Boomkat Product Review:
'No Music' is the debut EP from producer and jazz musician Leila Samir, with influences from Middle Eastern rhythm music and whose title she recalls, "was what I was told my whole life”.
"Overall, the release utilises a wealth of traditional Saudi Arabian sounds including the eerie opener ‘Bridal’, which as the name suggests samples Saudi wedding music. The track develops into an emotional and melancholy journey with the main melody (sampling an the the qānūn) ringing out over an extremely solid bassline. ‘Beginnings’ was the first track written by Leila Samir as part of this project, which is the most club-ready offering in the release. The percussion led roller also comes with an alternate, more mutated version called ‘Ends’ which is also included on the EP. ‘Anxiety’ continues to build on the sinister sound palette maintained throughout “No Music” with frantic drum patterns building throughout."