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Strange Medicine

Kaia Kater

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Format: CD

Cat No: DIRTCD0117

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Release Date:  17 May 2024

Label:  Free Dirt Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  877746011726

Genres:  Folk  Singer Songwriter  

Release Date:  17 May 2024

Label:  Free Dirt Records

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  877746011719

Genres:  Folk  Singer Songwriter  

  • Description

    On Strange Medicine, acclaimed roots musician Kaia Kater succeeds in the act of transformation, alchemizing grief into joy, sorrow into hope. Kater's captivating songs celebrate the power of oppressed people and act as an antidote to centuries of exploitation, fear, and greed. This collection of ten songs—featuring appearances by today's finest roots musicians such as Allison Russell, Aoife O'Donovan, and Taj Mahal—showcases Kater's biting topical songwriting and deft arranging chops. Strange Medicine's intricate orchestrations were inspired by diverse sources: composer Steve Reich's propulsive minimalism, the frenetic jazz drumming of Brian Blade, the unsettling orchestral scores of film composer Jonny Greenwood, and the spiraling rhythms of the West African kora. Furthermore, Kater's delicate yet robust banjo playing charts new territory well beyond what's expected of the instrument. With Strange Medicine, Kater taps into the full kaleidoscope of her artistry, creating an outlet for our collective grief and celebration and inviting the ancestors to a place of honor at the table.

    Description

    On Strange Medicine, acclaimed roots musician Kaia Kater succeeds in the act of transformation, alchemizing grief into joy, sorrow into hope. Kater's captivating songs celebrate the power of oppressed people and act as an antidote to centuries of exploitation, fear, and greed. This collection of ten songs—featuring appearances by today's finest roots musicians such as Allison Russell, Aoife O'Donovan, and Taj Mahal—showcases Kater's biting topical songwriting and deft arranging chops. Strange Medicine's intricate orchestrations were inspired by diverse sources: composer Steve Reich's propulsive minimalism, the frenetic jazz drumming of Brian Blade, the unsettling orchestral scores of film composer Jonny Greenwood, and the spiraling rhythms of the West African kora. Furthermore, Kater's delicate yet robust banjo playing charts new territory well beyond what's expected of the instrument. With Strange Medicine, Kater taps into the full kaleidoscope of her artistry, creating an outlet for our collective grief and celebration and inviting the ancestors to a place of honor at the table.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Witch ft. Aoife O'Donovan
      • 2. Maker Taker
      • 3. Mechanics of the Mind
      • 4. In Montreal ft. Allison Russell
      • 5. The Internet
      • 6. Fedon ft. Taj Mahal
      • 7. Floodlights
      • 8. Often as the Autumn
      • 9. History in Motion
      • 10. Tigers

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Witch ft. Aoife O'Donovan
      • 2. Maker Taker
      • 3. Mechanics of the Mind
      • 4. In Montreal ft. Allison Russell
      • 5. The Internet

      Side 2

      • 1. Fedon ft. Taj Mahal
      • 2. Floodlights
      • 3. Often as the Autumn
      • 4. History in Motion
      • 5. Tigers