CONGOTRONICS INTERNATIONAL - WHERE'S THE ONE?

CONGOTRONICS INTERNATIONAL - WHERE'S THE ONE?

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Released: 13/05/22 (delayed from 29/04/22)

This album results from a unique collaboration between ten musicians from much-admired Congolese bands, Konono No.1 and Kasai Allstars, and ten distinguished Western avant-rock artists - Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Skeletons and Wildbirds & Peacedrums.

During ten years and across four continents, new common languages were created by the participants, who worked to combine the traditional electrified music of the Congolese artists and the various experimental rock styles of the European and American members.

The writing process began in 2010 by exchanging files between Kinshasa DRC, Buenos Aires, New Mexico, New York, Stockholm and Brooklyn. The supergroup then performed 16 spectacular shows in 2011. This album consists of concert recordings processed and mixed by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier and studio recordings conducted at the time and during the following years. Where's the One was finally completed in 2021.

The front cover art is a drawing by Juana Molina, portraying all the participants.