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there's also a style called lining out where everyone starts singing the same line but takes as long as they want. when the last note has sounded, everyone moves on to the next line. pure, unadulterated melisma.
This is pressing so many of my buttons that I can barely type! The Scottish one I mention in my earlier post is where everyone stays in time but sings their own notes and scales. It’s tremendous, I first heard it on that Channel 4 series Derek Bailey did on Improvisation (it’s also mentioned in the book but they had wonderful footage of old Scottish islanders in heavy wool jumpers that really sold it to me).

I can see this being a new money sink.
 

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Xhol Caravan

I’ve known about them for a long time as Nurse With Wound and Current 93 have name-checked them and even reissued one of their albums but wow, I should have gotten around to them sooner. I thought they were going to be another motorik krautrock band but they have huge chunks of soul/R’n’B running through them too. Incredible sound, two saxophones!

Here’s a live video from the 60s. Bear with it, they fuck about on synthesisers for the first 3-4 minutes before they actually start playing the song.
 

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This is interesting. Joe Satriani's old pop/new wave band "Squares" from the 70s are releasing their debut album

 

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Káryyn - Syrian/Armenian American artist mixing pop, experimental music, and traditional Middle Eastern forms to great effect. Listening to her album on Mute on Apple Music but there's stuff up on her soundcloud too:

And here's a Shitfork interview:
 

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