Bartek Chaciński (polifonia.blog.polityka.pl):
"Wakacyjne lenistwo musiałem przerwać w tym roku, żeby wyrazić zachwyt nową płytą zespołu z kręgu “kongotroniki”. (...) Naturalny, jazgotliwy trans orkiestry Kasai Allstars to potwierdza, przy okazji zmiatając większość konkurencji z ostatnich dwóch miesięcy"
tracklista wersji winylowej:
1. The Chief's Enthronement / Oyaye
2. Yangye, The Evil Leopard
3. Salute to Kalombo
4. As They Walked Into the Forest on a Sunday, They Encountered Apes Dressed As Humans
5. Singing is Crying (Exclusive Vinyl-Only Bonus)
6. He Who Makes Bush Fires For Others
7. The Ploughman (Le Laboureur)
The long-awaited second album by the mindblowing, mythic collective from Kinshasa, DRC is a collection of over 100 minutes of wild, trance-inducing, raw intensity. Their 2008 debut album 'In the 7th Moon...' made a lasting impact on the imagination of artists such as Animal Collective, Juana Molina, Shackleton and Deerhoof as well as music lovers everywhere.
The core of Kasai Allstars consists of fifteen musicians from five bands, all from the Kasai region of Congo, but originating from five different ethnic groups. They each have their own culture, language and musical traditions, which were always thought to be incompatible until these musicians decided to transcend their differences and work together. Kasai Allstars draw their songs from festive/ritual music and the lyrics tackle matters such as sorcery, social commentary and traditional wisdom.
'Beware the Fetish' presents a broader scope of Kasai Allstars' music, probing deeper into the musicians' repertoires and styles, with the help of a large array of guests. The band use their trademark mixture of traditional instruments (slit and buzz drums, xylophones), electri....... więcej