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Manzambi94 on: July 04, 2017, 22:07

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1. DJ
I like how Werra is trying to be more international in songs but he needs to have younger persons to tell him what fits and what doesn't the instrumental is good it reminds me of Alingo from P-Square but here Werra tried to do too much

2. Diemba (Balançoire) (Générique)

Very good generique even though I would change the start it should have gone straight to the zua ballon crie, Ambulance throughout generique showed that he have matured as an atalaku and as an artist being able to go very high being a first voix the best crie in this generique is ils faut ekota on the end Goldberg is also good but needs a little training to be at his best, Sarah Solo is very good for being at her first album and she can only get better the video could be way better maybe using a soccer field on the ILS faut ekota part with Ambulance, Goldberg, Anti-Balle, Diego, Sarah and Bicorine Makaba shooting the penalties and Kakol doing the goalkeeper but the level of Congolese filmmakers is very low nowadays

3. Nande

Very nice mix of Swahili, Lingala and French Lyrics with the instrumental following Swahili traditional rhytm dedicated to Werra's wife and the guitar at the end is the cherry on the top


4. Zenga Luketo

In this song the traditional songs took the Sebene part's place after Rhumba and this is why this album is so special this is a Bakongo Rhytm I can know that being a Mukongo, this song reminds me of the time where in the marriage or the birthday party people were forming a circle and everybody put a liputa on and danced in the middle and I really like it nothing to say more about it


5. Nioka Mubi

If you pay attention to the instrumental you can hear a synth doing the Brigade parts of "Likolo ya zua balingi babomela biso Ngiama eh" which Brigade also took from a religious song.
Nioka Mubi is a remake of a very famous bakongo song called the same way that you can find in YouTube, another Mukongo traditional remake and finally here Werra started to hit the note right, even though I would have liked less autotune and less French since it is a World album but always a remake of traditional song, and here Werra gives more trust to Ambulance give him some seconds in the song if I don't go wrong the guitar at the end really puts it on the another leve l if Werra does a great video I can calmly say that it will be another Kibuisa Mpipa

6. Femme Modèle

Still more love for Mama Mampata the saxophone something that along with the trumpet we were used to hear a lot in Franco Days but that we are loosing in nowadays the chorus is perfect even though sometimes less auto tune is better like in this case even though since the style is repetitive he should have been a 4 minutes or 5 max minutes Rhumba, 7 minutes Rhumba can be boring and in fact after the 5 minutes gets boring

7. Le baron des barons

You know how I don't like Nguema Obiang for various reasons and this is a song made only for money with no artistic value and artistically speaking there are too much things, Spanish, French, Lingala and English too much languages all those instruments that creates confusions a bug NO for this song

8. Lokoso

Song about greediness with finally a different style of battery from Sebondo not the classical koyimbi ko type of battery, it follows the storyline of the album being a world album not even too much guitar

9. Ali Mayimona

Traditional Rumba but not this special to me, a bunch of already heard styles and not so good vocals

10. Se Na Se (Générique)

The best generique in the album, it is simple clean and with no offense, and violence type cries like Bercy used to do, I liked how it has given space to the starter Atalakus even though I think Diego is too much spoiled from Werra no matter how big the alcohol or the weed problem of Diego is he always have space in an album generique Diego should change style for once he always sings like it is 80's the only time he did something fresh was in Mayi Ya Sika for Anti-Balle I like how he took the heredity of Lobeso by having a clean voice and interpreting his part with no problem and coming with stunning cries like the Cimenterie and the Pondu Madesu one which I always sing.
Ambulance came back with the Franco style of generique where you were preparing a crie for the whole song, Se na Se it is perfect for D'Angola's voice and I think we have a new Bill Clinton on our way, the only way he is still not recognize like that is because of the block of Europe Concerts, I think Ambulance success would have been bigger in a Bercy concert, I thought that Sarah Solo rise would have destroyed Arc-En-Ciel self esteem and career but surprisingly comparing Se Na Se and Diemba I find that Makaba is better especially with the Se Na Sr crie playing the fact is that Sarah is better at creating and Makaba is better at executing, you can give him the song of eeverybody and he will executuve notes after notes with no mistake

11. Malembe

Glad to see another African talent like Eddy Kenzo the guitar game is great but the song didn't develop well, it should have continue to a more heavy style of Sebene/Club song like the Coupe Decale/Ndombolo crossover but it didn't happened.

12. Tina Te Eza Na Tina

Werra needs to understand that HE IS NOT AMERICAN and to not accept all the R'n'B/Rap production right when they give it to him but punctually he comes with a crossover of Rap/Rumba with female or male choirs which really doesn't fit like the one he did it in Sans Poteau of Kalayi Boeing it doesn't goes.

13. Charge (Générique)

It is the generique I like less even though except Charge I like all the cries while on the first two generique were a more predominant guitar work here is more a synthetic work by Thierry Syname
 Diemba has the real ability to make you dance like the new guy from Lacoste who became part of the group can't remember his name

14. C'est mon jour

Another attempt to gain internationality doing Afrobeat (Nigerian) and it is a very good song but that can't go internationally because Werra is too much old for doing this song without younger people to advice him on the choices to make

15. Eboka (Bangala)
You know I am a fan of Mabele Elisi and whoever puts effort in promoting that type of style, this song reminds me of a song of Mabele Elisi but I don't remember what the second part where a change come it is the optimization of the Mongo Music the lingala traditional song storytelling and I think there are some groups of Mabele Elisi doing the featuring but I can't find the credits anywhere this is the kind of song that gets at the most traditional side of you singing "Ngoyaaaaaa ooooooo"

16. Désolé (Ft Elvis De Block Cadenas)

Another deeply song with a great message it is not a case that there is Elvis on this song since the song talks about people with responsibility acting stupid going with prostitutes and drinking alcohol instead of using those money for feeding their families and send baby to school, so if you take a second look he is saying that he is taking the responsibility to give Elvis an Heritier type.of treatment making him go to school and being able to develop his artistic side with him there is even here a rap change of instrumental for few seconds but this time goes good.

