Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Konono No. 1 is a semi-traditional Bazombo trance music group, but amplified through home-made equipment, which gives the music an urgency and presence that I don't hear in most 'world music', which is often recorded in that pristine 'naturalist' manner. The thumb piano sounds amazing, almost like some sort of old Casio played through your home stereo way louder than god intended. This is almost like electronica, but without the precision. It reminds me a little of Philip Glass, if he'd been born in the 3rd world! Check out their site, and mp3s here: Konono No 1.