Ramp Recordings introduces the world to Pattie Blingh and the Akebulan Five, with "Sagala". Pattie Blingh is actually the invention of Georgia Anne Muldrow, the first female ever signed to the ultra cool Stones Throw label. On "Sagala", Miss Muldrow comes correct with her new Pattie Blingh pseudonym, allowing Georgia a freedom to explore new concepts and ideas. Writing, producing and performing all of her own tracks, Georgia's production is more comparable to that of Prince than to Pete Rock. "Sagala's" truly unique sound is created by drum programming reminiscent of an early RZA to laying instrumental textures, which feels like Funkadelic meeting The Cult. Her effortless delivery sits spitted verses next to epic layers of harmony, with lyrical content akin to early David Bowie and Syd Barrett. Georgia also draws on a stream of black consciousness, starting at the Last Poets on to Marvin's "What's Going On", through to Public Enemy. Seemingly shy and unassuming, an incredible cutting political commentary come from behind an Afro and a broad grin. Social awareness is often promised in these days. A promise Pattie Blingh actually lives up to with "Sagala".