Konono N°1 - Congotronics (2004)




This is pretty neat. Some hip Congolese dudes electrified a few thumb pianos, and came up with something sweet.

Per the label's site, the band consists of "three electric likembés (bass, medium and treble), equipped with hand-made microphones built from magnets salvaged from old car parts, and plugged into amplifiers. There’s also a rhythm section which uses traditional as well as makeshift percussion (pans, pots and car parts), three singers, three dancers and a peculiar sound system including megaphones dating from the colonial period, which they call “lance-voix” (‘voice-throwers’)."

Enjoy, and if anyone has a lossless copy please holla.

3 Responses so far.

  1. jeroen says:

    There's also a Congotronics 2 and their third album "Assume Crash Position" is floating around now.

  2. That is such a neat sound. Like it a lot!

  3. lowpazz says:

    great sound, thanks!

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