Various Artists - Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes On Congotronics

Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes On Congotronics

Various Artists

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Double Album 26 tracks £9.99
Download Album (MP3) 13 tracks £7.99
Download Album (FLAC) 13 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks From £0.79

Description

Various Artists - Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes On Congotronics

The Congotronics series has spawned a fervent following in the world of alternative rock and electronic music... and now that world answers back in musical form.

Crammed has asked a carefully chosen list of musicians to come up with their own personal take on Congotronics. The result is this EPIC DOUBLE ALBUM consisting of 26 BRAND-NEW TRACKS inspired by the sound of the Congotronics bands: most of the contributions blur the boundaries between reinventions and covers, reworks and homages.

Featured artists include prominent US indie bands such as ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, DEERHOOF, ANDREW BIRD, MEGAFAUN, ONEIDA, Portland's AU, New York's SKELETONS and Chicago's ALLÁ, unique personalities such as JUANA MOLINA, JOLIE HOLLAND and GLENN KOTCHE (of Wilco), London's mutant pop sensation MICACHU & THE SHAPES, innovative electronic music producers such as SHACKLETON, OPTIMO and BASS CLEF from the UK, and Germany's BURNT FRIEDMAN and MARK ERNESTUS (of Basic Channel and Maurizio fame), a rare appearance by the label's seminal band AKSAK MABOUL and many more. The Congotronics bands paid tribute to are primarily KONONO No 1 and KASAI ALLSTARS, but also Sobanza Mimanisa, Kisanzi Congo, and Kasai Allstars offshoots Masanka Sankayi and Basokin.

The booklet includes texts written by each of the contributors, who explain what they love about Congotronics, and/or how they approached their respective tracks.

Reviews

“This is what the future will sound like“ (Mojo, UK)
“A miraculous dialogue” (Les Inrockuptibles, France)
“Wonderful” (Sunday Times, UK)
“Stunning” (Le Vif/L’Express, BE)
“The future of pop” (Die Zeit, DE)

Tracklisting

CD Double Album (CRAM 169)
    1. Deerhoof vs Kasai Allstars - Travels Broaden The Mind
    2. Animal Collective vs Kasai Allstars - Quick As White
    3. Andrew Bird vs Konono N°1 & Sobanza Mimanisa - Ohnono/Kiwembo
    4. Tussle vs Konono N°1 - Soft Crush
    5. Glenn Kotche vs Konono N°1 - Traducteur de Transmission
    6. Lonely Drifter Karen vs Kasai Allstars - Hunting On The Moon
    7. Jherek Bischoff vs Konono N°1 - Kule Kule (orchestral version)
    8. Woom vs Kasai Allstars - Enter The Chief
    9. Juana Molina vs Kasai Allstars - Hoy supe que viajas
    10. Mark Ernestus vs Konono N°1 - Masikulu Dub
    11. Skeletons vs Sobansa Mimanisa - Kiwembo/Unstuck
    12. Jolie Holland & Joel Hamilton vs Kasai Allstars - Nyeka Nyeka
    13. Aksak Maboul vs Kasai Allstars - Land Dispute
    1. Shackleton vs Kasai Allstars - Mukuba Special
    2. Hoquets vs Konono N°1 - Likembes
    3. Micachu & The Shapes vs Konono N°1 - NO.K
    4. Megafaun vs Kisanzi Kongo - Conjugal Mirage
    5. AU vs Masanka Sankayi - Two Labors
    6. Allá vs Basokin - Mulu(me)
    7. Bear Bones, Lay Low vs Konono N°1 - Kuletronics
    8. Burnt Friedman vs Konono N°1 - Rubaczech
    9. Oneida vs Konono N°1 - Nombre 1!
    10. Optimo vs Konono N°1 - Wumbanzanga
    11. Bass Clef vs Kasai Allstars - The Incident At Mbuji-Mayi
    12. Eye vs Konono N°1 - Konono Wa Wa Wa
    13. Sylvain Chauveau vs Konono N°1 - Makembe
    Download Album (CRAM 169.1)
    1. Deerhoof vs Kasai Allstars - Travels Broaden The Mind
    2. Animal Collective vs Kasai Allstars - Quick As White
    3. Andrew Bird vs Konono N°1 & Sobanza Mimanisa - Ohnono/Kiwembo
    4. Tussle vs Konono N°1 - Soft Crush
    5. Glenn Kotche vs Konono N°1 - Traducteur de Transmission
    6. Lonely Drifter Karen vs Kasai Allstars - Hunting On The Moon
    7. Jherek Bischoff vs Konono N°1 - Kule Kule (orchestral version)
    8. Woom vs Kasai Allstars - Enter The Chief
    9. Juana Molina vs Kasai Allstars - Hoy supe que viajas
    10. Mark Ernestus vs Konono N°1 - Masikulu Dub
    11. Skeletons vs Sobansa Mimanisa - Kiwembo/Unstuck
    12. Jolie Holland & Joel Hamilton vs Kasai Allstars - Nyeka Nyeka
    13. Aksak Maboul vs Kasai Allstars - Land Dispute