Lolomis - Boukane (Buda Musique)

When listening to 'Boukane', the second album by Lolomis, a quartet with roots in both Brussels and Paris, the one moment we were reminded of Zap Mama ('Hababa'), the next of Amina Annabi ('Pourquoi Tu N'es Pas Là?'), and every now and again also of Finnish folk sensation Värttinä ('Margaret'). Lolomis effortlessly manages to blend genres like folk, gypsy music, hip-hop ('Paaradi') and even metal ('Naka'). More than their voices, some flutes, percussion and a Tyrolean harp Romane Claudel Ferragni (who alternates between Russian, Bosnian, German, Romanian, Romani, Tamil, English, Portuguese and Turkish!), Stelios Lazarou, Elodie Messner and Louis Delignon apparantly don't need, but for Boukane they still invited a number of guests: in 'Nicht vergessen' the voice of Marie-Pascale Dubé, a specialist in Inuit vocal techniques, can be heard, for 'Paaradi' the band invited rapper Mr. E, and in closing track 'Tundra', the instruments of Lolomis are supplemented with Yom's clarinet. Intoxicating eclectic album.


Added: Jun 29, 2017