Xylouris White is the self-titled collaboration between Greek laoutist Georgios Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. The laouto is a stringed instrument in the lute family, traditionally played as a backing instrument, but brought to the musical forefront by past members of the Xylouris family, including Georgios’ father, Psarantonis.
Their new album, Mother, was produced by Guy Picciotto (ex-Fugazi, Rites of Spring guitarist) and recorded at his studio. Sung entirely in Cretan Greek, the album honors the traditional sounds of Greece, while indulging in modern production, with the kind of dancey rhythms that could grace a Talking Heads song or a Kanye West track with equal congruity.
Mother will be released on March 25th at Lompoc Wine Factory, and paired with a custom local wine, to be announced soon!