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South Africa X South Florida / Eternal Peasant Remixes
Other Electricities 2013
Eternal Peasant
Motèl Mari
Other Electricities 2012
routes Circuitous Routes 7"
Lukas Ligeti & João Orecchia
Wallace Records 2011
Hunters and Collectors Hunters & Collectors
A tribute to Can

Other Electricities 2009
Hands and Feet
João Orecchia
Other Electricities 2009
It's Only Wasteland, Mum
Blankrecords 2008
Motherless Brooklyn
João Orecchia
Blankrecords 2006
Blankrecords Compilation 2006
Each of Us Is One of Them
João Orecchia & Steffen Martin
Nico and the Navigators 2004
Hier Entsteht
Book with CD/ Various
BBooks 2004
Quality Is Punk
Blankrecords 2004
Capitol Recordings/Involve Records 2004
Where is the Alaska Boy?
Independent CDR 2003
Story of a Journey
João Orecchia
Independent CDR 2003

There are still kings and queens in this world, how disappointing. Small things stay small. Things get lost. Peasants, all of us.

After performing on Hands and Feet, Mpumi Mcata and Tshepang Ramoba would frequently join João Orecchia on stage, the trio creating solid walls of explosive sound, bringing vertigo and unexpected outbursts of dancing to the Johannesburg underground.

While writing the songs of Eternal Peasant, João informed Mpumi and Tshepang that they were now part of the furniture, and they would need to stay in the band, or he would have no place to sit. "Aaight", they answered. And João thus continued writing this music with his friends and their psychedelic African rock tendencies in mind. João's skeletons gained flesh and meat in the studio with Mpumi and Tshepang, eventually resulting in this, Eternal Peasant.

The impact of this new process is tangible, with the result far closer sonically to that of a band than Orecchia's previous methods: working primarily alone, gathering material from guest musicians to be later chopped and arranged.

João Orecchia: voice, guitar, banjo, bass, vuvuzela, kazoozuzela, accordion, synthesizer, electronics, tapes, toy piano, loops

Mpumi Mcata: voice, guitar, bass, synthesizer, loops

Tshepang Ramoba: voice, drums

Lee Thompson: trumpet on Here Is Today
Juliana Venter: voice on Cloud and My Shoulder
Jane Rademeyer: voice on Cloud
Grandmaster Cap: voice on Just Like A King

Eternal Peasant is available on clear vinyl with a DVD-Rom containing the album plus bonus tracks in hight quality digital and mp3 format, an extended cut of the offical Just LIke A King music video and an experimental "living remix" application, which generates an ongoing ramdom remix of the entire album.

Buy it here