The Arabic/Hebrew desert oasis rose scented band thread...

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Re: The Arabic/Hebrew desert oasis rose scented band thread...

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Labrecque/Barakat
»Terminal Desert« :-* Vinyl ordered... :)
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/terminal-desert

https://www.mixcloud.com/ghazi-barakat/stream/

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I am indirectly following Razi (Ghazi) Barakat's work since 2 decades, here is an older english article

https://bidoun.org/articles/boy-from-brazil

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Re: The Arabic/Hebrew desert oasis rose scented band thread...

Post by shadowplay » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:03 pm

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Labrecque/Barakat
»Terminal Desert« :-* Vinyl ordered... :)
Good tip, I've joined you.

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Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:17 am

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Good tip, I've joined you.

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8) the 300 copies will be gone soon

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Re: The Arabic/Hebrew desert oasis rose scented band thread...

Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:31 pm

invisible man wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:02 am
These are great resources of discovery in this category, though some stray beyond the prescribed cultural and geographic definitions:
https://m.soundcloud.com/discostan
https://m.soundcloud.com/awesometapesfromafrica
https://m.soundcloud.com/analog-africa
https://m.soundcloud.com/pirate-modernity
https://m.soundcloud.com/raiandfolk
https://m.soundcloud.com/phono-mundial
https://m.soundcloud.com/afropop-worldwide
https://m.soundcloud.com/archive-of-indian-music
https://m.soundcloud.com/user-258102796
https://m.soundcloud.com/africa-express
https://m.soundcloud.com/discrepant
https://m.soundcloud.com/sahelsounds
https://m.soundcloud.com/radio-tashwish
https://m.soundcloud.com/ifriqiyyaelectrique
https://m.soundcloud.com/anadoluekspresforever
https://m.soundcloud.com/harraqa
https://m.soundcloud.com/annihaya-records
https://m.soundcloud.com/omid-walizadeh
https://m.soundcloud.com/vintagearab
https://m.soundcloud.com/berberoldiesmusic
https://m.soundcloud.com/turkishdiggin
https://m.soundcloud.com/user-110116560
https://m.soundcloud.com/habibifunk
https://m.soundcloud.com/sefr-records


Plus a few specific artists:
https://m.soundcloud.com/omar-khorshid
https://m.soundcloud.com/amera-habib-796614684
https://m.soundcloud.com/yakaza-ensemble
https://m.soundcloud.com/mdoumoctar
https://m.soundcloud.com/cityofdjinn
https://m.soundcloud.com/ay-satti
https://m.soundcloud.com/grupsimsek
https://m.soundcloud.com/paradise-bangkok
https://m.soundcloud.com/two-or-the-dragon
https://m.soundcloud.com/assmoothas
https://m.soundcloud.com/cairo-steps
https://m.soundcloud.com/hellopsychaleppo

https://www.youtube.com/user/TolgahanCogulu
I got some fretlets from Tolgahan to try some microtonal scales. They are applied to the fretboard with double sided tape. I havn’t had time to try it out yet.
thanks so much for that :-*

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Post by shadowplay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 am

I've a feeling Nanamour will be meeting me under a palm tree on this one.

Debut Anatolian Weapons elpee.

SO GOOD

Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis - To The Mother Of Gods impossible to sit down while this is on.

Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis - Ofiodaimon (Radio Edit)
Aggelos Baltas is a veteran of the global electronic music scene, responsible for a handful of celebrated EBM 12”s as Dream Weapons, and a particularly heady and open-ended brand of krautrock as Fantastikoi Hxoi. His newest project, Anatolian Weapons, was conceived as a way to bring together these two seemingly mismatched concepts, with the polyrhythmic percussion and wailing tones of Greek folk music serving as their unlikely bonding agent. His output garners praise particularly around the Golden Pudel scene care of Phuong Dan and the Salon Des Amateurs crew, such as Vladimir Ivkovic and Lena Willikens, who included Baltas’ track “Disillusioned” on her Dekmantel Selectors compilation in 2018.

But where much of what Baltas has released as Anatolian Weapons is instantly recognizable as dance music, To The Mother Of Gods - Baltas’ debut album for Beats In Space - is something else entirely. Created in tandem with Greek folk musician Seirios Savvaidis, it is a work of simultaneous collaboration and subtraction whose meticulous construction becomes more apparent with every listen. An album-length exploration of what happens when the principles of dance music are applied to pre-digital musical modalities. It is a record of psychedelic folk music that has more in common with Kikagaku Moyo, Minami Deutsch, and the Habibi Funk label than it does with anything else Baltas has produced under any alias. It’s difficult to imagine this music in any kind of club setting.

