If you listen to Least Carpet the first time it will remember you of something you do already know, but it’s blurry and then you get pictures. Pictures of sitting on a hill top in the fresh blooming meadow. You smell the weed and maybe yourself, you listen to the birdsongs and hear tiny bells ringing. On the left side, downhill you get a glimpse of some small village, on the right side: your sheep. You pickup your self carved flute and whistle with the birds.
A romantic notion? Yes, but what about the fact that the magic mushrooms you’ve found in the grass beside you, start to take effect right know?
It’s obvious that the atmosphere of Least Carpet’s music is influenced by these images. Images you may know from early eastern European (fairy-tale) movies.
The memories of being in the countryside, laying in the grass, overwelmed by feelings induced by some strange herbs you’ve smoked the first time.
Rich coloured, rough-textured and filigrane at the same time, like the paintings of Marc Chagall.
Luckily it is possible to give you a concrete reference to one of the basic ideas of Least Carpet’s intention.
It’s Koziyat Rog / Goat Horn - a Bulgarian movie from 1972 and you can watch it in full length on the labelwebsite.
Recorded between August 2009 and February 2010.
Guitar, bouzouki, melodica, flute, drums, cymbals, jew’s harp played by Least Carpet, Marko Martini.
Old Wedding Song is based on a hungarian folk song.
Painting by Christian Schoppik.