Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fulu Miziki, have announced details of their new EP, Ngbaka, which is slated for release on November 12 via London-based label, Moshi Moshi.
Founded by Old Pisko Crane, the prominent music activist is joined by Aicha Mena Kanieba, Le Meilleur, DeBoul, La Roche, Padou, Sekelembele, and Tche Tche.
Together, they form the eco-Afro-futurist collective that are inevitability the Kings of upcycling, with instruments and costumes constructed from materials found in garbage bins and dumps.
Talking of the concept, the band said, “Our look is as important as the music” the band says. “We aim to take the recycling message to the world, so how about wearing your own garbage? After all, humans are making Mother Earth wear it.”
It’s all very Einstürzende Neubauten, and while November is some way off yet, have no fear. The band share lead single, OK Seke Bien, taken from the six-track Ngbaka.
OK Seke Bien merges African rhythms, absurdist pop and bedroom-tronica into this acidic frenzy that is tailor-made for summer consumption. While some may define this as World Music, think of it more like futurist punk.
Fulu Miziki is an opera for the open-mind and OK Seke Bien is the start of something completely off-the-wall.
Pre-order Ngbaka from Bandcamp.