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Momus - indie veteran, Japan-dwelling Scot, David Bowie impersonator, unreliable tour guide, novelist - makes a record every year. Each release becomes a sort of barometer of the cultural and emotional weather around him, filtered through his own preoccupations. What on earth could these brightly-colored strands have in common, and what's Momus up to when he weaves them together - with deliberate inauthenticity and anachronism - over modal electronic folk music using an Arabic scale called Bayati? Perhaps it's their common distance from milquetoast modern Western culture which makes these themes so oddly appealing; invoking the power of imagination and our constant desire for the new, the dark and the strange, this "art of distances" helps us transform and refresh a world which, up close, gets sick, sweet, repetitious or rotten. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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