Mohama Saz is a unique group. They are musicians forged in Madrid’s underworld who have participated in some of the most personal and risky projects of the last two decades and have created bands and albums classified as “cult” by many music lovers and lovers of the unusual. Always running away from stereotypes, and trying to expand their own sound language, they made use of non-occidental instruments, rhythms, melodies and textures, as a vital search and even as political positioning. They fled from the Anglo-Saxon, from the pop’s formula, from the winners’ music, but they remained a rock band, or, at least, a band according to what they identify as rock: a language that can continue being transgressive, dangerous, poisonous and never complacent with its own clichés (which they abhor). In this way they recreate their musical subconscious in their own way and without premeditation. There are no rules, only the pursuit of their own emotion. They travel to cultures, even if they exist or not, to find new impulses, destroy the accessory, rummage through the old and forgotten, and sometimes they explore other planets with their eyes closed. Perhaps denial and departure to new worlds is the best way to find ourselves.
Although listening to their albums is like a first-class journey towards musical happiness, Mohama Saz are well known for their incendiary shows where communion with the public makes them a kind of Goa party where, through dance, fun and the mystical experience shake hands. With influences as diverse as Erkin Koray, Ersen, Orkestra of Spheres, Triana, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Goat, Tinariwen, Baba Zula, Las Grecas or Neu!, Mohama Saz’s music is presented as an explosion of sounds, from psychedelia to spiritual jazz, from rock to Andalusian folklore. All this broaden with the sounds and rhythms of Eastern Europe, mainly from Turkey, but also from North Africa or even from Andean America. But be careful, this is not fusion, this is Mohama Saz.
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