Sunday, 17 October 2010

Warped Sounds from an Old Cassette of Arabic Music

I picked this up at a boot sale a couple of weeks ago and was initially disappointed that the tape doesn't play 'properly'. The sounds coming from my old walkman were twisted and warped and chunks of sound kept dropping out - suddenly all the bass is gone, or there's a weird flanging effect. It didn't take long for my disappointment to turn to delight and curiosity, I've now played this a few times and suspect that it might sound better now than it did when it was initially released. This is urgent, percussion heavy, bellydance music from somewhere in the Middle East, though I have no idea where. A period of neglect has done some strange things to the cassette, and this music now sounds like time has played at being King Tubby at the controls of some celestial mixing desk. Exciting stuff and I hope you enjoy it. As usual, any information about this music would be greatly appreciated.



Tracklist:

Side One
Side Two

Get it HERE.

7 comments:

icastico said...

Reminds me of how disappointed I was to hear The Stooges "Raw Power" on CD album after having listened to it on a worn out cassette for 20 years.
Looking forward to this one.

Mounir said...

Merci

Mounir said...

Merci

Mr Tear said...

Hope y'all enjoy this one, and it's not just my ears malfunctioning.

dogcoffee said...

I really like this...for some reason. I've listened to the entire thing twice. Thanks for sharing.

jarthues said...

tripy and wonderful !
thanks for posting this vid

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