Montparnasse Musique – Archeology (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 41:50 minutes | 484 MB | Genre: World, Afrobeat
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Real World
Underground to overground. Forest to metropolis. North Africa and South Africa, meeting up, digging down, finding gold in the seams. Here, at the intersection of club floor and ritual, of electronics and ceremony, are worlds both ancient and modern. Otherworlds, where inhibitions fall away, dancers shakedown and trance takes you out there, and far away.This is Archeology – the astounding debut album from Montparnasse Musique. Wrapped in striking visuals and released on Real World Records, Archeology finds the live rhythms of traditional and urban Africa meeting the programmed beats of modern Johannesburg. It’s a distinctive sound: wild, nuanced, pan-African.
Featuring a hot list of Congolese musicians including singer/multi-instrumentalist Cubain Kabeya, singers Muambuyi and Mengu Waku and guitarist Mopero Mupemba, variously from Congotronics acts including Mbongwana Star, Konono Nº1 and the Kasai Allstars.
Nadjib Ben Bella is a DJ and producer who draws influences from the gnawa music of his North African roots and a diverse range of Sub-Saharan sounds from musicians he has worked with over the years. Most recently he has been touring Europe with West African band Les Amazones d’Afrique.
Aero Manyelo a name now synonymous with the burgeoning South African house scene, has honed a distinctive electronic sound that translates across the international club circuit and has attracted a broad range of collaborators — including Idris Elba and The Mahotella Queens on the opening track of an album inspired by the Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom.
1-01. Montparnasse Musique – Bonsoir (03:46)
1-02. Montparnasse Musique – Malele (03:56)
1-03. Montparnasse Musique – Luendu (03:08)
1-04. Montparnasse Musique – Badarou (03:34)
1-05. Montparnasse Musique – Kamoulan (03:50)
1-06. Montparnasse Musique – Mwangaza (03:52)
1-07. Montparnasse Musique – Bonjour (03:47)
1-08. Montparnasse Musique – Makonda (04:00)
1-09. Montparnasse Musique – Plowman (01:15)
1-10. Montparnasse Musique – Panter (02:56)
1-11. Montparnasse Musique – Chibinda Ilunga (04:11)
1-12. Montparnasse Musique – Muparue (03:29)