Ex Anima (LP)

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Electronic Krautrock in line with Cluster, Harmonia, Neu!, Popul Vuh from Jay Whitefield (Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers/Karl Hector & The Malcouns). DOWNLOAD CARD FOR .WAV FILES INCLUDED.

Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything thats come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets of Rhythms great Discern/Define, as it reaches back to Krautrocks experimental heyday but pushes its boundaries with a post-hip-hop approach.

Rodinias first album, Drumside/Dreamside, featured two, side-long suites, with synthesizers taking the fore on an overarching ambient approach (featuring over-dubbed reeds, drums and guitar, and self-made Moroccan field recordings introducing the project on its Drumside.)

For Ex Anima, Rodinia has incorporated more of the mid-70s approach of Krautrock forebears Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, with shorter, self-contained songs. The result is winsome and exploratory, respectfully distanced from the pasts trappings while celebrating a musical spirit still very much alive and influential.

With original artwork by Jason Jagel (DOOMs Mm Food, Operation DOOMsday).


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