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Perdido

by The Headwhiz Consort Moderne Internationale

The Consort continues with their stunning exploration of experimental world jazz
Genre: Jazz: Progressive Jazz
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1. Tortoise Shell
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2. Incredibly Uncredible
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3. Blood Oranges
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4. Blue Tinge
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5. Butkiss the Bootlick
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6. Who Darkened the Sun
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7. Caustic Fungi
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8. A Treat I Do Not Desire
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9. Sonic Wetland
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10. A Politicians Best Friend Is Ready Money
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11. Release Valve
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12. Clouds Are Plugs
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Perdido

Once again the Headwhiz Consort Moderne Internationale has returned from the studio with a stunning work-PERDIDO. Picking up where Baobob left off, which is anywhere they felt like going, this is a release of remarkable diversity that is not bound by anything. You can tell that this is a group of musicians who love to play with each other and really have no rules as to what should or should not be played.

A New Release for a New Decade.

In the past the Consort had relied on their good friend John McGrail for much of the writing but this time all the pieces are by the members themselves. When asked about this Babakar Wade, the Consorts founder, had this to say “We actually were assuming we would use some of John’s pieces but John was adamant that we do this all on our own. Of course he was there to help produce it (and to cook for the members on their breaks in the Mind Fry kitchen) but even when we pleaded he said we needed to do it on our own. We did manage to get his input though as he does a guest vocal and helped with the lyrics on the song “Who Darkened The Sun”. This release continues to explore the wide open world of what they describe as EWJ or experimental world jazz.

You may also wish to check out the Mind Fry newspage which has the story that led to the title of the album. You can find it here

http://www.mindfryenterprises.com/pages/news.html

under the title "Travels With Babakar: The Gulf Of Mexico" We would also like you encourage you to read its predecessor "Travels With Babakar: The Badlands" They are both amusing tales of these two good friends on the road!

Please note that the Consort (as all acts associated with Mind Fry Enterprises) gives away any and all profits from their recordings and performances to various charities.


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Cindy Majors

Brilliant can I give a 6th star please??
this is really really stunning music. no one anywhere does this. the musicianship is fantastic. from the opening drive of tortoise Shell, to the odd meters of Blood Oranges, to the dark haunting lyrics and melody of Who Darkened The Sun. Not to mention the manic neurosis of Release Valve. Everything on here is something uniques and special. Why can't this type of stuff get wider acclaim. Babakar Wade has a bunch of kick ass musicians who know how to support the piece and each other. I also get the impressin that they dig each other as people although thats just a gut feeling.... Amazing.

Bill Fliarg

Stunning ... deserves a 6th star
This is a special music. It is deeper and more challenging. You probably won’t find any reviews from Brittany or Madonna fans on this one. It is an intelligent music. It plunges the depths of one’s soul. This group of international musicians is amazing. Their technical gifts are obvious enough but to me it is the way the musicians seem to put the composition first and their ego’s later. Babakar Wade has gathered some amazing people around him. The writing is also stellar. My personal favorites are “Blue Tinge”, a beautiful guitar duet, “Blood Oranges” which brings to mind some of the Adrian Belew era King Crimson, “Buttkiss the Bootlick” that highlights the 2 guitarist inventive interplay and then the dark colored “Who Darkened The Sun” with a guest vocal by John McGrail. Having found Perdido I must now go and check out their last release Baobob. I can’t wait.

Hank Wait

Brillian, yet again!
While they are little known the music of The Consort should be spread far and wide to all lovers of serious music. Once again they straddle a variety of genres. the guitar work alone of Babakar Wade and Barney Cole is enough to warrant kidos. Take a listen to the lead work on the delicate Blue Tinge or the firey sizzle of Tortoise Shell or the incredibly complex ostinations on Butkiss the Bootlick and you will see what I mean. but there is more. The pointed lyrics of Incredilby Uncredible, or the ominous environmental imagery of Sonic Wetland or even the despair in Who Darkened The Sun show a lyrical/poetic prowess one might not normally associate with such technically gifted musicians. But these folks are about the music not the technique. Some how they have managed to collect all these people from their various countries and mesh them into one single sound that does not sound like a bunch of pieces throuwn together but as a bunch of musicians who love music and each other. It doesn't get any better than this.