Author Topic: 20 YEARS SINCE QUARTIER LATIN ACADEMIA'S FIRST ALBUM "SANCTION"  (Read 551 times)

BercysFinest98 on: November 16, 2019, 01:51

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20 years ago, one of my favourite "rebel" albums by an unfortunately short-lived band ACADEMIA, was released! This album has brought me so many memories of my younger days in the early 2000s when I started nursery! My fondest of memories were watching these guys on VHS back in my old flat in West London!

Musically, what I love especially about the album is the extra reverberated bass played by Pathy Bass which gives it a live concert kind of feel! He really rocked it on the 100 Ans sebene!

With the "SANCTION" Générique, I loved how  I felt like I was taken into a football match with the cheering and the référée whistles done by Charly Mbonda! The music video really helped with that with the whole band dressed up in football kits! This definitely needs to be part of a World Cup soundtrack or something!

Lebou Kabouya! What a monster on that lead guitar! The distortion and the flanger effect on the Speed Life sebene after the Ndombolo breakdown! Fantastic!

Sam "Che Guevara", Geco Bouro and Modogo! They made a a choir with just 3 vocals! A common studio trick but INCREDIBLE how they used it! It sounded like 10 people singing on the record!

My favourite song from the album would have to be "100 Ans" because of that rockstar kind of intro that was done!

My favourite rumba would have to be... Ingratitude! It starts off all rock and roll-ish and then it slows down into a nice ballad! My favourite parts are when Bouro sings "Yo okoma ko se kolela lelaaaah" and when Sam sings "Lebou Kabuyaeeeehh" and you get it echoing in the background right after!

Favourite music video?!: Speed Life! Where they perform at Zénith! You see the crowd jumping away and enjoying themselves and Bouro Mpela is just being classic Bouro Mpela doing his famous Ndombolo breakdown in between!

Mboshi Lipasa and Somono Dolce where absolutely fire on animation! I loved the Tshiluba animation that they did! "Manu wa ba lumiana" and the "Yaki mbembe" with the goalkeeper hands!

I loved how in SDF they used the "Live A Libreville 1998" Sebene intro and the Outro Sebene of Loi from Olympia for "Faux Patron" and of course the "Bonne Année 1995" intro sebene for "SANCTION"

Faux Patron... What a banger! Pit Barrcadi and Jacky Neg Marrons on da track! I couldn't make out what the chorus was saying though.

There's so much to say but to conclude

SANCTION >> ATTENTAT
Just my opinion!




CM PRINCE #1 on: November 16, 2019, 10:39

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Good review brother. Ahhh Sanction one of the greatest albums ever made in Congolese music, I listen to it quite often. This album is pure fire from the beginning till end, this shows that an album can be made without 20+ musicians.

This album was released the same day as Attentat if I’m not wrong and apparently sold a lot of copies without that much promotion or something like that.

SLK97 #2 on: November 16, 2019, 17:09

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Sanction was always one of my favourite Congolese albums. The small line-up, the sound quality, the live and organic sound, the explosive sebenes. I can go on about its many great qualities. I agree with you that it's better than Attentat by a large margin.

mvulusi96 #3 on: November 16, 2019, 20:56

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Excellent album, if I was their manager than I would have planned a Concert-Sanction show at Olympia, Zenith or Palais des Sports. It would be been excellent if they recorded 2 more albums with the same squad. Lebou Kabuya and Djudjuchet were really on the point.

I don’t like it and find it unfair  when people compare the Sancrion to Attentat, which is a solo-album of Koffi Olomide himself and not a group-album like Magie, Force de Frappe or Ultimatum. I  prefer Sanction over Attentat, but if you look on the long term you will see that songs like Sans Anesthesie, Non Assistance and Malanda Ngombe are seen as classics while most people can barely remember 100 Ans, Otan or Ingratitude except true music-lovers and Academia-fanatics.

Congolitude #4 on: November 16, 2019, 23:44

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Pabloone71 #5 on: November 17, 2019, 11:06

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Pabloone71 #6 on: November 17, 2019, 11:36

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And we cannot forget also that in the album Viagra that also there is an good tonality of quality with an beautiful immense melody


And in plus it's even recorded at Studio Music' Ange where Koffi Olomide  had recorded his albums  in the years 2000s

and  we  can listen the even an little these beautifuls melody (in synthesizer , .....)



The 2 bests albums ( it's Viagra and Sanction ,  because they  were in  team of mind , for me with Lebu Kabuya , Somono Dolce Parabolique ,....) but  after  all these   splits   all was in the water....




































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BercysFinest98 #7 on: November 17, 2019, 12:12

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Excellent album, if I was their manager than I would have planned a Concert-Sanction show at Olympia, Zenith or Palais des Sports. It would be been excellent if they recorded 2 more albums with the same squad. Lebou Kabuya and Djudjuchet were really on the point.

I don’t like it and find it unfair  when people compare the Sancrion to Attentat, which is a solo-album of Koffi Olomide himself and not a group-album like Magie, Force de Frappe or Ultimatum. I  prefer Sanction over Attentat, but if you look on the long term you will see that songs like Sans Anesthesie, Non Assistance and Malanda Ngombe are seen as classics while most people can barely remember 100 Ans, Otan or Ingratitude except true music-lovers and Academia-fanatics.

To a certain degree I agree! Towards 2005 Academia was dying and the sound quality for each album after "Viagra" was worsening. If Academia didn't die out then they would've been as big as they were in the Sanction era and a majority of their songs would've been remembered. If Bouro, Lebou and Pathy (After the release of Viagra) didn't leave, imagine the impact that Academia would've had around the time Koffi released Effrakata! Along with old QL members Suzuki, Popolipo, Mustapha Gianfranco, Tonton Evoloko Lay and Clovis Ngouma! They would've been a massive force in the Congolese diaspora!

BercysFinest98 #8 on: November 17, 2019, 12:15

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Bangeeeer

I first heard Academia's music when the VHS came out. With 100 Ans, Otan, Sanction, Ingratitude, Hi-Télé, Exil D'amour, Faux Patron and the playback concert of Speed Life at Zénith!

But when it got round to listening to "Da Silva" I couldn't allow myself to not repeat the song!