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Back in 2015 George Thompson AKA Black Merlin started a deep love affair with the remote island of Papua New Guinea. After his first album ‘Hipnotik Tradisi’, released on Island Of The Gods; George was intrigued to find a place drenched in culture and untouched by the western world.
In 2016 George planned his first solo expedition, venturing out to meet the Kosua Tribe. Over the course of the next two years George would record the sounds of the Kosua people, from their daily lives, ancient dance customs and wildlife. During one of these trips he spent 14 days alone in the jungle, getting in and out of the Mount Bosavi crater and further 3 days inside recording and filming his experience. These recordings and experiences formed the basis of his second album, "Kosua".
Patrick says: Taking a leaf out of David Toop's book, Black Merlin took an ethno-musicological expedition to Papua New Guinea, entwining the sounds of the Kosua tribe with his dystopic synthwork for an eerie LP.
1. Self Heat
2. Feeling Colour
3. Seane Falls Womens Kulumba
4. New Guinea
6. Standing At The Summit Of Bosavi
7. Fogomay'iu Village
9. Stalking The Canopy
12. First Light
13. Chief Sigalo Balo Dance
14. Madmen, Missionaries, Prospectors And Weirdos
15. Big Haus