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Songlines 4**** , No. 1 in Daniel Spicer's Jazz Releases of the Year - The Wire January 2017.
Firewater The Golden Hour
Bloodshot CD BS152 0744302015224 2 Jul 12
In 2005, Firewater's Tod A embarked on what would become a three year sabbatical through the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia. Recording with a single microphone and a laptop in his pack, he captured performances with a vast array of musicians across India and Pakistan - and eventually Turkey and Israel. Bhangra and sufi percussion would form the basis for the songs he wrote along the way - songs about the world he left behind, politics, and dislocation. Tod's acerbic wit shines on The Golden Hour, elucidating both the beauty and the absurdity of the world.
Firewater drummer Tamir Muskat (now also of Balkan Beat Box) produced, mixed and played on the album, along with a strange cast of characters
from 5 different countries. Firewater is scheduled to appear at SXSW in March 2008. The group will tour throughout Europe in April.