The Zazou / Bikaye / Cy 1 LP is being made available on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years.
Originally released in 1983, the nine-track LP was a collaboration between Congolese musician Bony Bikaye, modular synthesists Claude Micheli and Guillaume Loizillon (AKA Cy 1), French composer Hector Zazou and a coterie of studio engineers. The album was noted for its striking combination of abstract, electro-leaning electronics and Bikaye's vocals and Congolese instrumentation. (It was famously referred to a few years after its release as "Fela Kuti-meets-Kraftwerk-on-the-dancefloor.")
The new edition is the first vinyl reissue since its release 34 years ago and was remastered from the original analogue tapes. The original tracklist is supplemented by previously unreleased demos and remixes.
Listen to "Dju Ya Feza."
01. M'pasi Ya M'Pamba
03. Dju Ya Feza
04. Munipe Wa Kati
05. Eh! Yaye
06. Mama Lenvo
10. M'Pasi Ya M'Pamba (Remix)
11. Eh! Yaye (Remix)
Crammed Discs will release Noir Et Blanc on October 27th, 2017.