ILHARGI-MIN (moon sickness) is Josetxo Goia-Aribe’s 4th album. The compilation involves the collaboration of the Xiberoa (Atlantic Pyrenees) singer Maddi Oihenart, in herself a reference point in traditional Basque song. Maddi is regarded by different critics, commentators and experts as one of the fullest, most sincere and least “sweetened” voices on the current traditional Basque music scene, someone who has inherited a form of singing which never ceases to amaze and tempt newer generations.

The exquisitely sensitive Guipuzcoan pianist Juantxo Zeberio has without a shadow of a doubt been elemental in the realisation of this musical idea, as has the double-bass player Marc Buronfosse, Josetxo Goia-Aribe’s travelling companion over many a tortuous road.

Texts from Basque poets and writers such as Lizardi, Itxaro Borda, Josetxo Azkona, Jon Mirande, Julio Villar and Etxahun, and passages from folk literature comprise the literary content of this record. A sense of complicity between voice, sax, piano and double bass seeks out a fulcrum where stories of birds, frogs, spiders and fish cross paths with reflections upon the social reality of the Basque Country.


1. ikusiko dira berriz...
5:09  (Itxaro Borda / M.Oihenart / J.Goia-Aribe)
2. Ama Eüskadi
5:24  (Pierre Bordaçarre \"Etxahun-Irui\" / J.Goia-Aribe)   (1798 KB.)
3. mendi-gaña
4:45  (Lizardi / J.Goia-Aribe)   (1876 KB.)
4. Ixar xuriz
6:29  (Tradizionala / J.Goia-Aribe)   (783 KB.)
5. xoriñuak kaiolan
3:45  (Tradizionala / J.Goia-Aribe)   (1095 KB.)
6. igelak
9:34  (Jon Mirande / J.Goia-Aribe)
7. lo-lo / abulun-abulun
6:23  (Josetxo Azkona /J.Goia-Aribe // Tradizionala / J.Goia-Aribe)
8. la araña
5:07  (Julio Villar / J.Goia-Aribe)   (1173 KB.)

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Record company: MUSIKAMETAK