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Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers - Alternative Takes On Congotronics, Vol. 1 (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers - Alternative Takes On Congotronics, Vol. 1 (Bonus Track Version). This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to World Music, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:09:51 minutes.

Release date: 2010
Genre: World Music, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:09:51
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No. Title Length
1. Travel Broadens the Mind (Deerhoof, Kasai Allstars) 3:19
2. Quick As White (Animal Collective, Kasai Allstars) 3:20
3. Ohnono/Kiwembo (Andrew Bird, Konono N°1) 5:58
4. Soft Crush (Tussle, Konono N°1) 5:52
5. Traducteur de Transmission (Glenn Kotche, Konono N°1) 4:31
6. Hunting On the Moon (Lonely Drifter Karen, Kasai Allstars) 2:51
7. Kule Kule (Orchestral Version) (Jherek Bischoff, Konono N°1) 3:21
8. Enter the Chief (Kasai Allstars) 3:10
9. Hoy Supe que viajas (Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars) 5:01
10. Masikulu Dub (Mark Ernestus, Konono N°1) 7:55
11. Kiwembo/Unstuck (Skeletons) 7:05
12. Nyeka Nyeka (Jolie Holland, Kasai Allstars, Joel Hamilton) 4:38
13. Land Dispute (Aksak Maboul, Kasai Allstars) 4:53
14. Masikulu Rhythm (Bonus Track) (Mark Ernestus, Konono N°1) 7:57



When the Belgian label Crammed Discs released Konono No. 1’s Congotronics in 2005, it took the indie music scene by storm. The high-energy Congolese band produced a joyful noise by playing likembes and found-object percussion through a homemade sound system. The result, complete with group vocals, was distorted, hypnotic, and irresistible. Since then Crammed Discs has released a series of albums, also called Congotronics, that features Konono No. 1 and other bands that combine traditional African and modern elements. For Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers, the label invited an intriguing roster of artists to cover or reinvent material originally presented in the series. Animal Collective’s inspired remake of Kasai Allstars’ “Quick As White,” which incorporates “audio excerpts” from the original, has an ecstatic vibe that the experimental band is known for. Deerhoof’s “Travel Broadens the Mind,” which tackles Kasai Allstars’ “Wa Muluendu,” chugs along in delightfully funky and choppy ways. Taking an entirely different approach, Jherek Bischoff reimagines Konono No. 1’s “Kule Kule” as a piece for chamber orchestra.