I hope more bands are lining up to continue this cool series.
Reinterpretations of killer 78’s from the old Secret Museum
of Mankind collections, here with two more gems polished and
presented. India is visited first, “Gungru Tarang” a sublime
slither of violin, over a cool galloping melody. A nice
instrumental mantra for dancing or divining. On the flip
side “Khar Shabi” calls the world to Tajikstan. Violin
(Shawn Lockie) soars after a sort of drum processional
entrance. The main resident in the Residual Echoes, guitarist
Adam Payne, chimes in with guitar, initially haunting the
minor key with the violin, but accelerating to some fevered
rock chord jabbing. The voice of Heather Lockie (and possibly
the ghost of the original unknown singer) provide a peaceful
but powerful crest atop the fury. The song concludes with a
mystic coda of cymbals and violin symbols. Make the divine
sign and spin this record again.