• munma 34 Days (6-track CD, £6.25)

    label: Incognito

    Although this is his first CD release on the Lebanese market, Jawad Nawfal has been active on the local dance scene for a solid number of years, under a variety of guises (AEX, Ae_quo, etc.). 34 Days is a set of 6 electro-ambient tracks, featuring minimal beats, ominous vocal samples, and a rich tapestry of interlocking, layered sounds. The album was recorded during Israelís attacks on Lebanon in the summer of 2006, which explains to some extent the overall sombre and introspective mood of the tracks. At times, 34 Days recalls the ethereal, hushed moods of Warp label artists such as Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin at his ambient best; with an oriental twist, added for good measure. Tracklist : 1. Yaqiin, 2. Mind Over Matter, 3. 3cc, 4. Qana, 5. Munma, 6. Judas

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