Suss Müsik has produced a new piece for guitars, percussion, piano and power tools. One of the guitars was played with a jar on the fretboard; another was played by dropping pebbles and metallic objects on the strings. The piano and percussion were played conventionally, as were the table and hand saws. The studio was a fun place during these sessions.
The title “Wovoka” refers to the Northern Paiute religious leader and prophet who founded the Ghost Dance movement, which instilled among Native American tribes the concept of calling upon ancient spirits to help them reclaim the earth. Wovoka’s name means “wood cutter” in the Northern Paiute language.
We aren’t certain if this track will make it onto the next proper Suss Müsik release (which is tentatively titled Kommunal).
Speaking of Suss Müsik releases, we have received a lot of very nice feedback on Paraphasia and really appreciate those who took the time to write us an encouraging note.