Boomkat Product Review:
The Saraswati Series, mostly string orientated, zigzags between the lines where underground and High-Art performance overlap.
"Out jumps the first part of our actively anti-Western sub series : the “Puppet on aString” twin albums!Osama Shalabi, a born Egyptian (best known for his work with Shalabi Effect & Land Of Kush), is an expert playing theOud, a traveler between the eastern and western worlds and long time contributor to the Montreal scene. Sam -whospent the last few years home in Cairo- breathes his own sense of space and time through the epic „Tamara”, an 18minute long melodic, delightful improvisation.
The other story starts in Agouza, Cairo, where Sam Shalabi & Alan Bishop spent some time jamming . They’d run free,lose form, find intensity, and wound up creating a contemporary version of oriental psychedelic free form. A mindblowing, wild, never mellow Cairo night, now documented here. It‘s getting intense: A north-African sand storm.“Mother Of All Sinners” will be released as a one-time limited run pressing on 140g. vinyl. It has an extra heavy de-Luxe cover and a solid printed inlay."