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Konono No. 1 Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records

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Mark Ernestus Vs. Konono No. 1
Masikulu Dub / Masikulu Rhythm

OK, this is the second Congotronics remix 12" following on from the Shackleton/Burnt Friedman effort I reviewed last week. This ones on Honest Jon's but it looks the same as the last, packaged in a black disco bag with a basic label. Both sides are mixes by Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel/Maurizio who, to be honest, I'm not at all familiar with i...view item »
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Konono No. 1
Konono No 1 Meets Batida

The mighty Congolese collective Konono No.1 haven’t released a record in ages, so this new collaborative effort with the Angolan / Portuguese producer Batida is very welcome. He mostly underpins the tracks with beats, managing to add to but not distract from the inimitable buzzing momentum that Kon...view item »


Konono No. 1
Assume Crash Position

Oh happy day...Mingiedi Mawangu's awesome Konono No. 1 return with yet another fantastic selection of likembe jams that further expand on the Konono principle of creating vast hypnotic percussive grooves using thumb pianos (likembe, kalimba...they go by many names) hooked up to primitive, junkyard pick-ups and amplification. Universally liked by...view item »
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The Dead C / Konono No. 1
Split Series 18

This 12" features live sonic explorations by New Zealand legends The Dead C - an acquired taste definitely but they throw some amazing shapes at times and you know Sonic Youth were hugely influenced by this band. On the flip you get Konono No 1 which is bonkers world music type stuff out of the Congo. Sounds like th...view item »
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