|Home cooking is Tony Alen stepping out. It’s what major artists do when they no longer want to preach to the converted, when they want to address new audiences and new generations.
"Since the early days I've been trying to find things that everybody will want to listen to. I’ve always been pushing Afrobeat in different directions. Here’s another one again, another style, almost,clean but still rough, raggedy and radical.
The Reviews so far .....
“Tony Allen drops an album that may show the way forward. An Album that’s most definetly cookin’ SEVEN
“WONDERFULLY INVENTIVE “ – Top Of The World CD – Songlines
“Tony Allen on scarily good form, laying down the spikiest drum tracks you are likely to hear all year.” Guardian
“ with black music, you don’t get any more authentic than Tony Allen” Hip Hop Connection
Tony Allen’s influence has been colossal. Here he blossoms, his drumming complex, contapuntal and sensual, his voice a careworn yet ageless vessel. The sound? Imagine a Trenchtown take on Arrested Development and you’ll be close: the real sound of “keeping it real” LOGO
“A STYLISH JOB.. WITH NEW TEXTURES AND NEW DIRECTIONS,THROUGH MANY CHANGES OF MOOD FROM RAP AND JAZZ FUNK TO SMOOCH SOUL” Sunday Times
“THUNDERING, BROODING, DUBBY, CONTEMPORARY, SONOROUS.. NEVER FUNKIER” The Times
“Home Cooking embraces rap, rhyme and reason, a beautiful, unexpected example of Allen’s all encompassing embrace.. This is Afrobeat 2002” Straight No Chaser
“Homecooking” is almost clean but still rough, and radical” BILLBOARD