Konono No.1 Assume Crash Position

Crammed
  • 1. wumbanzanga
  • 2. thin legs
  • 3. mama na bana
  • 4. makembe
  • 5. fula fula
  • 6. guiyome
  • 7. konono wa wa wa
  • 8. nakobala lisusu te

Brand new album from Congolese street band Konono No.1!!!

Recorded in their home domain of Kinshasa, DR Congo by Congotronics series producer Vincent Kenis, the long-anticipated follow-up to Konono's 2005 debut sees their trademark thrilling junkyard sonics and relentlessly hypnotic percussive grooves (as created using thumb pianos and drums made from scrap metal and disused car parts) further elevated with electric guitars and bass - played by neighbourhood musicians from a young Konono covers band! - as well as a wider range of vocalists plus guest appearances from guitarist Manuaku Pepe Felly (Zaïko Langa Langa) and members of fellow Congotronics band Kasai Allstars.

The band's music is and will always be a very precise mixture of traditonal bazombo trance music with the distortion of their modern home-made equipment... but their sound on "Assume Crash Position" is somehow deeper, more layered and ethereal, without losing any of that signature raw power and driving energy!

EXCELLENT!

People also bought

Group DouehGuitar Music from the Western SaharaSublime Frequencies
2009 repress. If you think you've heard all the great electric guitar styles in the world, think again. This Saharan sand-blizzard of fine-crushed glass...
  • CD£13.99
    Out of stock
Get Down With The Philly Sound CDA Very Special Collection From Dimitri From ParisBBE
Awesome!!!! Dimitri From Paris has produced another brilliant compilation for Barely Breaking Even! This triple CD compilation is up there with Dimitri's...
  • 2×CD£10.99 £6.00
    Out of stock
Esoteric DiscoMixed by ZeusQuiet Village
BACK IN STOCK! Exclusive to Sounds of the Universe! We're delighted to be able to offer you this limited edition mix CD from DJ Zeus AKA Joel Martin...
  • CD£9.99
    Out of stock
MadlibMedicine Show No. 5 The History Of The Loop DiggaMadlib Invasion
This is the fifth of a one-a-month, twelve-CD series from Madlib on his own imprint, Madlib Invazion!  Odd numbers in the series are original productions...
  • 2×LP£15.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£13.99
    Out of stock
Cut ChemistThe Litmus TestA Stable Sound
Legendary turnatablist Cut Chemist takes us on another mindboogling excursion through some of Jurassic 5's finest moments! Mixed and sliced to perfection...
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
Lloyd McNeill QuartetAshaUniversal Sound
Soul Jazz are issuing this super-rare deep jazz album from the Lloyd McNeill Quartet. This album was originally released by flute player Lloyd McNeill...
  • LP£13.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
  • MP3 Release£7.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
DOOMDOOM!Think Differently Music
A unique collection of exclusive and unreleased tracks from the legendary mc and producer! Daniel Dumile aka Doom is one of the greatest underground...
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
Francis Bebey Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984Born Bad
We were completely blown away by the music of the late Cameroonian master musician, Francis Bebey when a compilation emerged on the Born Bad imprint last...
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP£18.99
    Out of stock
Theo ParrishSuggested Use Pt.1Sound Signature
SUPER exclusive mix from Detroit house legend Theo Parrish! Heavyweight raw official mix from Theo Parrish on his Sound Signature imprint! 'Suggested...
  • CD£14.99
    Out of stock
Rara in HaitiStreet Music of HaitiSoul Jazz Records
Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient...
George TheodorakisThe Rules Of The Game (Original Studio Recordings 1978-1996)Into The Light
**LIMITED CD EDITION AVAILABLE** Into The Light Records shines it's spotlight on Greek producer George Theodorakis. 'The Rules Of The Game (Original...
  • 2×LP£19.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£10.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Theo ParrishSuggested Use Pt.2Sound Signature
SUPER exclusive mix from Detroit house legend Theo Parrish! Heavyweight raw official mix from Theo Parrish on his Sound Signature imprint! 'Suggested...
  • CD£15.99
    Out of stock
DonsoDonsoComet
Donso meaning "hunter" in Bambara is the result of the collaboration of four talented musicians coming from France and Mali: Producer Pierre Antoine Grison...
  • CD£11.49
    Out of stock
Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement (Reissue)Now Again
Reissued by Now Again Records, this Proto-punk and Garage Zamrock album from celebrated guitarist, Paul Ngozi, was originally released in 1976. 'Day Of...
  • New LP + MP3 Voucher£17.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • CD£14.99
    Out of stock
Oh NoDr No's OxperimentStones Throw
Amazing new album from the ever-excellent Stonesthrow label! This is Oh No's follow up to 'Exodus into Unheard Rhythms' and is an ace journey in sound...
  • 2×LP£13.99
    Out of stock
Nu Yorica Roots!The Rise of Latin Music in New York in the 1960sSoul Jazz Records
New edition of long-out-of-print Soul Jazz bomb of non-stop killer 60s Latin! Comes with extensive sleevenotes charting the rise in Latin music in New...
CongotronicsCongotronics 1: Konono Number OneCrammed
Excellent, extreme Congolese trance music with Electronics!! Highly recommended!    
  • CD£12.99
    Out of stock
 
    Addis To AxumMusic, Words & Arrangements To Ethopia : A Mix By QuanticMochilla
    Stunning compilation of super-rare raw, rootsy Ethio-jazz unearthered by producer and DJ Quantic and Soundway's Miles Ceret and supreme beat-digger B+!!!!! In...
    • CD£10.99
      Out of stock
    Mulatu Astatke & The HeliocentricsInspiration InformationStrut
    Wow! This is brilliant! We've been evangelically recommending reissue records and CDs by the great Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astake to our customers...
    • CD£12.99
      Out of stock
    Michael WhiteThe Land Of Spirit and Light (1973)Impulse!
    Seminal! One of the great deep jazz albums - super spiritual rhythmical stuff from Michael White - composer, violinist and founder of the Fourth Way in...
    • CD£9.99
      Out of stock
    • Original LP£39.99
      Out of stock
    King Jammy'sBy Beth LesserECW Press
    Essential! This is Beth Lesser's first book (before her Dancehall book on Soul Jazz) - an incredible study of King Jammy, his soundsystem, life at the...
    • Book (400g)£13.99
      Out of stock
    Group IneraneGuitars From Agadez (Music of Niger)Sublime Frequencies
    By popular demand, this is the CD reissue of the second Sublime Frequencies vinyl release (the limited LP release sold out almost immediately upon release...
    • CD£13.99
      Out of stock
     
      QuanticFlowering Inferno - Dog With A RopeTru Thoughts
      *VINYL COMES WITH BONUS 7" & CD* The second album from the prolific Quantic fuses tropical Horns on reggae rhythms!!! With the Flowering Inferno,...