Duo Landry+ - Mɛn lǒnu / Minlonou - Stereo Stickman

Duo Landry+ Mɛn lǒnu / Minlonou


Introducing a beautifully organic, minimalist yet infectiously joyful fusion of styles. West African outfit Duo Landry+ deliver a soulfully uplifting Afro Soul and Indie Folk gem, with the sound of Mɛn lǒnu.

From psychedelic subtlety through wind instruments, hand rhythms and plenty of space, Minlonou essentially follows an acoustic guitar rise and fall, and the stunningly beautiful voices of Duo Landry+, through an audio journey that feels boldly evocative yet celebratory.

Utilising both the French and Fongbé languages from their native Benin, Duo Landry+ underline the power and beauty of music in connecting on a profound level. There is no barrier between the band and the listeners with any other native tongue – the music is a simple joy and inspiring pleasure to listen to.

Well-structured and with carefully placed instrumental solos and moments of vocal unity as the passion rises, Mɛn lǒnu breathes authenticity and heart into the world music realm. The release captures affection in an instant, and builds upon that increasingly throughout a post-four minute performance. It’s a sublime and striking listen, and easily one of the most likable and uplifting songs of the season.

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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