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TEKE::TEKE – Lucky 7

“Sonically, there’s a lot going on here ; Melodic and traditional licks go hand-in-hand with the more experimental and noise side of T::T. The tribal rhythm section, the psychedelic guitar solo and the trombone one at the end, the break with the quiet flute, the use of the ‘taisho-koto’ (vintage electric mini-koto, kind of like if a type-writer and a slide guitar had a baby), the elements of surprise, the contrasts…”

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LUNGBUTTER – Song(s) For Ewe

“I love this track in particular for its contrast of noisy dissonance and the incredibly catchy sax interlude mid-song. Four and a half minutes into an ominous buildup of monotone vocals and an increasingly persistent mechanical growl, the saxophone busts in with a true earworm and shatters the vibe.”

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“I first heard Albanian iso-polyphonic singing on a compilation of traditional Balkan folk music. Since forever my favourite music to listen to has been generally non-Western… When Mt Zion was on tour in the early days (pre-Internet everything), there was a music store in Paris we used to get really excited to go to because you could find amazing rare recordings of music from around the world. We picked up this compilation at some point and it made a huge impression on me musically.”

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