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Xylouris White


Third album from Greek singer and laouto player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White of Dirty Three

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    They remain trailblazing outliers with a supernatural power to express themselves as one
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Simultaneously rooted and rootless, we might call the results Otherworld Music. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Mother is a cousin of '60s American boundary pushers Kaleidoscope and, especially George Romanos, whose 1970s album Two Small Blue Horses defined a new Greek psychedelia. Mother is that good. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    While the album is integral to its predecessors as part of a loosely conceived and articulated musical trilogy, it stands on its own as an exercise in close listening, careful communication, and quiet revelation
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Exciting third lute-drumming fusion is a real thrill
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  6. 7.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The union between the two musicians is the alchemy which makes this record both structurally cohesive yet subtly and, somewhat contrarily, diffuse
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  7. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    An album of some musical accomplishment that offers so much but falls a little short
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  8. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Mother finds the band tremendous on all fronts, but the rabid, manic excitement of ‘Only Love’ overshadows everything else
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  9. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘Mother’ demonstrates a level of thematic and musical consistency across the duo’s contemporary Cretan folk trilogy
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  10. 6.0 |   Record Collector

    While its beauty may be a bit abstract for some, Mother is intense without being dark or oppressive
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