Original Box Set
Crammed Discs’ fantastic 6LP +7″ + Book box set, hand numbed to 1000 copies.
Here’s the full press release scoop:
Crammed Discs have created an extravagant Congotronics box, containing vinyl versions of the albums by all the Congolese artists featured so far in the celebrated Congotronics series (which documents the incredible electrified traditional music of Konono N°1, Staff Benda Bilili, Kasai Allstars and other like-minded bands).
The box set contains vinyl versions of all 5 Congotronics albums to date (full list below), an exclusive 7” featuring a collaboration between Kasai Allstars and US psych-rock-folk adventurers Akron/Family, plus a re-usable Congotronics USB pen drive packed with videos & mp3s, and an album sized booklet.
More details on the contents of the box:
– Konono No 1: “Congotronics 1” (1x vinyl LP)
– “Congotronics 2 /Buzz’n’Rumble From The Urb’n’Jungle” feat. five different Kinshasa bands: Sobanza Mimanisa, Kisanzi Kongo, Basokin, Masanka Sankayi and Kasai Allstars (1x vinyl LP)
– Kasai Allstars: “In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic” (1x vinyl LP)
– Staff Benda Bilili : “Très Très Fort” (1x vinyl LP)
– The brand-new Konono No 1: “Assume Crash Position” (2x vinyl LP)
– a specially-designed book featuring photography from Kinshasa,Congo
– a customized, re-usable 2Gb USB pen drive containing 9 videos, and mp3s (in 320 kbps) of all 5 albums.
– a 7″ with 2 exclusive tracks: “Coupe-Jarret” by Kasai Allstars + Akron/Family “Bana Mbende” by Kasai Allstars
Each vinyl LP (180 gr) comes in an original sleeve, and an inner sleeve of a different colour, reproducing the Congotronics fabric on the box (with a design resembling that of the fabrics used for dresses & robes in the Congo, based on the Congotronics logo).
7″ sleeve has separated and could use some glue (but is not torn or ripped). Contents is complete and in terrific shape. Thumb drive is present.