Xylouris White – Mother
There are two-man bands. There are power duos. And then there is Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary collaboration of Giorgos Xylouris, who plays the Cretan lute, and drummer Jim White, of legendary Australian avant-rock trio The Dirty Three. ’Mother’ sees the ARIA Award-nominated duo team up for the third time. Produced by long-time collaborator Guy Piccioto (Fugazi), the album has been named to denote ‘new life’. As Xylouris says, “’Mother’ is the extension of ’Ghosts’ and ’Black Peak’. Three things, all part of a whole. Goats are mothers, Zeus was raised on Amaltheia’s milk, Black Peak is Mother’s Earth… Mother Earth is the mother of everything.“ Themes of simplicity and child-like innocence runs through the album.
Cat.# KAS X/W