Monday, 16 November 2015
A mini review for a mini album.....
The self titled album from Sexwitch is really Natasha Khan on leave from the day job from Bat For Lashes whilst she explores the world.
There are 6 covers from around the globe and this is real world music rather than the bland Peter Gabriel version
The opening Ha Howa Ha Howa is an atmospheric joy..... Images abound of the vocalist whirling round an open fire in the Saharan night summoning Djinn from the darkness. A propulsive, rhythmic beat, north African sounding drones and some evocative chanting make this a highlight of the musical year
Other tracks add Arabian flavours or tribal drumming before it all ends on a woozy psychedelic take of a Skip Spence track
A really special morsel from a very interesting singer