HERMIT'S GROOVE by WAX MACHINE

SKU123947
ArtistWAX MACHINE
TitleHERMIT'S GROOVE
LabelBATOV RECORDS
Catalog #BTR 062LP
Genre
ReleaseW 26 - 2022
FormatVinyl - EULP
EAN Barcode4062548041019
Import
 € 23,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. guardians of eden
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/btr_062lp_hermits_groove/wax_machine_-_hermits_grove_-_01_guardians_of_eden-snippet.mp3
  2. tears from the skies
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/btr_062lp_hermits_groove/wax_machine_-_hermits_grove_-_02_tears_from_the_skies-snippet.mp3
  3. springtime
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/btr_062lp_hermits_groove/wax_machine_-_hermits_grove_-_03_springtime-snippet.mp3
  4. canto de lemanja
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/btr_062lp_hermits_groove/wax_machine_-_hermits_grove_-_04_canto_de_lemanja-snippet.mp3
  5. all i can do
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/btr_062lp_hermits_groove/wax_machine_-_hermits_grove_-_05_all_i_can_do-snippet.mp3
  6. face of all
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/btr_062lp_hermits_groove/wax_machine_-_hermits_grove_-_06_face_of_all-snippet.mp3
  7. gaian dream
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/btr_062lp_hermits_groove/wax_machine_-_hermits_grove_-_07_gaian_dream-snippet.mp3

Description

A heady trip through progressive psychedelia, kitsch Italian library music and Brazilian tropicalia

Wax Machine is the project of Brazilian-born, Italian/English-raised Lau Ro, who takes a deep dive into their Brazilian heritage on this LP, taking inspiration from 60s tropicalia music and movement and the likes of Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa.

“Brazil is where I was born and grew up until I was 8 years old, and it's where my family is from. We then immigrated to Europe and I was never able to visit Brazil after that as it's a very expensive flight. Instead I've opted for the next best thing which is connecting with the spirit and culture of Brazil via the medium of music.”
The album features a version of Canto De Iemanja from Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell's seminal 1966 Brazilian album Os Afro sambas. Canto De Iemanja is about the goddess of the sea Iemanja, a chant Lau has often found themselves singing to the sea in their hometown of Brighton “The ocean is a muse of mine. I go to the sea whenever I can, her presence enlivens, refreshes and brings me deeper awareness. This version is a homage both to my motherland and the great big blue that separates us.”

The first single and album opener Guardians of Eden is carried in on a cloud of flutes and birdsong. The first half celebrates the light and beauty of this world, while the second half is a reflection on the shadow of our existence here. The three minute, psychedelic explosion of Springtime is a "meditation on the cycles of nature, the dance of duality, the swinging of the cosmic pendulum.”
Two EPs in 2018 preceded their debut album Earthsong of Silence in 2020, with Clash Magazine declaring that Wax Machine “occupy a space somewhere in the gaps where English psych-folk, sun drenched West Coast sounds, Brazilian Tropicália and spiritual jazz overlap.” That year they also had a track featured on the Mr. Bongo Record Club 4 compilation.

The first single and album opener Guardians of Eden is carried in on a cloud of flutes and birdsong. The first half celebrates the light and beauty of this world, while the second half is a reflection on the shadow of our existence here. The three minute, psychedelic explosion of Springtime is a "meditation on the cycles of nature, the dance of duality, the swinging of the cosmic pendulum.”

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