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Konono No.1

Congotronics

Label: Ache
Genre: WORLD
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Format: LP
Released: May 2008
Catalogue Number: ACHE021
Tracks for: Congotronics
Time
1. KONONO NO.1 : 01
2. KONONO NO.1 : 02
3. KONONO NO.1 : 03

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konono no.1 - Congotronics

Back in stock! Vinyl edition now available again! Talk about a classic, this collection of tracks from legendary African band Konono No.1 is as classic as they come. The band was originally formed by Mawangu Mingiedi in the late 1970s and was particularly groundbreaking thanks to the use of home-made amplifiers which they hooked up to custom-modified Likembes (thumb pianos) which were accompanied by percussion made from abandoned car parts. You have no doubt already guessed that the sound is not your strictly traditional African music, rather Konono No.1 with their electrified instruments sound like an African take on experimental rock music or even electronics. Although the songs might take a traditional trance-based structure, as they build through the highs and lows there is a distinct feeling that this is something fresh, something truly exciting. And then there's the live shows - you see Konono No.1 might be wired up, but they're a live band and have a handful of dancers in their regular lineup who add a visual flair (and some eye candy) to the show, showing there's more to life than a laptop and a clicking mouse. If you've never heard Konono No.1 before then I urge you to start here, even if you have had no prior contact with African music, 'Congotronics' is an essential album for any self-respecting music fan. It's important, crucial in fact to hear what these guys have done in a cut off society without the constant prod of Western influence. Amazing stuff, and about as essential as they come - buy it!

KONONO NO.1 - Assume Crash Position, Crammed Discs
KONONO NO.1 - Live at Couleur Cafe, Crammed Discs
KONONO NO.1 - Live In Tokyo EP, Crammed Discs
KONONO NO.1 - Congotronics, Crammed Discs
SHACKLETON / KONONO NO.1 - Mukuba Special / Rubaczech, CONGOTRONICS
VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: FatCat Split Series , Boomkat / 14 Tracks
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KONONO NO.1

Assume Crash Position

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The long long awaited second album proper from one of the most exceptional, visceral bands in the world.

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KONONO NO.1

Live at Couleur Cafe

Crammed Discs

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KONONO NO.1

Live In Tokyo EP

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KONONO NO.1

Congotronics

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CONGOTRONICS

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Heavyweight 12" pressing with Shackleton reworking the Kasai Allstars, and Burnt Friedman taking on Konono.

VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS

14 tracks: FatCat Split Series

Boomkat / 14 Tracks

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OS MUTANTES - Mutantes, Lilith
SON PALENQUE - Samba / El Lobo / Aguata, Honest Jon's Records
ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM & LUIZ FLORIANO BONFA - Samba, Saudade & Bossa Nova, Get Back
SOLOMON ILORI AND HIS AFRO-DRUM ENSEMBLE - Igbesi Aiye, Honest Jon's Records
VARIOUS / NUMERO GROUP - Cult Cargo : Belize City Boil Up, Numero Group
VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984, Strut
BATIDA - Dois, Soundway Records
TOUMANI DIABATé & SIDIKI DIABATé - Toumani & Sidiki EP, WORLD CIRCUIT
BLACK HIPPIES - Black Hippies, Academy LPs
VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984, Strut
VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984, Strut
LLANS THELWELL & THE CELESTIALS - Llans Plays It All, Dub Store Records

OS MUTANTES

Mutantes

Lilith

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SON PALENQUE

Samba / El Lobo / Aguata

Honest Jon's Records

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SOLOMON ILORI AND HIS AFRO-DRUM ENSEMBLE

Igbesi Aiye

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VARIOUS

Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984

Strut

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Strut returns to the rich music heritage of South Africa for another landmark compilation...

BATIDA

Dois

Soundway Records

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TOUMANI DIABATé & SIDIKI DIABATé

Toumani & Sidiki EP

WORLD CIRCUIT

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BLACK HIPPIES

Black Hippies

Academy LPs

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Reissue of this unbelievably rare Afro Rock LP via Academy LPs.

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Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984

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Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984

Strut

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*Includes a copy of the CD free inside*

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LLANS THELWELL & THE CELESTIALS

Llans Plays It All

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*Japanese Pressing*