Two tracks, 31 minutes. Southern are very excited to present the latest release in our Latitudes series from Master Musicians of Bukkake. Recorded at Southern Studios by Harvey Birrell on 17 April 2010. Additional tracking and mixing at Aleph Studios in Seattle. Produced by Randall Dunn. Mastered by Mell Dettmer. Artwork by Randall Dunn and A.Turner. Elogia de la sombra is the 24th recording in the Latitudes series.
Master Musicians Of Bukkake are an enchanting collective, comprising a fine pedigree of musicians from bands as diverse as Earth, Sun City Girls and Burning Witch. With an amalgam of global influences drawn from music, philosophy, mysticism, and the kitchen sink, they are difficult to pigeonhole, but this is to their credit as Master Musicians are entirely original and when they come together, the result is truly magical.
I see Master Musicians Of Bukkake as a kind of sonic playground, allowing an even greater form of expression for these like-minded individuals. Call it the Exotic Other. Needless to say, the prospect of watching all of those musicians perform together live is always an event. We just had to get them to the Southern Studios to record a Latitudes session, knowing full well that they would adapt to the improvised nature of these sessions with great ease, and with great results!
The finished piece is two lush tracks, the first a sumptuous canyon of melody and timbre and the second an arcane tribute to NEU! and such Krautrock pioneers. Both tracks are testament to their musical prowess. Absolutely mesmerising. - Lauren Barley)