Damon Albarn's Kinshasa One Two: Listen To 'Hallo' Off Congo Album

08/31/2011 10:32 am ET | Updated Oct 31, 2011

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn and the crew of producers who briefly called themselves DRC Music are back from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the promised album in hand, Kinshasa One Two. The passing collaboration spent five days recording with local Congolese musicians, and the fruits of their labor are set to release digitally in full on Oct. 4 on Warp as a benefit for Oxfam. For now, here's our favorite of the three released tracks, "Hallo," a dreamy synthesis of sharp Congolese vocals from guest artists Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge, with the steady electronica and barely-there voice Albarn does so well.

Listen to "Hallo": Hallo (featuring Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge) by DRC Music (via Stereogum)