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Syran M'Benza

  • Symbiose [Hysa, 1993] B+

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Symbiose [Hysa, 1993]
M'Benza promises "the best of Paris" for his state-of-the-tech Les Quatre Etoiles moonlight. Organ-synth, string-synth, drum-synth, supervoices, balafon, accordion--we get 'em all. And when the sweet male chorus inserts gruff commands, or M'Benza makes his soukous guitar hop mbira-style or sway like pedal steel, I'm willing to ignore the horns, which I swear come off some old Kassav' album. B+