Some albums are years ahead of their time, and that's certainly true for 'Noir Et Blanc' by one time project Zazou/Bikaye/CY1. The 1983 long player is regarded as one of the biggest cult classics from the Crammed Discs archives, and is widely regarded as a pioneering experiment in marrying African rhythms with Western electronics and technology. Reviews from that period in Melody Maker and International Musician, talked about: " imaginary collaboration between D.A.F. (Deutsch-American Freundschaft) and Fela Kuti.", or "Fela Kuti meets Kraftwerk on the dance floor...". For this reissue the original track list is supplemented with 5 never before published demo recordings and 3 remixes from 1984. 'Noir Et Blanc' was the result of a one-off collaboration between French composer and producer Hector Zazou, Bony Bikaye, a Congolese musician obsessed with German progressive rock and American icons like Miles Davis and Frank Zappa, and French electronic music pioneers Guillaume Loizillon and Claude Micheli, better known as CY1. Where nowadays a solid Apple computer and Logic Pro would suffice, both gentlemen had to make do with huge room filling modular analog computers from the early 1970s. Amongst the participating musicians - Chris Joris - percussion, Marc Hollander - clarinet, Fred Frith - violin and guitar - we also recognized the name of Vincent Kenis (guitar), and without any doubt this album will have planted the seeds for what years later would become the Congotronics series. Afro-electronic cult classic!