17. 520 Gigas JM

Café Rhoum aaaaaaaaaaa this guy is not getting enough credit for the way he is singing totally original always gets better day after day, Nicodem mmm I don't understand him, he is the guy who benefited the most since he left Ferré from Maison Mere but vocally looks like Capucino the enfants Cherie of the boss who never gets better but somehow stays there, then I think that After him there is the Lacoste guy, Taddet good good luck in your Orchestra, Eboaaaaa, Eboaaaaa, after all the sufferings Werra put you through you are still able to get better vocally have you heard the nuance he made? Anyway too much autotune ruining his voice since what Eboa most great ability is that dramatic, melancholic voice of his

18. Mamu

Is that Werra for real????????
Finallyyyyyyyyyyy A song where he actually sing just listen to the minutes 00:40 it seems like another guy, I wish Werra cod always sing like this the second language After lingala seems Tshiluba

19. Kizengi (Ft Awilo Longomba)

Something artist Congolese should do more: FEATURINGS immagine a Fest between Fally and Ferrè? Or a Fest between Fabregas, Deplick and Robinio, Awilo is one of the few who went in Europe founding fame with Congolese music, this is not a great song like Coupé Dibamba or Karolina but it will be remembered as a great featuring between two legends and it funny seeing him doing the same animation the Anti-Balle did

20. Kelvis Nkoyi

Anti Balleeeeee biso nyonso tozo luka Taniaaaaaaa eeeeee Tania eeeeeeeee ya Lobebe would be proud to have seen his crie sang like that even though I wish Lobeso sang this part I stand up and start to dance every time my playlist goes on the song and especially on the Anti-Balle part anyway I don't like the Charge animation it ruins a very very good song and for finish the seben part the Tengu Tengu and Se Na Se part mmmm too much sweet
For the Rumba part Limousine or Arnake is great at a point when he does a killer nuance at 4:10 I think that this Rumba should have left with Limosine/Arnake with no Nicodem which again brings nothing special

21. L'ami des diamants

Way too much instruments and too much confusion but good try for trying to do something different and individual he should have  used more the traditional guitar of Elvis instead of giving it a tiny space

Reassuming the Album: The album is very good for all the listeners, especially on the generique/traditional side which gives us a second Kibuisa Mpipa for the Rumba side there are some individuals skills which give the song another dimension in the flip side the problem is that Werra should have a guy or a girl who advice him on the songs that are great and on the songs that are so and so, because some songs like Le Baron de Barons ruined the Rumba side which have seen Café Rhoum and Arnake or Limousine and Eboa shine even though they had some limited time good work Werra.


PCGY KASTELLO #1 on: July 06, 2017, 13:54

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I have a different view on Kelvis Nkoyi...the charge animation by anti balle just made it even more sweet. I prefer they wouldn't have dropped the tempo towards the end. Anti belle would have finished it with the same tempo. All in all my number 1 track on the album

ZamundaPrince #2 on: July 06, 2017, 17:46

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Charge is done by Ambulance

PCGY KASTELLO #3 on: July 06, 2017, 19:06

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But in the song Kelvis Nkoyi Ambulance comes in at the end. Someone correct me if I'm mistaken. Archos!!!

Manzambi94 #4 on: July 06, 2017, 20:20

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Charge is done by Ambulance
I New it what I don't know is the name of the guy DANCING in Diemba generique who were from Lacoste a guy with long hair and very good to dance and for PCGY KASTELLO yes the Se NA Se AMD Tengu and Charge is always Ambulance Kelvis Nkoyi is of Anti-Balle and bilance on the seben part.

Jdog #5 on: July 07, 2017, 02:53

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Nicodem didn't sing in Kelvis Nkoyi that was Olivier who was the second voice singer. Can't you got Olivier mixed up with a faux chantuer. And Iniesta who is the guy came from Lacoste.
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Manzambi94 #6 on: July 07, 2017, 08:12

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Nicodem didn't sing in Kelvis Nkoyi that was Olivier who was the second voice singer. Can't you got Olivier mixed up with a faux chantuer. And Iniesta who is the guy came from Lacoste.
JDog honestly Olivier started to loose his intonation in Ingeta and.got worse here in 7eme Jours I am honestly shocked because I was convinced that it was Nicodem, Olivier now is out but he should work way more.on his.voice.when he was in Wenge I didn't like him at all in Kelvis Nkoyi especially being between natural singers I'm that part you CA feel the difference

Zulu21 #7 on: July 07, 2017, 18:55

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Thanks for this review and translations. Some of us the Werrasonic have been helped greatly. How I wish you guys had a Whatsapp group for this forum

Manzambi94 #8 on: July 08, 2017, 12:42

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Thanks for this review and translations. Some of us the Werrasonic have been helped greatly. How I wish you guys had a Whatsapp group for this forum
You are welcome :) it always a pleasure helping understand the Congolese music to foreigners :)