Mushroom Hour Half Hour & Total Refreshment Centre announce On Our Own Clock

South Africa’s Mushroom Hour Half Hour and London’s Total Refreshment Recordings are releasing a collaborative album called ‘On Our Own Clock’ this September.

The record is a sonic testament to trenchant and collaborative creativity, which digs into layers of South African jazz, traditional Senegalese instrumental music and London’s rich diaspora-informed musicality.

On Our Own Clock features 14 players, including Theon Cross, Alabaster dePlume, Asher Gamdeze, Siya Makuzeni, Yahael Camara Onono and more.

The release comprises the album, a fanzine, and an experimental film made by South African filmmakers Nhlanhla Masondo and Tseliso Monaheng, which features artist interviews, session footage and Zoom recordings.

Pre-order On Our Own Clock here and stream two tracks below. 


1. How To Make Art In A Pandemic (Part 1)

2. Be The Light

3. Cuts and Pieces

4. Ngikhetile

5. Good Are Good

6. How To Make Art In A Pandemic (Part 2)

7. 808 O’Clock

8. Dune Dance

9. How To Make Art In A Pandemic (Part 3)

10. (Tell The Gods) We Still Building

11. Revelation


Alabaster de Plume – Saxophone (UK)

Asher Gamedze – Drums (South Africa)

Damola Owolade – Emcee (Nigeria)

Danalogue – Synthesizer, Piano & Saxophone (UK)

Grandmaster CAP – Emcee (South Africa)

Lex Blondin – Drum Machine (UK)

Mpumelelo Mcata – Electric Guitar (South Africa)

Nosisi Ngakane – Vocals (South Africa)

Siya Makuzeni – Trombone & Vocals (South Africa)

Tarang Cissokho – Kora (Senegal)

Tebogo Austebza Sedumedi – Electric Bass (South Africa)

Theon Cross – Tuba (UK)

Yahael Camara Onono – Percussion (UK / Senegal / Nigeria)

Zoe Molelekwa – Keyboards & Wurlitzer (South Africa)

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

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