INSTRUMENTAL MODAL POP OF 1970S EGYPT by BALIGH HAMDI

SKU121114
ArtistBALIGH HAMDI
TitleINSTRUMENTAL MODAL POP OF 1970S EGYPT
LabelSUBLIME FREQUENCIES
Catalog #SF 119LP
Genre
ReleaseW 45 - 2021
FormatVinyl - US2LP
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Description

Packing opulent string orchestrations, intoxicating sitar work, sizzling drums and the psych-surf guitar fire of Omar Khorshid - a big fave around here - Baligh Hamdi’s ‘Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970s Egypt’ collects 19 relatively stripped back examples of the composer charting modernized directions for Arabic music during the open-minded ‘60s & ‘70s.

Compiled and annotated by Sublime Frequencies don Hisham Mayet, the selection is deliberately shy of vocals, in order to best reveal Hamdi’s intricate weave of influences from subcontinental classical music to Afro-American jazz and west coast US surf and psych rock, all subtly and seamlessly incorporated into the lushest of psychedelic exotica.

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