MO KOLOURS is a percussionist who’s just debuted with an intriguing, hugely experimental 7 track EP – ‘EP1 DRUM TALKING’. The music on the set betrays MO’S Mauritian roots as he draws heavily on the famed Sega music of the island – but here he interprets it a brand new way – infusing it with heavy dub, hints of soul and – above all else – electronic instrumentation.
The EP’s 7 tracks are sequenced as one free-flowing piece and already radio people like GILLES PETERSON are picking up on extracts to play out on their shows. There are no “proper” vocals on the disc; rather we’re treated to vocal loops, incantations and loose, disconnected fragments that give the work a dream like flavour- held together by MO KOLOURS’ unique percussive sounds. Hear what it’s all about to best effect on ‘Dead Of Night’ which draws its inspiration from THE BEATLES’ song ‘Blackbird’. Strange? Sure…. but compulsive and eerie nevertheless. To learn more about this experiment in sound go to www.onehandedmusic.com