brother". Referring to the title track 'Tando' (love), he adds: "May 'Tando' reach out to every home in our country - this strife-torn country we love so much".

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