- It's Time
- Artist: Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 7/15/2016
Vinyl LP pressing. 2016 release. It's Time is Barcelona based Alma Afrobeat Ensemble's third album and first with the Nigerian singer Joe "Olawale" Psalmist (Lagos, Nigeria) singing in English, Yoruba, and Broken English. It's Time features songs that hearken back to the origins of Afrobeat; extended, elegant arrangements, socially and politically charged lyrics, and irresistibly danceable grooves. Add in a dose of trance, some unique improvisational solos, plus a modern feeling, and you have It's Time. Side A of the album features new tunes recorded in the band's hometown of Barcelona, while Side B features creative reevaluations by various DJ's, which results in some very unique, creative and psychedelic sonic landscapes. The modern, warm sound is due not only to the band, but to the production of Marc Molas in El Tostadero Studios (Barcelona) and the mastering of Alex Psaroudakis at M-Works Mastering, in Boston.