With a phenomenonal cast of musicians that includes members of Konono Nº1, Kasai Allstars, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, and Skeletons’ Matthew Mehlan, Congotronics International are nothing short of a mighty supergroup. April 29th will see the release of their new collaborative album, Where’s The One?, through Crammed Discs. In the works for eleven years, the album brings together 19 stellar musicians from four continents, who first recorded and played together for their 2011 Congotronics vs. Rockers tour. Featuring 21 concert recordings and studio tracks, Where’s The One? finds the multicultural ensemble explore and develop new idioms out of traditional Congolese music and experimental forms of rock and electronic music.
Ahead of the album’s release, Congotronics International are whetting our appetite with two thrilling singles, ‘Banza Banza’ and ‘Beyond The 7th Bend’. Take a listen now.