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Bitchin Bajas, Olivia Wyatt

Sailing a Sinking Sea (LP+DVD)

Label: Drag City

Format: LP+DVD

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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Sublime Frequencies filmmaker Olivia Wyatt & Bitchin Bajas present a lush A/V study on the nomadic Moken people of coastal Thailand and Myanmar on DVD, accompanied by the soundtrack on vinyl.

Quite literally an anthropologist’s wet dream, The Moken are a sea-faring community and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia, traditionally spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats, and with a lifestyle and belief system that completely revolves around water.

Sailing a Sinking Sea traces their lives and practice both above and below the surface, rendering a dreamlike sequence of tropical fish, shimmering turquoise seas, and these beautiful mermaid/men people, who still live stilt-born sea shanties.

The oneiric quality of the film is subtly accentuated by Bitchin Bajas’ soundtrack of auto-harps, synth, bells and flutes, perfectly capturing the nature of ‘70s nature programmes and their library synth scores, coupled with a fluid timelessness that moves in synch with the imagery, and follows on from their Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties LP with Bonnie “Prince” Billy - who executive produced this project as Will Oldham.

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Cat. number: DC649
Year: 2016

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