Boomkat Product Review:
Tireless explorer Sam Shalabi follows collaborations with Matana Roberts and most of Montreal in a fresh iteration of his personalised take on Arabic music, jazz and improvised noise techniques.
Isis and Osiris finds an ideal home in the latest batch from Cairo’s Nashazphone, amid grade A freaks from 5599, Èlg, Porest and Costes, who all share a similarly wayward taste for following their nose where it may take them, and, in the process, us.
Cascading keys perfuse the air along with a range of detached voices, both Canadian-American and Arabic, processed and real, and a cavalcade of tumbling jazz drums, oud and jaws harps, all prone to veering left into noise or field recorded dimensions with a casual stroke of the hand.
One to check if you like Keith Fullerton Whitman’s processed oud recordings, or the likes of Sun City Girls, Dariush Dolat Shahi.