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RAPOON - Melancholic Songs of the Desert

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Soleilmoon Recordings SOL 166CD
Release Year: 2009
Note: handmade paper folder with metallic screenprinting, very beautiful, lim. 500
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"We seem to be dreaming"...Auf diesem neuen Album fr SOLEILMOON (wie immer reizende Artwork) berrascht RAPOON mit dem Einsatz von Mundharmonika und weiteren Samples von ethnischen Instrumenten, sogar Operngesang wird hier integriert, verlangsamte Gesnge tauchen auf, die Grundstimmung ist dster, voller schleppender, subtile Rhythmen, immer wieder durchstreifen wundersame, stark verfremdete Melodien den Raum... 14 Stcke, grosse Varianz, mit politischem Bezug !

"These songs were composed during the last days of the Bush/Blair era and reflect the feeling of isolation and disconnection from any part
of the political process and any sense of identification with the prevailing air of hostility and intolerance generated by this pair of religious xenophobes. The unjustified war in Iraq and the subsequent lies and propaganda engendered a feeling of revulsion and powerlessness. Once again it was unpatriotic to criticize or protest against the governments actions, and there was a rise in nationalism and extremist views.
These songs are a retreat into the one place that no government has yet found a way into, the free and open spaces of the mind. They are
spontaneous and mediative reflections looking for an inner peace in a world made ugly by hatred and war. They symbolize a kind of
walkabout and a reconnection with a lost sense of belonging spiritually, intellectually and physically with the world we inhabit. In a broader sense they also re-affirm long held sympathies with the thoughts of writers and philosophers such as Camus, Sartre and
Burroughs, and the profound wisdom of eastern philosophies such as Taoism and Zen.
The music here looks for a sense of inner being that one can only find in quiet isolation."
[Robin Story, Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 June 2009]