Xylouris White - Black Peak

Xylouris White - Black Peak
Xylouris White - Black Peak
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Bella Union (BELLA570V)
Special Attributes: Printed matted inner sleeve with photograph and lyrics
Release Date: 10/2016
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"...Though more anchored in Cretan folk, this set reveals Xylouris & White as more confident and strident. Their exploration & exposition of what lies hidden in tradition in the creation of new music make for utterly compelling -- & perhaps even obsessive -- listening..." (

 "...Two years on from their debut album, Goats, comes this follow-up, in which they further develop their inventive and often thrilling fusion style by concentrating on songs rather than instrumentals. But the emphasis is on improvisation rather than predictable structures; so on the exhilarating title track, Xylouris mixes Cretan influences with pounding rock riffs, with his powerful baritone voice at times backed only by White’s inventive percussion. Elsewhere, the duo switch direction with the edgy and menacing Hey, Musicians, on which slow, brooding vocals are backed by increasingly furious lute playing and percussion, or the eerie Erotokritos, which mixes growled, spoken passages with vocals from Bonnie “Prince” Billy.…” (Read More:

Track List

A1 Black Peak (Listen)
A2 Forging    
A3 Hey Musicians!

B1 Erotokritos (Opening) (Listen
B2 Short Rhapsody    
B3 Pretty Kondilies
B4 The Feast

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