Food of the Gods is a project from Miho Hatori (of Cibo Matto), Thomas Bullock of Map Of Africa/ARE Weapons, Tim Koh on guitar, plus a supergroup of percussive warriors including DJ Harvey, Eddie Ruscha Jr. and others. Their 12" is out on Whatever We Want Records. It's a hard piece of music to find on anything other than a £17 British import and I still can't get my paws on the B side cut "Poison Apple" which on short listen sounds just as much the psyched out motherland jungle fantasy as "Boy from Brazil" the track included here. Someone's driving a BMW too fast through dirt roads in thatched roof enclaves in the middle of this recording session. Hatori's voice is sometimes post bong hit, sometimes on the verge of an emotional meltdown, sometimes channeling Robert Plant. It's got all the style of Can without the fetishistic. What is it about German globetrotting that it always feels like somehow it's just so hard for them to fully inhabit another place. Even the Karl Hector & the Malcouns stuff I posted the other day is starting to feel more and more tight assed the more I listen to it. It's part of what I love and hate about stuff coming out of Germany. It's easy for us, exploiting other culture's riches while we collectively forget our own comes so naturally!

Boy from Brazil

1 comment:

j. said...

what email can i get in touch with you? great blog! jonathan