BOBBY UZOMA: IDIOGLOSSIA
“An idioglossia is an idiosyncratic language invented and spoken by only one person or very few people. Most often, idioglossia refers to the “private languages” of young children, especially twins, the latter being more specifically known as cryptophasia, and commonly referred to as twin talk or twin speech.”
Art is an idiosyncratic language in both interpretation and expression. We are all artists, whether or not we understand the language, and whether or not we even acknowledge its existence, is up to us as individuals. However, with enough effort, this language can be deciphered and expressed, and for a few gifted people, music is the result of this form of empathetic intelligence.
Idioglossia is distinctly a four-part exploration of emotional expressionism. From the tentative and dreamy intro, the quickening pace of self-discovery, the ultimate mind-opening epiphany, and the new perspective blending with the old. It’s comforting territory; which is a rare state for Canadian newcomer Bobby Uzoma. The mental mathematics are evident; Idioglossia is a supremely calculated piece from start to finish. It’s no easy feat to find the language of expression, Uzoma nails it, and what’s more impressive is that every last morsel of production; from the flawless reverb, the effortless vocals, down to the shuffling percussions, were all done by the artist himself.
The is the sunrise we’ve been sleeping for.
Don’t be scared of my silhouette
It’s just another part of me