The Lay Llamas

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Italian band formed in 2011.

April 2006 A.C. It happened during one of my several roaming through the Selinunte archeological area (650 B.C. – 409 B. C.). I reached the summit of the Gaggera hill, where lies the Malophoros Sanctuary, that eldritch worshipping site dedicated to the goddess Demeter – the place where Greek settlers used to make their bloody animal sacrifices, the place where silent funeral processions briefly stopped before taking their dead down to the Manicalunga necropolis. Right here, near the central altar, I found a small, half torn book. It seemed very, very old: several pages were badly damaged or missing. Still it was possible to read something: it was the story of an ancient people, whose origins were shrouded in mystery. They had a name but it is better not to reveal it: at the end of the XI century B.C. they could be found in the Western regions of current Nigeria but there are stories about their earlier arrival from across the great sea and the Peruvian Andes. They surely had incredible astronomical and mathematical notions. On the occasion of carefully calculated astral conjunctions, they practiced complex dancing rituals and musical ceremonies, with the entire tribe falling into a state of apparent death. Waking up, some members were mysteriously gone, never to be found again. In a small number of years this entire society disappeared into thin air. The last ceremony was held in the year 1092 B.C. The few found exhibits all carry the same four numbers: 2,0,9 and 5.

Fluorescent and hallucinogenic, Lay Llamas’ sonic brew flows down the same space and time paths, caught somewhere between syncretic spirituality and sidereal forest sounds, imaginary exoticism and venerable sonic artisans. Slow, rhythmic march of ancient warriors patrolling unknown planets in search of new, miraculous rivers: SPACE JUNGLE MANTRA.

Nicola Giunta/LAY LLAMAS
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OBR009 The Lay Llamas - The Swamp Tape Crash album art Eugenoise / The Lay Llamas Eugenoise / The Lay Llamas - The Swamp Tape Crash(Cass, Ltd, Num) Old Bicycle Records OBR009 Switzerland 2013 Sell This Version
The Lay Llamas - Østrø album art Lay Llamas* Østrø (Album) Rocket Recordings UK 2014 Sell This Version
VD-CS#37 The Lay Llamas - Østrø album art The Lay Llamas Østrø(Cass) Volante Discos VD-CS#37 Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
The Lay Llamas - Space Jungle Mantra (Live At London Roundhouse) album art Lay Llamas* Space Jungle Mantra (Live At London Roundhouse) (Album) 4 Zero Records UK 2015 Sell This Version
The Lay Llamas - The Lay Llamas album art The Lay Llamas The Lay Llamas (Album) Backwards Finland 2012 Sell This Version
The Lay Llamas - Thuban album art The Lay Llamas Thuban (Album) Rocket Recordings UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LAUNCH066PROMO The Lay Llamas - We Are You album art Lay Llamas* We Are You(CDr, Single, Promo) Rocket Recordings LAUNCH066PROMO UK 2014 Sell This Version
BW30 The Lay Llamas - Malophòros / Mondi Di Pietra album art Lay Llamas* With Alfio Antico Lay Llamas* With Alfio Antico - Malophòros / Mondi Di Pietra(7", Ltd, Gol) Backwards BW30 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
LAUNCH142 PROMO The Lay Llamas - Holy Worms album art Lay Llamas* Holy Worms(CDr, Single, Promo) Rocket Recordings LAUNCH142 PROMO UK 2018 Sell This Version
LAUNCH134APROMO The Lay Llamas - Silver Sun album art Lay Llamas* Silver Sun(CDr, Single, Promo) Rocket Recordings LAUNCH134APROMO UK 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

ata09 The Lay Llamas - split tape album art Lay Llamas*, Tetuan Lay Llamas*, Tetuan - split tape(Cass, Ltd) Artetetra ata09 Italy 2016 Sell This Version

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