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Dec 15, 2023
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Franck moves the limitations of African music with
Moonwatching II, extending the palette of newer sounds
in creative guitar music. As Afropop and Nigeria's Afrobeats
are recognized worldwide, African rock is almost missing,
although it’s one of the fundaments of Western rock music.

Is Franck Biyong the African Jimi Hendrix? Well ... Let’s say
it this way: Moonwatching II combines the abrasive sonics
of James Blood Ulmer with the melodic structures of early
progressive and art-­‐rock. So yes, Franck (who by
the way never intended to copy Jimi) naturally deals with
similar topics and sounds in his music…

Driven by eerie melancholy, surreal guitars, ghost voices
and strong musicianship, the psychedelic music does not get
transfigured through the gentle but clear melodic lines...
With Moonwatching II, Franck Biyong swaggers from Funkadelic
style rock before leading us to Frippertronics-­‐likesound
scapes...

CREDITS
Cello - Tess Crowther
Vocals: Melissa James (2 & 7), Haylen Namvarazad (2 & 6)
Drums: Emmanuel Yakobo (3), Gabriel Oladayo (All other tracks)
Piano, Fender Rhodes (4), Hammond Organ (2) - Florian Pellissier
Electric Bass - Asaph Uzele (1), Antonella Mazza (2, 5, 6 & 7)
Ghost voices: Silayio, Emma, Owuor, Haylen, Prisca, Ernest,
Tony, Sage, Linda, Brian & other helpful spirits & ghosts
Tape Effects, Percussion, Bass (3 & 4), All Guitars - FB