1962 (age 56)
A kind of intimate scrapbook of the startling collaboration between German techno-maestro
Moritz Von Oswald and the long-standing musical collective Ordo Sakhna based in Bishkek, devoted to the traditional music of Kyrgyzstan.
Loose-leaved but balanced, lucid and intimate, it sets out from stunning à capella and virtuoso komuz and kylak, mouth harp and traditional percussion: not field, but expert studio recordings made over several days in Berlin using marvellous vintage microphones. Further, a few of these are deftly treated by Moritz, using Reichian de-synced double-tracking, and discreet effects. Also two ten-minute dubs: a deadly, signature Berlin steppers, plus its version; and an echoing, mystical drum session, recorded live on stage in Bishkek. And a side-long, dream-like summation: the locomotive, oceanic, clangorous, dread Facets. Ravishing, rooted, searching music; beautifully presented.
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