Ibeyi - New Music "Introducing"

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I don't know much about this band, Ibeyi have recently signed to XL Recordings and are French/Cuban twin sisters, that's about it. Oh, and this, their stunning debut track "Oya"...

Throughout the production is polished and rich but it takes nothing away from the spiritual mood that dominates. Building amongst layers of ghostly harmonies, what begins as a haunting, sombre and mysterious march morphs half way to something bigger and bolder with the introduction of strong percussion and soaring harmonies that combine English with a language I cannot place - from reading a couple of other pieces on the band it is perhaps Yoruba. In any case, a dark, chilly beauty awaits...