Congotronics by Konono No.111.14.06   |   Posted in: Music   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: electronic music, Konono No.1, trance
Congotronics by Konono No.1 has its roots in Bazombo trance music. The group’s distinctive sound comes from three likembÃ©s, or thumb pianos, which are played by plucking varying lengths of metal bars. The hand-made amplification through salvaged magnets adds a distortion which bears a resemblance to electronic music and even some experimental rock. Some of the percussion was even assembled from old pots and car parts. The resulting sound is amazing.