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OMAR SOULEYMAN

Atabat (A Sung Folk Poetry)

OMAR SOULEYMAN

Atabat (A Sung Folk Poetry)

Soul-stunning, synth-heavy and beatless Souleyman

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Abu Sultan

Your Love Made My Head Hurt

Abu Sultan

Your Love Made My Head Hurt

Hard-steppin' Syrian Dabke for the dancers

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Vatican Shadow

Operation Neptune Spear, pt.3 (Live Mix Rehearsal)

Vatican Shadow

Operation Neptune Spear, pt.3 (Live Mix Rehearsal)

Immersive, subversive, militant and mighty

156

MUSLIMGAUZE

Salaam Alekum, Bastard

MUSLIMGAUZE

Salaam Alekum, Bastard

Paratechnoid polyrhythms, synth drone and politicised sampledelia

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SHACKLETON

It Is Not Easy

SHACKLETON

It Is Not Easy

Pan-cosmic mysticism of a rarified, ancient and nomadic nature

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AUSTIN CESEAR

Peralta Palace

AUSTIN CESEAR

Peralta Palace

Roiling, miasmatic meditation on subbass, saz and drums

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Bandshell

Dust March

Bandshell

Dust March

Parched Mid-Eastern drum cadence in shell-shocked sound sphere

Syrian-guys
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2562

Solitary Sheepbell

2562

Solitary Sheepbell

Deliciously sparing drum timbres recorded on location in Jordan

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BRONZE AGE

Coupling Symbols

BRONZE AGE

Coupling Symbols

Ruefully bellicose and impassioned synth drama from Kris Lapke aka Alberich

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Huren

The Shroud

Huren

The Shroud

Ominous and bleakly evocative Byzantine Techno ambience

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THE BUG

Bass Pressure

THE BUG

Bass Pressure

Kevin Martin sampling muezzin call on a scorched sorta VS prototype from 1999

156

Christoph De Babalon

Stranded

Christoph De Babalon

Stranded

No-mans-land ambience and roiling hand-drums

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RAED YASSIN

Naima

RAED YASSIN

Naima

Lebanese breakbeat and pop cut-up

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RAZ MESINAI

The Dead Rise And Run Rampant

RAZ MESINAI

The Dead Rise And Run Rampant

Eerie unused cue made for Hellraiser sequel

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 Tracks: Mid East Recon”

The spectrum of Middle Eastern culture, politics and imagery supplies an invaluable muse to countless artists both from the region and far removed. At one end of the scale, our recon of the region checks for modern Syrian Dabke from Omar Souleyman and Abu Sultan - both subject of recent digital releases on Sublime Frequencies and Sham Palace - beside Lebanese vinyl cut-ups by ex-pat Raed Yassin and petrifying soundtrack work by Raz Mesinai. At the other end, we find a number of artists deeply indebted to Middle Eastern modes of music; courting the miasmic creations of Muslimgauze's 'Salaam Alekum, Bastard' and Vatican Shadow's incredible live session 'Operation Neptune Spear', plus the mystic arabesques of Shackleton and Austin Cesear, whilst following an arid vibe across the polyrhythmic patter of 2562's 'Air Jordan' or Bandshell's 'Dust March' to the impassioned dramas of Bronze Age, Huren and Christoph De Babalon. Just to clarify, this selection isn't a mercenary mission; it's an observation.

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On 15 Aug 15:24 Florian Graf said:
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I don't know if I wrote you this already - it would be nice if I could listen to all the selected tracks instead of clicking on each one. Otherwise - keep up the good work!!!!