On his fifth solo album "Subject to Potential Errors and Distortions', Lebanese producer, engineer, and musician Fadi Tabbal delves deeper into the theme of alienation in a suffocating city.
Composed and conceived almost entirely at his home in Beirut during Covid-19 quarantine, the record is his most intimate yet.
While his previous solo work consisted solely of guitar pieces, this time Tabbal adds tape loops, vocal samples and synthesizers to his sound palette in an attempt to convey the subjectivity of memory and our tendency to write and rewrite history according to the present.
The result is seven pieces that veer between minimalism and ambient music akin to recent outings by Pan American's Mark Nelson and mid-period Stars of the Lid.
1. The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.1
2. On the Escape Boat
3. Cheap Triptych Photography
4. The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.2
5. Ceremony by the Sea
6. The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.3
7. The Sidewalk at Night