It´s been a few weeks already since the release of Land of Kush´s Monogamy together with the Egyptian Light Orchestra on Constellation records.
But it takes time to understand and listen to this music. Especially it´s hard to get used to the computerized voice, which is permanently in the background as a kind off dadaistic commentary,which in the first run seems to ruins almost every song, but after a while you think: it´s consequent and it´s a hard futuristic radical antithesis to the arabic old folkloristic instrumentation of this record.
So listen yourself, here´s the preview:
Especially the title track with the voice of Elisabeth Anka Vajagic and its lyrics is thrilling and mesmerizing:
“A is for the apple tree
B is for Beelzebub and he’s the snake
C is for the curse of Ham
D is for the drugs that you’re now forced to take
E is for eternity
F is for the fucking that you did outside
G is for the Giving Tree
H is for the Holy Spirit’s bride
And all of this comes out
In little birdlike trills
You’ll reach for paper towels
To clean up all your spills”
So it´s somehow not that easy to handle like the amazing “Against the Day” LP, but for those who listen carefully and for dj´s that aren´t in fear of angry comments while playing 6 minutes with a computer voice, it´s growing every time you listen to it.
And moveover: who expected something that simple from constellation records?