Far from the stroboscopic effervescence of the golden eigthies,
the British Alig (alias John Pearce), former instigator of a funny
pop music mixed növö-dub combo called Family Fodder, comes
back as Johnny Kash with a new muse : the superb Norwegian singer
Anne-Marte Rygh for a completly timeless recording, more stamped
with mythological images than with Freudian theories.
Oedipus enrolls its silk carpet for us, which is tranformed into
a flying carpet for a weightlnessness journey across an oriental
garden. Real zen and almost ritual music, this self- spell ceremony
manages to make a blank in our minds. This kind of shamanic trip
hop has the mystery and wisdom of an antique oracle.
The percussions from North Africa and Persia meet the accordion
and european folk music : polka, tango, fado, even country western
music. Anne-Marthe / Alig duet's minimal trance starts from the
inmost and connects to the world beat in order to rediscover the
sensuousness and flightiness of the first loves.
Oedipus has also contributed to the No More...
No Mouroir compilation (IPS 1301).
Johnny Kash guitar, accordion, percussion, voice, piano
Anne-Marte Rygh voice, texts
Ben Grubb acoustic guitar (Riddlespire, Morphic Resonance)
Russell Harris percussion (Morphic Resonance, World Music)
Jon Stercx percussion (Two Little Hours)