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 likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called "sanza" or "thumb piano", consisting ...

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Congotronics Vinyl Box Set has arrived !


This strictly limited edition contains 7 vinyls (incl. the new Konono) and downloads of all Congotronics albums




We have decided to create this extravagant Congotronics package, containing vinyl versions of the albums by all the Congolese artists featured so far in the Congotronics series.

The box set includes 6 vinyl LPs, 1 vinyl 7", a re-usable Congotronics USB pen drive with videos & mp3s and a book. It is available exclusively from the Crammed store.

More details on the contents of the box:

- Konono No 1: "Congotronics" (1x vinyl LP)

- "Congotronics 2 /Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle" feat. five different Kinshasa bands: Sobanza Mimanisa, Kisanzi Kongo, Basokin, Masanka Sankayi and Kasai Allstars (1x vinyl LP)

- Kasai Allstars: "In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic" (1x vinyl LP)

- Staff Benda Bilili : "Très Très Fort" (1x vinyl LP)

- The brand-new Konono No 1: "Assume Crash Position" (2x vinyl LP)

- a Congotronics book with exclusive photos from Kinshasa, Congo.

- a customized, re-usable 2Gb USB pen drive containing 9 videos, and mp3s (in 320 kbps) of all 5 albums.

- a 7" with 2 exclusive tracks:
 "Coupe-Jarret" by Kasai Allstars + Akron/Family
 "Bana Mbende" by Kasai Allstars

Each vinyl LP (180 gr) comes in an original sleeve, and an inner sleeve of a different colour, reproducing the Congotronics fabric which will be on the box (with a design resembling that of the fabrics used for dresses & robes in the Congo, based on the Congotronics logo).

This is a strictly limited pressing, orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.

Pre-order + more details here



Live Dates

No current live dates available!

Releases

KONONO NO.1 - Assume Crash Position
KONONO NO.1
Assume Crash Position
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KONONO NO.1 - Congotronics 1
KONONO NO.1
Congotronics 1
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KONONO NO.1 - Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
KONONO NO.1
Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
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KONONO NO.1 - Alternative Takes on Congotronics
KONONO NO.1
Alternative Takes on Congotronics
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