Vintage dance music…
Since 1992 we performed dance gigs with our band, firstly as Global and later as Riven. We have mostly played at small festivals with a wild edge, as well as Glastonbury and WOMAD.
This is the third and most powerful album to come from our work with the band Global. This is is vintage dance music that celebrates the dance of life and draws on the deep tribal pulse of the land. A windstorm of shamanic trance dance with a hypnotic techno groove and a swirling web of rhythms…
‘The whole of Gig-na-Gig stands as a testament to the way musical fusions can work when delivered by the hands and minds of those with courage and spirit. It touches both the stars and the soil in its enthralling brilliance’ Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine
Instruments include sampled and synthesised keyboards, loops, vocals, flute, guitar, didgeridoo, acoustic drums and percussion. Featured musicians are Nigel Shaw (keyboards, flutes, percussion), Carolyn Hillyer (vocals, percussion), Brian Abbott (guitars, glissando), Shaun Farrenden (didge) and Tom Brooks (additional synths)
TRACKS: Weaving Darkness,Didge-na-Gig, These Feet Walking, Isle of Mystery, Tuatha-na-gig, Pass the Pulse, The Universe is Rushing By, Small Stone, The Universe (Pulse Mix).
Album length: 69 minutes.
Featuring Nigel Shaw (keyboards, flute and percussion) Brian Abbott (guitar and gliss guitar) Shaun Farrenden (didge) with special guests Mark Robson and Leaf Hillyer.
They have released three studio albums (Willywoman, Shamanka and Gig-na-Gig) but this their very first live album. Tracks include Snog-the-dog, Tuatha-na-gig and Eat the Ancestors.
This album is available on CD now from the web site of Brian Abbott. Please click here or on the image to go to the shop.
Live video of Global performing in 2018 at the King Arthur in Glastonbury…