This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Feb 29, 2012

Nose flute and Bağlama !

Secret Archives of the Vatican is a British « transglobal breakbeat dub science music » band. Many of their pieces use sound collages, and the titles often are a joke or word game related to references.

In their album Reformation, there is a piece played with a bağlama (turkish lute) and a nose flute. It is a very short and light piece (21s) called « Careful with that noseflute, Louis », which obviously references the famous and psychedelic « Careful with that axe, Eugene », by the Pink Floyd (Ummagumma album).

In the bağlama part, I can recognize the very hypnotic « Ötme Bülbül » ("Don't sing, Nightingale"), a classic Açik song.


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  1. Thanks for this. We recorded that track in 1997, I think, and released the album in 1998. Can hardly bring myself to listen to it now - we've come a long way musically since then! Thanks for the info about the sample. I think we got it from a CD that came with a musicians' magazine. There would have been no details as they usually have no idea what they're dealing with when it comes to 'exotic' instruments.

  2. Hello Vince!

    *I* thank you for this! Yes, I know you did a long way since, and made quite a bunch of astounding albums!
    I wish you the best, and wait for your next releases!

    Greetings from France,


  3. I like the combination of the instruments very much! Pity it is so short - looks like feedthediva! will have to do something for that instrumentation ;-)

  4. Hello NosyMusic!

    I agree, I would have loved this piece to last 2 more minutes... Feed the Diva could indeed think of getting the saz out of its soft case...