One of the hippest, deepest release that Sagittarius A Star has ever published, a really wonderful set that opens up a whole new side of this legendary band: a journey into Middle Eastern music and free harmonic extractions, where one can hear the magic and effortlessness of the band's intimate communication.
"I tried few times (and i usually try only once) to convince Mike Johnston to put together all this but i understand why: Faruq's passing was kind of a shock and bewildering event for Northwoods, especially after so many years together... but we FINALLY made the long overdue retrospective of one of the most amazing and totally underated group of improvisers of the last 20 years. until now, only a one-sided LP (released by Qbico few years ago) exist in vinyl format of Northwoods... this 4 LP box set collect some previously unissued material recorded from 1997 to 2011 and two sessions previously available on CD by Entropy (both rec. in 1998/99). there's some music (not much nowadays unfortunatly), the more special & rare one, which trascent the notion of time/space and goes beyond... music which'd had been enjoyed by the Pharaohs, by present day hipsters and by future budum... this kind of music is called: TIMELESS. period" ep
instruments (set up in a large circle): steel drums, vibes, log drums, sho, cheng, cello, gongs, mbira, marimba, ewart rain sticks, bell tree, tamboura, bone guitar, shakers, bells, cup gongs, bowed percussion, kora, african string intruments, shakuhachi, bird calls, frame drum, bass, african flute, ewart flute, tabla, bowed saz, logs, conga, zither, inanga, bowed banjo, bass recorder, penny whistle, tibetian bells
4LP box set with printed inner sleeves, black vinyls/black labels, ltd ed 75 copies only numbered