Après deux EP remarqués ("Non mais oui 1/2" et "Non mais oui 2/2") sortis en février et octobre 2014, la pop lumineuse et décomplexée de Cléa Vincent est de retour dans ce premier album attendu, «Retiens mon désir ».
Terence Trent D'Arby had a difficult 1990s, the nadir of which was probably the desperate mating call Supermodel Sandwich with Cheese from his 1995 album Vibrator. But he has started the new century with a clean slate, changing his name to Sananda Maitreya and launching his own label. The artful blend of soul, rock and funk is reassuringly familiar, though. D'Arby/ Maitreya still exercises a Prince-like control over songwriting, arrangement and production, rendering it a one-man show, but that's no bad thing with an artist of his ability. Drivin' Me Crazy packs enough lust into three funky minutes to satiate his most ardent fans (or "lightbeings", as he calls them), and the outstanding Suga Free pairs dark balladry with an operatic choir. Even the banjo-plinking O Divina comes good in the end, swelling into a Motownesque chorus. A snazzy comeback.
Recorded live in 1981, Bushrock 1 is the sound of a truly African progressive rock band in full flight - thundering African percussion, hard rock guitars, swirling Celtic violin and soaring vocals all combine to form a heady musical brew. Wildebeest featured ex-Freedom's Children drummer Colin Pratley, bassist Piet Botha (now fronting Jack Hammer) and violinist Dave Tarr. Tracks include unique takes on Freedoms's The Kid He Came From Hazareth, Slowly From The North and Tribal fence.