samedi 3 mai 2014
"The Nommo are ancestral spirits (sometimes referred to as deities) worshipped by the Dogon tribe of Mali"*. At which level Africa influenced your albums? What about the themes of ‘water’ and ‘fluids’?
Concerning the Nommos, I have tried to recreate the music of the Dogons’ ancestors who, according to folklore, came from another world. In order to achieve this, I combined a typical Dogon rhythm (two contrasting counter rhythms like 6 against 4) with early ancient Greek melodies. I felt that it is how the music we inherited from this other world must have sounded like. Therefore it must be the most ancient folkloric music on Earth.
Read (again) our interviews with Craig Leon :
Interview : Craig Leon on Nommos (1981), Visiting (1982) and Tape From Atoya with Arthur Brown (1984)
Interview : Craig Leon, 20 questions
"Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1: Nommos / Visiting" by Craig Leon will be reissue on june on Igetrvng records