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A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and revered Australian drummer Jim White. The duo’s exploratory instincts drive them further onwards to their third album, Mother, named to denote “new life”. Across Mother’s nine tracks, Xylouris White nurture fecund growths from the spaces between their instruments. Sometimes the songs drive with an invigorating urgency; sometimes they brood, plead, yearn and lull. The duo seem to discover each other anew at every turn, teasing the songs out from their fluid chemistry with the kind of virtuosity that knows when to listen, accommodate and learn afresh. The result is an album of extraordinary accomplishment from two supremely seasoned players who’ve kept a close kinship with the richly, rewardingly inquisitive instincts of their youth.

1. In Media Res
2. Only Love
3. Motorcycle Kondilies
4. Spud's Garden
5. Daphne
6. Achilles Heel
7. Woman from Anogeia
8. Call and Response
9. Lullaby