Xylouris White - Goats [LP]
George Xylouris is a legendary Cretan folk musician, Jim White is an icon of underground
music; produced by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, Goats brings together these varied and
inspired personalities to create something undeniably fresh and new.
George Xylouris was born into a Greek musical family of incomparable stature; his
uncle, Nikos Xylouris, is arguably one of the most iconic Greek performers of all
time; his father, Antonis Xylouris, better known as Psarandonis, is a world-renowned
singer and lyra player who has long pushed against the boundaries of traditional folk,
and is famous around the world. George grew up playing the lute, and spent much of
his youth accompanying Psarandonis on many of his most important recordings and
performances, going on to lead several ensembles of his own and playing on more than
Jim White emerged from the Australian post-punk scene to become one of the most
beloved and instantly recognizable drummers of today. Best known for his long-running
role in Dirty Three, he is a powerful and original player who has flourished in many
settings, White has collaborated, toured and recorded with a wide array of brilliant artists
over the years, including Cat Power, Will Oldham, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Bill Callahan,
and many more.
The addition of Guy Picciotto producing was the final piece of the puzzle, and this is the
beginning of what looks to be an ongoing collaboration, and one of the most expressive
and personal of either musician's long career. For fans of international folk and world
sounds, guitar music, improv and avant garde, and much more.
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