This article is part of The Avant-Guardian no. 8.
lately we decided to make music
for the shoulders instead that
headbanging. dance of the
shoulders. like those movements
you doing without really thinking
but at the end you keep doing it.
i can move my scalp, oh yes and
i can do it all day long.
move your shoulders like a
whirlpool a boomerang in reverse
mode! and if u use your knees
is even more fluid.. oh yee
then the solar plex moves almost
automatically in tempo. well..
probably, but what i do is just
this shoulders move, like that.
but what are those pics then
nothing about your moves? true,
those are screenshots taken
from a tutorial educational online
video in episodes.. showing moves
and techniques of the african
Montu martial art.
you can find traces of this art in
egyptian hieroglyphics too like at
the ramses III temple! let’s say..
this is what few masters belives.
well, i can’t get your point then
why to use this images in relation
with your music? here we are;
maybe not my father but my grandfather
actually was a Tahtib dancer
an ancient stick martial art.
when i saw Leila dancing with
her shoulders, listing back to
Sea Urchin new mixes she told me;
my father does the same!
a very funny dance, indeed.
oh i also like to do it..
it is a nice stretching too.
do you think your father learned
the tahtib dance from his father??
I’m not sure.. but it’s possible
the steps and the moves of the
two dacers at the beginning are
magical. like a prelude,
i believe our music tempo have
a natural balace with that..
and look my shoulders are in sync
with it.. or is just my fantasy?
— Francesco Cavaliere