ZAZOU, BIKAYE and CY1 - NOIR ET BLANC

ZAZOU, BIKAYE and CY1 - NOIR ET BLANC

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Crammed Discs ‎– CRAM 025

At last, the vinyl reissue of one of the biggest cult albums in the history of Crammed Discs. This record is constantly being (re)discovered by generations of fans, musicians and DJs, who hail it as an unsurpassed Afro/electronic milestone. The album was recorded in 1983 and results from a studio encounter between experimental electronic music composers CY1, Congolese musician/vocalist Bony Bikaye, and French composer Hector Zazou, with involvement by sound engineer Gilles Martin, Marc Hollander (Aksak Maboul) and Vincent Kenis (the future creator/producer of the Congotronics series). This reissue will include a booklet with new contributions by the participants, and previously-unreleased bonuses (available via a digital download code).


One of the most innovative LPs of the year... resembles the startling outcome of an imaginary collaboration between DAF and Fela Kuti (Melody Maker, UK, ‘83) 
Fela Kuti-meets-Kraftwerk-on-the-dancefloor (International Musician, USA, ‘86)

 

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An unsurpassed milestone in European/African fusion, this is a head-on collision between traditional Central African vocals and uncompromising analog electronics. Resulting from a torrid encounter between Congolese singer Bony Bikaye, Algerian-born French composer Hector Zazou and mad scientists CY1, this album was acclaimed by the international music press, has influenced scores of artists, and remains astonishingly fresh to this day.