Artist: Cummi Flu / Raz Ohara
Cat# : ALB010
Format: CD / 1LP / Digital
CUMMI FLU is the latest incarnation of the ever-changing multimedia illusionist Oliver Doerell. Born in Brussels, he was the driving force behind the electronica projects Dictaphone and SWOD, and a sound box in Raz Ohara’s Odd Orchestra.
RAZ OHARA’s dub-infused productions develop a distinctive sound flow. Ohara has already worked with countless artists and released on just as many labels. His tracks have been remixed by Pantha Du Prince, Noze & DOP, Apparat, NU, Acid Pauli and others.
It appears that not only do Ohara and Doerell get along well, but they complement each other splendidly. Together they create an extremely fine psychedelia, a kind of dark psychedelic classicism or urban voodoo music. ‘Y’ is a jungle album for listeners to lose themselves in. For instance, we hear something that sounds like polyphonic, distorted whistling, but can’t exactly be placed. And the fact is, it doesn’t really matter. The longer you listen, the less you are interested in determining the origins of individual sounds. It’s as if the sum of the music and its psychedelic effect mask all rational thought, as if the music takes over control.
Soul fragments, sung by Raz Ohara in his broken yet commanding style, waft around the extraterrestrial sound loops. Again comes the dark voodoo tapping, Ohara’s sharp inhale, after which we immediately hear his voice creaking and scratching, maniacally, as if it were part of a cultish act. Various time signatures are intertwined, generating polyrhythmic infinity. And before the extremely filtered flute loops regain the upper hand, the music suddenly grabs your heart and moves you in the same way the soundtrack of your youth perhaps once did – the consequence of having taken the time, who knows.