South Africa's most prominent futurist (Sub Pop's most unexpected singing), Spoek Mathambo, is about to drop a new record, Nombolo One: A Motel11 Roadtrip Tape, that revisits and revises the rich history of South African pop. Released by Motel11.TV, the record points directly to Mathambo's most impressive achievement as an artist: True, he is inventing completely new music, new sounds, new combinations, but he has not at all broken with the foundations of South African pop and language. His music is fully South African and yet fully not South Africa. He brings both extremes (South African/not South African) into one whole.
The first single from the album can be downloaded for nothing over here.