Various Artists Congotronics 2: Buzz‘n‘Rumble From the Urb‘n‘Jungle
- Words: Stacy Meyn
- Label: Crammed Discs
Konono Nº1 kicked off the Congotronics series from Brussels-based Crammed Discs, and Congotronics 2 offers up more mighty Congolese prog-electro boogie. Crammed‘s Vincent Kenis recorded and produced the eight indigenous bands featured between the disc and DVD, including Konono Nº1 (who have been around since the ‘70s). Electric likembes (thumb pianos), giant megaphones, and car parts are further boosted by distorted drums and over-amped guitars, all feeding from traditional African trance roots. And you can dance to it! Krautrockers and guitar god aficionados alike will be blown away by the vibes rebounding from Kinshasa.
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