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Jupiter & Okwess

Kin Sonic

GLITTERBEAT RECORDS



CD

Released: 7th Jul 2017

£9.99


LP + download

Released: 7th Jul 2017

£17.99


this remarkable album is the sound of the Congo’s deep musical heritage reimagined – a gloriously produced project struck through with startling modernity that'll be an instant hit with songhoy blues fans.

It exudes an ensemble feel with its array of guest musicians bringing the unique flavour of each of their myriad musical backgrounds to the party – Warren Ellis on violin, and damon albarn contributing keys & more. It makes for a bombastic sonic adventure, where traditional Congolese exhortations might rub up against thumping bass lines, distorted guitar, or atmospheric strings. We love it, and will be filing it next to this year’s other pan-global stand-outs from Les Amazones D'Afrique, and even Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche. “The exuberance of 70s soul is in the mix on this arresting second album, along with edgy funk and the stuttering rhythms of modern Kinshas…the songs come with sharp parables about the corrupt state of Congo, or, like ‘Le temps passé’, with low-key charm. A winner (...) urgent and exhilarating 4/5 – the guardian

Kin Sonic

Tracklist

  1. Musonsu
  2. Ofakombolo
  3. Benanga
  4. Pondjo Pondjo
  5. Emikele Ngamo
  6. Nkoy
  7. Nzele Momi
  8. Le temps passé
  9. Ekombe
  10. Bengai Yo