On Sale

Various Artists - Angola 2 Soundtrack: Hypnosis, Distortion & Other Sonic Innovations 1969-1976

A Portuguese civil servant, entrepreneur and Angolan music fan named Luis Montês self-designed Kutonocas, Sunday afternoon live music festivals started in Luanda in 1961 and is the basis on which this great compilation is built.

This compilation is a dedication to the short lived recording industry in Angola, a brief moment of history between 1969 and 1978 in which three recording companies produced approximately 800 records, mostly singles. They are rare jewels, each song with a significant story and feel behind it. You will hear exciting music blazed with the anticipation of emancipation, tracks fuelled with a sense of unity, community, importance and immediacy. This addictive, outlawed music from Angola shakes and grooves with the smoothness of staccato machine gunfire. The intimacy of those participating in this musical revolution meant they playfully and professionally wanted to trump each other’s style due to the limited recording and performing opportunities. The optimism of Independence can be heard in these recordings; a common goal between the audience and musicians.

The characteristically generous liner notes feature 44 pages acquired in coordination with the National Library of Luanda and the art magazine “Note E Dia” and Analog Africa head honcho Samy Ben Redjeb has managed to collect newspaper clips, extremely rare pictures of the bands on stage and printed interviews from the 70s.

TRACKLISTING

LP 1:
Avante Juventude - Os Angos
Senhor Doutor - Quim Manuel
N'Hoca - Tony Von
Kia Lomingo - Urbano De Castro
Bina - Jovens Do Prenda
Mabele -Oscar Neves
Agarrem - Africa Ritmos /
Saudades De Luanda - Os Kiezos

LP 2:
Bongololo - Kito
N'Ga Kuna M'butu - Muhongo
Lemba - Negoleiros Do Ritmo
Snipes - Dicanzas Do Prenda
Bazooka - Carlo Lamartine
Divua Diami - Cisco
Meca - Levis Vercky's
Chamavo - Elias Dia Kimuezo
Olha O Pica - Africa Ritmos

PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist:  Various Artists
Label:  Analog Africa
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Latin, African & International
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  AALP075
Released:  29th October 2016

Sale price

Regular price £29.00
( / )
Click here to be notified by email when Various Artists - Angola 2 Soundtrack: Hypnosis, Distortion & Other Sonic Innovations 1969-1976 becomes available.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

x