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Kila & Oki
Catalogue Number: KRCD011
Year of Release: 2006
Produced; Karl Odlum, Kíla & Oki
Engineered; Karl Odlum
Recorded; Pickering Forest, Victoria Studios
Musicians; Colm Ó Snodaigh, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Rossa Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon, Dee Armstrong, Brian Hogan, Lance Hogan, Oki
- Topattumi – 6.30
- Gáire na bPáistí/Our Children are Laughing – 2.39
- Kai Kai As To – 6.17
- Ní Liom Féin – 5.47
- Oroho Raha (Mokoro Mokoro) – 5.19
- hAon Dó – 4.22
- Kent Hakka Tuftse – 3.34
- Last Mile Home – 5.31
'a work of profound beauty' Ruth Ní Challaráin, Foinse
'an unexpected collaboration that works.' Robin Denselow, The Guardian
'a funky, melodious journey between these two rich traditions…altogether a sumptuous, lilting and uplifting experience.' The Dubliner
"Surely Kila is the only contemporary trad outfit worth talking about.the record jumps with energy" Sunday Tribune - 4/5
"a fascinating collaboration, an epic grandeur: unfolding in slow ebbs, the music approaches the poise and elegance of classic composition" Metro - Album of the Week 4/5
kíla loves monkey magic, japanese tv drama.
rónán is a monkey.
look at how he play bodhrán.
when kíla came japan
dun ainu band backed rónán.
when i was in ireland rónán said
‘oki what is the name of your bass player
i think he is a fuckin great bass player!’
i ask how do like play.
rónán think little bit and say
‘yeah, he is a monkey!’
different culture, far away from my
land of my people, AINU LAND.
we play music together.
this is life,
roots and culture.
i love music.
i love kíla.
Eelco Schilder - Folkworld.de
- The song 'Ní Liom Féin' has been used a sig tune for the radio station, Newstalk 106Fm's cutting egde, Irish language, friday night arts and politics show, Splanc.
- This album was the first time that producer, Karl Odlum had worked with Kíla since he left in 1993 to join the Mary Janes.
- A version of Tóg é go Bog é was released as a single in 2006 along with a remix version of it by Japanese DJ Sakana. The cover was a wonderful collage by Dublin artist, Ribó. The song also appeared on the Ceol '06 charity compilation.
- Colm wrote about the trip to Hokkaido with Oki and published the articles in his book Istigh sa Cheol - In the Music
Previews of the tracks can be heard by following the link below.