Konono No.1's "Congotronics" album introduced the world to the strange and spectacular electro-traditional mixtures which are being concocted in the suburbs of Kinshasa, Congo. World music, electronica and avant-rock aficionados have all been equally amazed by this otherworldly music, which has driven the international press to come up with some surprising comparisons (from Can and Krautrock to Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and proto-techno!...).

The band was founded back in the 1960s by Mingiedi Mawangu, a virtuoso of the likembĂ© (a traditional instrument sometimes called "sanza" or "thumb piano", consisting of ...


Special Congotronics vinyl box to include the new Konono No1 album

We will soon announce details of the limited-edition Congotronics box, which will include vinyl versions of 5 albums + plenty more goodies

The box will comprise vinyl versions of:

- Konono's debut album ("Congotronics 1"),
- Congotronics 2 ("Buzz'n'Rumble In The Urb'n'Jungle")
- The Kasai Allstars album ("In the 7th moon, the chief turned into a swimming fish...")
- The Staff Benda Bilili album ("Tres Tres Fort")
- The brand-new Konono album ("Assume Crash Position")

plus assorted goodies

Each vinyl will come in an original sleeve, and an inner sleeve of a different colour, reproducing the Congotronics wax print fabric shown on the box model above.

The box will only be available on pre-order, from the Crammed store.
Pre-order will start very soon, watch this space for more details

Live Dates

No current live dates available!


KONONO NO.1 - Assume Crash Position
Assume Crash Position
KONONO NO.1 - Congotronics 1
Congotronics 1
KONONO NO.1 - Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
KONONO NO.1 - Kinshasa 1978
Kinshasa 1978

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