Xylouris White Mother CD
There are two-man bands. There are power duos. And
then there is Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary
collaboration of Giorgos Xylouris, who plays the Cretan
lute, and drummer Jim White, of legendary Australian
avant-rock trio The Dirty Three.
Released January 19 th , ’Mother’ sees the ARIA Award-
nominated duo team up for the third time, following on
from the internationally acclaimed albums ‘Black Peak’
(2016) and ‘Ghosts’ (2014).
A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris
White. Across Mother’s nine tracks, they nurture fecund
growths from the spaces between their instruments.
Sometimes the songs drive with an invigorating urgency;
sometimes they brood, plead, yearn and lull.
seem to discover each other anew at every turn, teasing
the songs out from their fluid chemistry with the kind of
virtuosity that knows when to listen, accommodate and
Produced by long-time collaborator Guy Piccioto
(Fugazi), the album has been named to denote 'new life’.
As Xylouris says, “’Mother’ is the extension
of ’Ghosts’ and ’Black Peak’. Three things, all part of a
whole. Goats are mothers, Zeus was raised on
Amaltheia's milk, Black Peak is Mother's Earth... Mother
Earth is the mother of everything.“
Themes of simplicity
and child-like innocence runs through the album.