KAYNO YESNO SLONCE: XÀÊ– ÚÊ
CDR: Corvus 002 [2004]
Special Ed. Ltd x 99 with slipcase & postcards

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5 tracks with Bulgarian characters

And the winner for 2004’s most unusual group name goes to…deep breath…pauses a little bit longer for dramatic effect…Kayno Yesno Slonce. Congratulations boys. You’ve hit pay dirt with that one. Forgetting about the name for a moment…I’m sorry I can’t. I have to go back to it…what drugs / drinks were they on to come up with that name? ‘Hey’ says the group leader ‘forget about Rancid Butter Dish as our group name. I think Kayno Yesno Slonce is a sure fire winner’. Everyone then probably nodded in unison and got back to their supply of hash and Jack Daniels. Words fail me.

The name might be / is fucked up but thankfully the music is a damn sight easier to get into. "Xàê-úê" is an electrifying mix of ethnic / tribal / ritual / spiritual / organic music. True. Mixing bagpipes, drums, bells, organs, electronics and chants the music at times reminds me of a cross between the film scores for ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Black Hawk Down’. Also true. You can visualise in your minds eye flying over the vast desserts of Africa then walking the streets of a Persian market before sitting amongst the monks in Nepal. Of course "Xàê-úê" may have some other deeper meaning that I as a mere mortal with limited intelligence has failed to grasp but you don’t need brains to be sucked in and entranced by a piece of music. Like a snake charmer hypnotising a cobra the music of Kayno Yesno Slonce holds you firmly transfixed in its spell. If anyone out there can find me a more relaxing, tranquil and peaceful piece of music I’ll eat my hat. If I had one of course. Fuck proscribing Prozac for stress. The NHS should just issue this recording instead.

"Xàê-úê" is sheer utter bliss and an aural delight that hits all the right spots. Sods law of course dictates that such a recording will come as a limited edition of only 99 copies so you’ll need to be quick off the mark to bag yourself a copy. The effort is definitely worth it.

ANM

[Corvus]

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