Τρίτη, 19 Μαΐου 2009

dabke 2020+treeg salaam

Sublime Frequencies is pleased to present the 2nd volume of Northeast Syrian Dabke music from legendary vocalist Omar Souleyman and his group. This CD was compiled by Mark Gergis to coincide with the Sublime Frequencies UK/European tour in May and June of 2009 featuring live performances by Omar Souleyman. Culled from dozens of cassettes recorded in Syria from 1999-2008, the music here is an extension of Omar’s “Highway to Hassake” release touching on some previously unheard angles. Their trademark serpentine synthesizers, electrified bouzok (traditional stringed instrument) and driving rhythms forge a severe form of “new wave dabke” with a live energy and integrity that captures the essence of the Syrian Northeast; one of a kind Syrian Dabke party tunes, regional Atabat-styled crooners, and unbelievable Iraqi party jams.
Group Doueh’s follow up to their now legendary debut LP is here. While most would think it damn near impossible to top the former release, in terms of sheer “shock and awe”, Treeg Salaam (Streets of Peace), blows hot and dusty from the infernal sand swept dunes of the Western Sahara. Compiled from Group Doueh’s personal archives, these five tracks (note sidelong piece on the flip), are as brain shifting in their ecstatic brilliance as any music ever heard. From the Wah-stroked lead off track to the blazing dexterity of Ragsa Jaguar, the whole of the first side is an entrance to the lip-puckering tea den of Saharan trance heaven. Salmou Baamar's (Doueh) guitar/tinidit runs explode in cosmic shrapnel, raining down on the temporal nodes of the listener’s brain. On side 2 we have a 20 minute, smoky, slow burning, psychedelic excursion into the great unknown. A meditation on the arid and inhospitable landscape that inspires this music and its people.

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Lowdjo είπε...

Excellent!! thank you for sharing..

Lowdjo είπε...

i'm looking for some original cassettes by omar.. any idea where i can find them??