lego robot!
studio robot
lego robot!

Well, a lot has happened since my last post. With very little warning I discovered I had two weeks to find a new place to live and move. Luckily it’s all worked out well but it’s been pretty full on. I’m never overly keen on moving as it involves moving my records and equipment. It’s times like this you wish you had lighter interests. 🙂

So what have I been up to?

The studio is pretty much back together although I have less space here so I’m still moving bits around to get it as compact and workable as possible.

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Barbican 12 July 2011

Congotronics vs. Rockers
Congotronics vs. Rockers

I’ve been intending to write a bit about this for a while but life’s been pretty hectic recently and writing anything for the blog has gone by the wayside.

A friend had seen the gig was on and asked if I wanted to go with him and the chance to see Konono No.1 and the other Congotronic artists was just to good to miss. Prior to the gig I admit I was dubious as to whether the combination of African and Indie-Rock would actually work. The Congotronics sound is unique and to my mind already superb musically and I was unsure whether the combination of styles would in some way westernise and dilute the rawness and vibrancy of the original music.

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