Konono N°1 are starting to gain a lot of attention right now, i saw their Congotronics lp on display in a hip café/bookstore/record store, they have collaborated to one of Fat Cat's latest split series and The Ex are releasing this live recording through their own label. This is a recording of Konono N°1's first gig outside of Africa. The sound is messy and raw, and it may take an extra effort to get into the music. Some instruments are mixed much higher than the average mix and it can get a little disturbing. Lubuaku will appeal to Konono N°1 fans everywhere, but the Fat Cat split is a much better place to start if you're curious.
/june 1st 2005/