Friday, 15 January 2010

Pascal Bony et les Cantadors de la Capital (1977)


I found this gem in a charity shop in Bath at the end of December, and its been getting some heavy use since I got it home. Can't really tell you much about it as there's little info about Pascal Bony (or Bony Pascal) to be found on the internet. What I can say is that its very lo-fi and sounds like it was recorded in the midst of a really great party. The music is a frenetic blend of a variety of styles from the Cote d'Ivoire and Western Africa. There are some gloriously chaotic moments on 'Abobgna' where the whole thing sounds like its about to fall apart, but this just seems to increase the excitement.

Tracklist:

01 Abobogna
02 Alakamin
03 Assouo Kpla Mousouo
04 Annee de la Femme
05 Ahouan Foue

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, this Pascal Bony is very nice - one of my favorites already!
I've recently found your blog and have been blown away by some of your finds (I'm from USA).
I'm really liking "Osayomore Joseph & the Ulele Power Sound", too.

Thank you!

Mr Tear said...

It's my pleasure! Thanks for your kind words, and I'm very pleased that you're sharing my enjoyment of this great music.

doc patcheko said...

What a glorious mess! I love it.

Lots of great music you got here on this blog. Thank you for sharing.

cheers, sascha

Mr Tear said...

Thanks for the comment Sascha, and I'm pleased you're enjoying this fantastic music. This is a really wonderful album and I still find it totally infectious.

Tony said...

Lookin' forward to this one. I can already tell it's going to sound very cool. Thanks!

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