KOKOKO! – Tokoliana

Using salvaged junk to create their instruments, Kinshasa based KOKOKO! are a band who could easily have fitted into Crammed Records’ ‘Congotronics’ series alongside the likes of Konono N°1 and Kasai Allstars but instead this release is out through ICI and rather than Vincent Kenis (who produced the Congotronics series and also Staff Benda Bilili), they have ICI head honcho and all round incredible musical explorer Débruit on production, giving it a bit of a Post Punk vibe. I’m a massive fan of pretty much all his work so it’s no surprise I’m loving this, but the sheer ingenuity of the band is a huge inspiration. I’m definitely going to try and catch their London shows on 13th November (can’t do 12th sadly as Tank & The Bangas are playing in Bristol that night!).

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