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NaamGeorge Xylouris, Jim White & Guy Picciotto
HerkomstVerenigde Staten


A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. For their debut album, 2014's 'Goats', Xylouris White compared themselves to the titular animals, wandering fearlessly through rough-hewn terrain. Two years later, they showed how far their horizons could reach on 2016's majestically expansive 'Black Peak', named after a mountaintop in Crete. The duo's exploratory instincts drive them further onwards still on their third album, 'Mother', named to denote new life.

As Xylouris puts it, "Mother is the extension of Goats and Black Peak. Three things, all part of a whole. Goats are mothers, Zeus was raised on Amaltheia's milk, Black Peak is Mother Earth... Mother Earth is the mother of everything." Across Mother 's nine tracks, Xylouris White nurture fecund growths from the spaces between their instruments. Sometimes the songs drive with an invigorating urgency; sometimes they brood, plead, yearn and lull. The duo seem to discover each other anew at every turn, teasing the songs out from their fluid chemistry with the kind of virtuosity that knows when to listen, accommodate and learn afresh.

A theme of the album is the significance of simplicity and a child-like approach, Xylouris explains. "So, we connect mother and child and play instruments as toys. Xylouris White is still gestating."

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Laatste feest was op zaterdag 9 november 2019: Le Guess Who?, Centrum Utrecht, Utrecht
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