It’s time to head off into the desert of psychedelic, hard-rocking, 80s-inspired Tucson cumbia and there is no better guide than XIXA.
Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan, members of the legendary Giant Sand, a regular visitor in these parts, consider the city of Tucson, Arizona to be the reason for XIXA, Giant Sand’s spin-off. As Sullivan put it: “Anyone who lives in Tucson for any amount of time realizes that there is something different here. The time moves slower, the rain roars louder, the vegetation stands guard.“
It’s time to head off into the desert of psychedelic, hard-rocking, 80s-inspired Tucson cumbia, crafted by Lopez and Sullivan after years of touring with Giant Sand, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta and Calexico. XIXA will guide us through the otherworldly landscapes with their debut album Bloodline, released in February 2016.
Martin Ramoveš Band is releasing a new album, Astronomi! On it, the group, known for its hard-hitting mixture of blues, country and various experimental sounds, sails amongst more mystical melodies, while at the same retaining its edge and expressive lyrics. All this promises an energetic concert voyage from the valleys of home to the farthest corners of the universe!
Astronomi is scheduled for release in March, as a music album in the form of a comic book. Martin connected all of the song lyrics into one comic book tale, recording the album by himself with various guitars and percussive instruments. Both sonically and lyrically, Astronomi is a more personal affair than its predecessor Nesojeni kavboji, which was also released in the form of a comic strip and was more socially engaged.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.