ELECTRIC BARBARIAN: BARB WIRE -The Ghost of Langston Hughes
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Label: W.E.R.F. Records (#106) 

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“…Contrary to what their name may imply, Electric Barbarian was not a band of lightning-wielding savages, but rather a sophisticated blend of high speed drums, bass, scratching, and vocal and jazz improvisations. Comprising members from the Netherlands, America and Brazil, it was experimental jazz at its finest." - The Star

“...The line-up maybe offers a view on Hughes’s literary heritage: the ‘high’ culture of the string quartet versus the street noises produced by both DJs. Violist Mary Oliver and Monica Germino, with her electric violin, in particular, perform Herculean feats with their fierce, expressive bowing..." -Jacob Haagsma, Leeuwarder Courant 

Electric Barbarian

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Featuring: Grazzhoppa / Bart Maris / Harry Arling / Floris Vermeulen / Jozef Dumoulin / Monica Germino / Rik Sturtewagen / Mary Oliver / Lode Vercampt / Lamont

Music Composed by F.I.M. Vermeulen 
Poems by Langston Hughes 
Recorded by Vincent De Bast @ De Werf in Bruges, Belgium