And yet, it’s very much the work of a DJ. Baltas initially heard Savvaidis’ music through a friend, and was absolutely amazed. “It was his very esoteric, pagan [music and] beautiful lyrics that grabbed me,” he writes. Seirios is a composer and performer of traditional Greek folk music with a growing discography of regional psych-rock gems. Baltas reached out to collaborate and the seeds of To The Mother Of Gods were sown.

Savvidis contributed stems of ten songs, which Baltas deconstructs and rearranges with appreciation of the ancestry of their lineage and of the deceptively ancient eerie, droning qualities inherent in the style. Occasionally augmenting Savvaidis’ recordings with his own, Baltas treats these elements as if raw materials for an architectural process.

To The Mother Of Gods showcases Baltas’ arrangement skills. He treats Savvaidis’ songs as landscapes, filling them with slanted, droning light and setting the singer’s vocals in dead center. His years behind the decks have given him an intuitive understanding of dynamics — drums crest and recede like tides, snippets of bassline repeat and swirl. He knows how to entrance, and when to push the music from the head to the body. Opener “Taratchi Katarratchi” (“Stormy Cataract”) is sung as a spell to ward off the fear of death, but Baltas’ orchestration demonstrates that dancing is an equally effective way of dispelling the darkness. The beat he assembles from Savvaidis’ playing recalls the late-night ecstasies of Primal Scream circa Screamadelica.

To The Mother Of Gods is a reminder that folk music and dance music are both powered by their audience as much as the musicians themselves. Savvaidis’ lyrics echo pagan Greek themes, touching on what Baltas calls “the magic of nature.” At times, as on “Kalesma” (“Invitation”), this can feel incantatory. Savvaidis chisels his vocal melodies into hard, clipped syllables, their cadence recalling Gregorian chant, and yet Baltas cloaks these details in washes of distortion. “Ston Stavraito” (“In Stavraithos”) is delivered with a lamentive tenderness that Baltas swells into a prideful stomp, immersing Savvaidis in marching drums and distant vocals that form a resilient protest-song.

To The Mother Of Gods is a testament to the ongoing and innate truth that music can take us beyond ourselves. That repetition and drone can shepherd us to a liminal space beyond thought and rationality, where the wall between perception and reality does not exist. Call it spirit, if you want, and watch as it courses its way through modern-day dance music, mid-century psych, and the ancient sounds of the anatol.

Anatolian Weapons’ To The Mother Of Gods will be available from Beats In Space on June 14, 2019 in limited vinyl and unlimited digital forms. On behalf of Anatolian Weapons, a portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit The International Rescue Committee (IRC) as part of our Come! Mend! Initiative.
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Post by nanamour » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:28 am

shadowplay wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 am
I've a feeling Nanamour will be meeting me under a palm tree on this one.

Debut Anatolian Weapons elpee.

SO GOOD

Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis - To The Mother Of Gods impossible to sit down while this is on.

Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis - Ofiodaimon (Radio Edit)
You thought right! Was totally engrossed in the previous single and EP and his remixes; lights up a lot of the musical pleasure centers.

I've been aligning my talismans with the rising eastern sun in hopes of a full length coming...just another day now (plus however long it takes for the LP to arrive). Also really admirable donating a portion of the proceeds to the International Rescue Committee (and IIRC 100% of the proceeds for Black Sea were donated to Humanity Crew, who provide psychological services to refugees), I'm sure Mr. Baltas is not exactly making a fortune from sales as it is.
To The Mother Of Gods testifies that music, through repetition and drone, can take us outside ourselves to a liminal space beyond thought and rationality.
Ohhhh, I am there!

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Post by mezcalhead » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:47 pm

I saw Anatolian Weapons in the Boomkat email and dropped into the thread to see what you guys thought. :)

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Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 am
Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis - To The Mother Of Gods impossible to sit down while this is on.
Holy hell the bass! :derp: (<- enters trance)
Distance-crunching honcho with echo unit.

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Post by shadowplay » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 am

nanamour wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:28 am

I've been aligning my talismans with the rising eastern sun in hopes of a full length coming...just another day now (plus however long it takes for the LP to arrive). Also really admirable donating a portion of the proceeds to the International Rescue Committee (and IIRC 100% of the proceeds for Black Sea were donated to Humanity Crew, who provide psychological services to refugees), I'm sure Mr. Baltas is not exactly making a fortune from sales as it is.
To The Mother Of Gods testifies that music, through repetition and drone, can take us outside ourselves to a liminal space beyond thought and rationality.
Ohhhh, I am there!
Me too and you are correct about the humanitarian aspect and also about how good the earlier material like Black Sea and A Strange Light From The East which was way back on page one. The remixes too love the Lena Platonos one.
mezcalhead wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:47 pm
I saw Anatolian Weapons in the Boomkat email and dropped into the thread to see what you guys thought. :)

shadowplay wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 am
Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis - To The Mother Of Gods impossible to sit down while this is on.
Holy hell the bass! :derp: (<- enters trance)
And now we are three!

