This is Maurice Louca's second album with able assistance from guest artists including Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Alvarius B.), Sam Chalabi (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Solo Artist/Alif), Khaled Yassine (Anouar Brahem/Alif) and Egyptian Mahraganat MC Alaa 50, to name a few.
It is said that his music is a circumvolution around percussion-based rhythms. This is a hard-hitting album, with a complex, but soft, a wall of sonorous intertwined rhythmic soundscapes.
I suspect that most readers of Dave's Place Music might not be terribly familiar with music from the middle east (in any pure form), except for a tune here and there. If you have enjoyed the massive rhythms found on modern music from the Middle East, paired with clearly western sounds - then this album is the whole enchilada (with home made sauce ). For me, a cool thing about not understanding a ...