In Hopi mythology, Kokopelli is one of the fertility deities, often depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and tentacle-like protrusions on the head). The essence of fertility in the ancient times consisted of agriculture and childbirth. The latest is directly connected with the human sexuality, so it’s not surprising that the second full-length album by British electronica project from the small town of Bristol acquired this title – Kokopelli [I guess the fact that this deity also represents the spirit of music had something to do with it as well. – tipkin]. Further developing the ideas founded in their debut Resist, the trio (Mark Morrison, Darren Beale and Sian Evans) in the duration of 11 tracks holds a hypnotic seance with the listener, where Sian’s sensual voice is interwoven with Mark and Darren’s smart, “rock” infused arrangements by the thin fluorescent threads.”With this album we left the guitars in there which is more of a consistent sound for us. It just made sense because we were thinking about how we could play these live. We had a few problems with the first album about really putting it across live. With this album it’s a lot easier and we wanted that because our live show is really important to us. There’s still little electronic things bubbling away in the background. They haven’t gone,” – said Darren about Kokopelli, but there is no conventional heaviness in the album (there are guitars, but they are just underlining the image) and the music from track to track goes right through to the very soul, to its very core, grabs you and takes away on the waves of a dream…

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