Xylouris White is a collaboration of both epic and intimate proportions. Greek lute player Giorgos Xylouris and Dirty Three drummer Jim White reach across musical languages, sonic cultures and geographic boundaries to create a sound that goes beyond conventional songwriting, all while exploring the minutia of musical collaboration between their two febrile minds. On The Sisypheans, Giorgos and Jim display their natural chemistry and sensual dynamics on the second single, "Black Sea."
Georgos relates the Greek traditional tale of exile to a state of nature with exquisite vocal prowess and a spare touch on the Laouto, augmented by son Nikos' cello playing and Jim's fluid, expansive drumming, producing an earthy yet modern rendition of ancient music that is never less than utterly immediate. Recorded and mixed by Guy Picciotto, Xylouris White create a new musical world from traditional and experimental modes.
Watch "Black Sea" above and prepare thyselves for the imminent release of The Sisypheans on November 8th!
Nov.7 - Parnassos Hall in Athens, Greece
Nov.9 - Le Guess Who? 2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov.13 - Summerhall in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Nov.14 - The Blue Arrow in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov.16 - Mirth Marvel and Maud in London, United Kingdom (London Jazz Festival)
Nov. 17 - Brave Exhibitions Festival @ Cluny 2 in Newcastle, United Kingdom
Nov. 22 - Fondazione Feltrinelli in Milano, Italy
Nov. 23 - Transmissions Festival in Ravenna, Italy