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Loka - Sam Star / Temporary External - out on Ninja Tune



Loka Temporary External
Loka - Sam Star / Temporary External
(Digital Single) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS293, 2011-11-21

Loka, Ninja Tune's cult psychedelicists, purveyors of cinematic music that disturbs and troubles and intrigues rather than comforts, return with a new album, Passing Place and, to build up to it, The Daily Bread, an exclusive Paris DJs mix, and the Sam Star EP, which sounds like Broadcast after munching an acid blotter and staring at a Boyle Family light show. Temporary External features vocals by Lido Pimienta and Brass layers by the welsh brass band Seindorf Beaumaris Band, comes on like the soundtrack to an anticipatory biopic of Robert Wyatt, made while he was still a school boy and. The 2econd Class Citizen remix of album track The Sound Stars Make allows the original's atmosphere of hazy menace to build for three minutes before hardening up the beats and building to a rhythm-led crescendo. Loka is an ever evolving band, drawing on influences from jazz to classical to BBC radiophonic to 60's psychedelia and much more. With a career on Ninja Tune that dates back to the year 2000 but has resulted in only one album (2006's critically acclamied Fire Shepherds) the band continues its compelling and innovative journey at its own stately pace. The eagerly awaited second album Passing Place, due for release in November 2011, is beautifully dark and disorientating with haunting vocals and brass interludes.

Loka Temporary External
Loka - Sam Star / Temporary External
(Digital Single) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS293, 2011-11-21

Tracklisting :
01. Sam Star 5:06
02. Temporary External 5:42
03. As The Tower Falls (DJ Food Remix) 9:17
04. The Sound Stars Make (2econd Class Citizen Remix) 6:33

Links :
Loka : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
DJ Food : official | discogs | facebook | flickr | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
2nd Class Citizen : official | bandcampdiscogsequinox | facebookmyspace | soundcloud | twitter
Ninja Tune : official | facebook | french promo agency | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

2011 Live Line-Up :

Mark Kyriacou - Keyboards and Electronics
Tom Sumnall - Bass Guitar
Ian (Budgie) Jones - Drums
Eleanor Mante - Vocals
Nikos Papanagiotou - Drums
Jaci Williams - Vocals
Stu MacDonald

Press Release :
Loka, Ninja Tune's cult psychedelicists, purveyors of cinematic music that disturbs and troubles and intrigues rather than comforts, return with a new album, "Passing Place" and, to build up to it, the "Sam Star" EP. Founding member Mark Kyriacou (keyboards, electronics and compositions) is joined by Tom Sumnall (bass), Nikos Papanagiotou (drums) and Eleanor Mante (vocals) to create yet another record which stands completely outside of time, place or fashion.

"Sam Star" sounds like Broadcast after munching an acid blotter and staring at a Boyle Family light show. "Temporary External" features vocals by Lido Pimienta and Brass layers by the welsh brass band Seindorf Beaumaris Band, comes on like the soundtrack to an anticipatory biopic of Robert Wyatt, made while he was still a school boy and. The 2econd Class Citizen remix of album track "The Sound Stars Make" allows the original's atmosphere of hazy menace to build for three minutes before hardening up the beats and building to a rhythm-led crescendo.

Loka is an ever evolving band, drawing on influences from jazz to classical to BBC radiophonic to 60's psychedelia and much more. With a career on Ninja Tune that dates back to the year 2000 but has resulted in only one album (2006's critically acclamied "Fire Shepherds") the band continues its compelling and innovative journey at its own stately pace. The eagerly awaited second album 'Passing Place', due for release in November 2011, is beautifully dark and disorientating with haunting vocals and brass interludes.

Biography :
Loka evolved from studio experiments between Mark Kyriacou and Karl Webb back in 1999. The duo signed to the Ninja Tune label a year later and their first track 'My life's in these bottles' appeared on Ninja Tune's 'Xen Cuts' Compilation. The single 'Beginningless' Followed and in 2006 Loka released their debut Album 'Fire Shepherds' to rave reviews. Gigs and a radio session for Giles Peterson's Radio 1 show followed as well as a Live performance at the Colchester signals film festival and headlining the jazz night at the Liverpool Music week. Loka also took on remixing duties, on Blockhead's seminal track 'Sunday Séance' turning it into a breathtaking 6 minutes of a full on live jazz drum orchestrated epic.

Loka has now grown from the duo that started out in 1999 into an eight piece live monster. The Line up now includes: Guitar - Karl Webb, Keyboards and electronics - Mark Kyriacou, Keyboards - Catherine Norman, Bass Guitar - Tom Sumnall, Drums - Ged Hawksworth, Percussion - James Pagella, Tenor/soprano saxophones and flute - Ray Dickarty and Trumpet - Rory Gordziejko.

As well as playing at the 'Synch' music festival in Athens Greece in July 2007, Loka will be touring Canada in August through to September 2007, culminating with a performance at the prestigious Guelph Jazz Festival.

Loka are in the process of writing and composing their second album and will continue to perform and develop their material.
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