Btw Jon, the inspiration is further east but you might want to check out the Komodo Kolektif who hail from Undiscovered Equatorial Glasgow. Nanamour is a fan as well.

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Post by shadowplay » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:51 am

Btw I'm only posting it here because it's on Disco Hamam but it otherwise doesn't fit in here genre wise being more that rare white rhino...the decent novelty record.

Beard in Dust - At The Dawn (a faithful no moneky business re-edit of johnny Wakelin's In Zaire which is the only single I can ever recall my father paying for, not that he went to the shop, he just got 9 yearold me to buy it for him and I still have it). Total party starter IMO. Btw Floorshow totally ripped off In Zaire.

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Post by invisible man » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:07 pm

Trying to incorporate some of these influences into a few of my tunes, while acknowledging my take is inauthentic but appreciative. Navigating cultural appropriation is tricky, not sure if there is a great way through it. Seems like Rock and Roll is built on a foundation of cultural appropriation of the blues, gospel, R&B though. I’ve heard some argue cultural appropriation can be a first step toward true intercultural understanding. Others, not having it so much.
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Post by Dollywitch » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:10 pm

Dunno if they've been posted yet, but Mercan Dede and Niyaz/Azam Ali are great for this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lccW2NRXo1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwiE9yW4w0

I'll have a better think about this as I probably have a fair amount somewhere, need to fix my big computer. Another option is just to look up various "sufi" music online(not so much Qawwali, though I like Qawwali being an actual sufi Muslim who's hung around South Asians), and traditional music from various muslim majority countries.

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Post by Dollywitch » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:49 pm

Ahh found the artist I was looking for.

https://whiteswanrecords.bandcamp.com/a ... meditation

Idk but something about the atmosphere for this really puts me in the zone.

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Post by shadowplay » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:17 am

Dollywitch wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Ahh found the artist I was looking for.

https://whiteswanrecords.bandcamp.com/a ... meditation

Idk but something about the atmosphere for this really puts me in the zone.
That's cool thanks for posting. Do you know Sussan Deyhim? she's done amazing music featuring the words of Sufi poets including Rumi. That record (sadly CD only) is called Madman of God (Divine Love Songs Of The Persian Sufi Masters), sadly there is very little linkable so this will have to do.

Sussan Deyhim - Bade Saba (The Wind Of Saba)

Her mid 80's collaboration with Richard Horowitz Desert Equations: Azax Attra is a classic in my opinion and as luck would have it you can listen to it at the Crammed Discs bandcamp; Desert Equations: Azax Attra

Their other. Full collaboration elpee Majoun is also brilliant. She's some singer, I don't understand a word but it's goes straight to the soul.

Sample track Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz - Botachine (Infinitely Curved)

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Post by shadowplay » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:32 am

I hold my hands up and fully acknowledge the ridiculousness of posting Cretan music in this thread, it's as ridiculous as me posting French music in an Irish music thead but bear with me...

I am posting about Venus Volcanism here because I think that folk enjoying some of the music in this thread (and perhaps Dead Can Dance/ Lisa Gerrard or Voix Bulgares ) might enjoy the very beautiful new record Rizitiko on Optimo amusic sub label Weaponise Your Sound which IIRC was set up as a female focussed label on International Women's Day last year.
This is the 2nd release on our Weaponise Your Sound sub-label curated by Kristina McCormick.

Venus Volcanism is the musician and electronic artist Rena Rasouli. She presents her first solo mini-album “Rizitiko’ on Optimo’s sub-label, Weaponise Your Sound, using traditional folk songs of her native island Crete as a basis for this work.

‘Rizitiko’ evolved from Rasouli’s thesis titled “the music performances based in traditional dialect focuses on the healing ability of sound”. The songs were created and sung by folk troubadours. Expanding on these oeuvres, Rasouli seized on the idea that the melodic use of voice is the oldest form of therapy in human culture. This primary and ritualistic material was intertwined with electronic and natural ambient soundscapes. The resulting compositions express the omnipresent sensations and emotions that play a key role in the healing process whilst communicating an intense connection to the collective unconscious. Traditionally sung by men there are numerous reasons to believe that many of the songs were initially created by women. To sing them in a female voice projects a different approach to the traditional rendition – one closer to that of a lullaby.
I'm utterly swept away by the beauty of this record, it truly is a salve for the soul and each time I've played it I've just lost time and slipped totally into it's heady worlds.

The record comes with quite extensive sleeve notes which go into the history of the songs, the lyrics and add more context.

I particularly like the track The Eagle but you can listen to the whole thing on the Weaponise Your Sound bandcamp.

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Post by Straight6DOHC » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:35 pm

Cannibal Ink: Samarkanda (Zombie.......Remix)
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