Ole Lukkøye

Ole Lukkoye: Doo-Doo-Doo, [or Remedy for a Dwarf] (CD, 71:05) OL-001, 1998
independent release
St. Petersburg, Russia
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               Ole Lukkoye is hip to the trip. Go a bit beyond Ozric Tentacles' Druidic reggae-rock hamlet, 
slip past the heavy Hawkwindish Tribe of Cro territory, and cross the frozen tundra to the
permafrost kingdoms of Russia's tribal trance-rock rulers. This is my kinda "world music" that
rocks, sways, and whirls the dervish of your cerebral cortex until it snaps free.
         This limited edition of 999 copies is my little treasure to spin whilst I close my eyes and drive 
a mastodon herd into an alternate universe of swirling Siberian bliss. Visualize fur clad hordes
stomping for warmth, huge frost-laden drums do infrasonic bellowing, Tunguskan fire-winds
above, wolf claws rattling, darbuk calls, synths twisting sound, dwarf howl-screams, jimbees,
chimes, Don Cherrylike horns, bassoon effects, ritualistic vox, ample but sparse guitars, way-
spacey programming aneath yon ice ring halos around an ancient Arctic moon that call you to
other worlds of nomadic ancestors. We enter our yak hide huts stretched over mammoth tusks
and warm our souls with Ole Lukkoye's song in the endless night.

             
Mix the Orb's underworld excursions with Oldfield's concept albums and the Ozrics and Tribe
of Cro trance-dance, add a dash of that Steve Tibbetts/ Marc Anderson percussive dirge, then a
pinch of Jai Uttal's Footprints with a dose of Sisters of Mercy guitar work. Sift it all through an
ethnik-tribal-vworld-musick strainer that provides a uniquely fresh approach like you've never
imagined. This album convinces me the Amer-Indians migrated East across the Bering Strait.
               I will not mention all the eclectic array of instruments but simply say Ole Lukkoye is: Boris 
Bardash on keys, guitars, and crooning a bit like a Russian David Byrne, Andrey Lavrinenko on
bass, Frol on bassoon and ocarina, Yuri Lukjanchik on jimbees and darbuk. Also appearing are
Oleg Shar, Sergev Radovsky, Evgenia Radovsky, Aleksander Kovalenko, and Vadim Kouzenkov.
And remember, nearly all of the band was doing some form of percussion as well!
Highly recommended for a novel approach to tribal trance rock. ~ John W. Patterson