While Kraftwerk discovers the rainforest, Ray Lema refines his vision of Africa as a reference point for the rest of the world. With ‘Gaia’, Lema arises as a precursor. This is surely the most successful musical work in terms of music, mixing machines and instruments performed on disk, an organic approach and a synthesis full of perspicacity and spirit.
Bob Tarte. (Review for Allmusic-1990)
CD Track List :
- MADE IN FRANCE
- ATA NDELE
- HUT OF FUN
- AFRICA MOKILI MOBIMBA
- TATA WA BISO
- DADA M’PENZI
- TECHNO DREAM
- SWEET WALK
Ray LEMA : Vocals, Keyboards, guitar, percussion, programming; Toroma SIKA : bass; Hervé ROMAGNY : Guitar; Jimmy N’VONDO N’VELE : Sax; Nicolas GUERE : Tenor, Alto and Soprano Sax; Louis-Cesar EWANDE : percussion; Francis LASSUS : Drums, berimbau; Cathy RENOIR and Bessy GORDON : Backing vocals
Special Guests : Paco SERY, David MIRANDON, IBA, Ayei and Ansi LEMA, Laurence REVEY, Pierre RIGOPOULOS.
Produced by Ray LEMA and Groucho SMYKLE; recorded at Marcadet and Davout Studio (Paris); Island / Mango. 1990