Alain Peters - Rest' La Maloya

Alain Peters - Rest' La Maloya

  • £21.00


Hurting, spiritually-charged, Creole genius from the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, recorded in the 1970s and 80s.

Gorgeous songs seamed with Eastern mysticism and the Romantic sublime — about childhood, eschatology, sufferation, fishing, favourite island haunts — explore the existential homesickness of the Creole wanderer, at the crossroads of African, Indian and European cultures.

Gently hypnotic percussion, Fender Rhodes, ngoni, two plastic bags rubbed together… A one-of-a-kind blend of blues, maloya and outernational roots, with strains of reggae, prog and free jazz.