Album Review

Postcommodity + Magor – “Postcommodity + Magor” – [Sick Sick Sick]

mickeyslim   10/9/2013   A Library, CD


Poscommodity is a Native American music/art collective in Southwestern United States, they visited the Czech Republic for an exhibition and eventually met Ivan “Magor” Jirous, one of hte leading figures of the Czechoslovakian underground through the ’80s and also the manager and artistic director of the Plastic People of the Universe. Magor was also in and out of jail until the end of Communism for a total of 8 and a half years.

The two team up to make a pretty astounding record that was produced to “create a unique intersection of Czech and American Indian resistance… It was about the ephemeral oppurtunity within that specific time and space for artists from different hemispheres and generations to acknowledge their respectivee struggles against totalitarianism and colonialism.”

Magor reads his poetry (translated and published here first time in the U.S.) while Postcommodity does its fuzzy ambient warbling in the background. Feels like it reaches out past space and across time. An unknown truth is revealed. Deep, meditative. Magor ready a few of his own peices on tracks one and two, and poems by Postcommodity on the last one. Enjoy this rare beautiful melding of cultures in the proverbial pot.

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