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Le Motel – ‘OKA’ EP

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Cosmic Compositions Presents:

OKA, which means “listen” in Bayaka language, is a metaphorical journey between various worldwide tribes. Starting and closing with a lullaby from a mother to her child, the 9 tracks depict a day of passing by rain dances, odes to forest spirits and water, child’s plays, dugout canoe trips, hunting and gathering songs and vodun ceremonies…

This project brings ethnic sounds from different communities out of Africa, the Caribbean, Oceania and electronics together and combines worldwide atmospheres, blending current sonorities and ancient samples.

Le Motel spent years collecting samples all around the world (mostly ethnic music related to ceremonies), field recording in the jungle and is using sounds from his environment. He aims to connect those different cultures and periods within his music.

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