"If you go to New South Wales, you will see marsupials hopping about the countryside. And if you go to the antipodes of the self-conscious mind, you will encounter all sorts of creatures at least as odd as kangaroos. You do not invent these creatures any more than you invent marsupials. They live their own lives in complete independence. A man cannot control them. All he can do is go to the mental equivalent of Australia and look around him." ~Aldous Huxley Ready to go to "Australia" anyone?
Favorite track: Gelfling.
Forget "World" music, these guys make "Other-World" music. Haunting female vocals & excellent musicianship, combines with organic acoustic textures and clever programming to create a sound that is sometimes almost "orchestral" in nature. Very unique and enchanting.
very special "psychedelik" mid tempo vibes, with real instruments and musicians, mixed with a weirdly beatufull female voice... (at least for me). i really like to dig into this one some time! (thought i didn't get into the second LP)...
First thing that gets you about this album is the artwork, by Android Jones. The second is the interesting vocal style over the glitchy/trip hop background.
Favorite track: The Emperor and the Oracle.
Created by a conservatory-trained classical composer turned electronica producer, Akara's mystical dancefloor symphonies are songs of the luminous extradimensional beings, sung across the veil of reality.