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by Vitalijus Gailius
The Amsterdam-based sextet Spinifexwell known for their passion to cross stylistic borders, tight irregular structures and robust improvisational eruptionsstill continue their journey through different musical traditions. On their fifth full-length album, Soufifex, the ensemble flee the European musical tradition and turn their faces to the Oriental world, i.e. to the Sufi, mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God, a musical heritage which is ...read more
by Eyal Hareuveni
The Amsterdam-based group Spinifex--named after a tough Australian species of grass--is a modular collective of Dutch musicians. The Spinifex quintet that released its debut, the aptly titled Hipsters Gone Ballistic, is a part of a collective that includes the Spinifex Orchestra (that released its debut Triodia back in 2008 on Karnatic Lab Records), Spinifex Tuba Band and Spinifex Indian Spin. The quintet distills elements from all the above mentioned outfits, contrasting extremely tight, irregular structures and ...read more