Recorded and produced on location in Bali December 2016. Mixed in Edinburgh and mastered in London. Thanks to Dewa Alit, Ketut Lanus and his ensemble, Tanah Lot Gamelan Ensemble, Nyoman I, Eden and all the musicians and insects of Bali island.
Made In Germany
Gold leaves screenprinted over a digital print sleeve.
I love both Jonny Nash and Lindsay Todd, been following them for years. I also have a deep respect for Island Of The Gods - music from well known open-minded producers strictly based on their experiences in Bali/Indonesia, a place I personally I have very fond memories of. The idea is beautiful, the artworks are crazy beautiful. Problem is - the recordings. So far none of the Black Merlin-albums touched me a bit, and this is unfortunately even worse. Field recordings are in my opinion worth nothing if there isn't any musical story behind. Sorry guys, this is just pretentious noise.