world music

Volta brought out my love of world music – although I know ’world music’ is a ridiculous title. By world music, I mean not from Europe, not the USA, but the rest of the world. I’m not so into more commercial world music either because I’m such a nerd – I actually like looking for the rare thing, I’m a total snob for it. Something recorded on Japanese Biba in ’71 with amazing vocals, yeah ! But in world music, I’ve always been more into instruments than singers, really. Until Medulla I hadn’t even thought about singers. My big thing is rhythms and patterns, and a lot of African music and its relationship to rhythms just gets me crazy., April 10 2008