The Sway Machinery Set New Release Date
The Sway Machinery is a Brooklyn-based collective that performs a cosmopolitan amalgam inspired by ancient Jewish Cantorial music, blues, afro-beat and rock.
The House of Friendly Ghosts, Volume 1 features Timbuktu vocal superstar Khaira Arby.
Chronicling Sway Machinery founder and mastermind Jeremiah Lockwood and company's journey to Mali's Festival in the Desert earlier this year (to which they were the first Jewish band to ever be invited) and subsequent collaboration with Arby, the album explores the ideas of diaspora, pilgrimage and spirituality by pulling together an array of content including Arby's songs, Lockwood's compositions and field recordings captured along the way. While at the remote festival gathering, the band performed with numerous Tuareg ensembles and watched as its broad base of influences meshed with those of some of the region's most crucial artists.