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Annihaya

Rabih Beaini 'Albidaya'

£16.99

Annihaya

Rabih Beaini 'Albidaya'

£16.99

Albidaya in Arabic means The Beginning, which in the case of Beaini’s, might be the return to t he beginnings, or the start of the path. The album is conceptually a revisiting of the traditional and early psychedelic Arabic music, all through distorted paths and instruments, remashed and deconstructed sounds, recreating patterns with diverse instruments to give a different perspective of the sound  itself.  Includes musicians from Upperground Piero Bittolo Bon and Tommaso Cappellato. Commissioned  by Annihaya in Lebanon by Sharif Sehnaoui, Raed Yassin and Hatem Imam –  includes artwork by Maria Kassab.

“Almost entirely recorded in a day, and featuring cello, saxophone and drums in addition to electronics, Albidaya doesn’t attempt to replicate Lebanese folk music. Instead, it articulates a point of contact between various worlds.” Rory Gibb for the Wire. “dips into the ethnically charged concepts and neo-traditionalisms of Annihaya, traversing through a panorama of sounds and textures.

Eastern twang, middle eastern thematics and jazz all play a role in Albidaya, as do tribals drums and marketplace noise with the introduction of live and off the cuff synth experiments, arpeggiated space transmissions and eerie Wu-Tang like vocal samples entrapped in a gurgling soup of analogue beef. Brief clips of the entire album are available to stream below should the preceding description not provide sufficient appetite whetting.” Juno Plus Blog

Tracklisting:
1. Light Within The Light
2. Maples And Rocks
3. Kessara 1
4. Taranta 3000
5. Ya Shater
6. Kessara 3
7. Song Of Extreme Happiness
8. Kessara 2