Album: Various artists, Tradi-Mods vs Rockers (Crammed)

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A whole bunch of musicians from Chicago to Berlin have built tracks in response to the Congolese music from the Congotronics CD series using the source material to varying degrees.

For example, Jherek Bischoff transcribes every buzz and rattle of a Konono No1 tune into a piece for orchestra strings. It could have gone horribly wrong if those urgent polyrhythms had been made to conform to stultifying programmed beats, but thankfully most of it's touchingly respectful and thrillingly successful.

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