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Abu Ama - Ishara Into Abyss


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Esoteric Soundsystem mutations from ABU Ama and the Hexx Crew - a dark, enigmatic and rich LP comprised of creative takes on a variety of soundsystem musical styles.

Infused with middle-eastern influences, initial play-throughs draw the listener to those sounds...... the modal melodics and harmonies on Arabic string instruments pervade through most of the tracks - besetting each track with an ambiguity of mood that forces the listener to inspect closer.

Easy comparisons are made with Muslimgauze when he explored his tougher side - the experimental electronics, loopy song structures and hip-hop influenced drum patterns are also present on this record. Grey Moondust and Gypsy's In Dub provide a powerful opening - two stellar studies of the relationship between electronics and acoustic re-formatting - underpinned by depth-charges of sub-bass.

Devan Beduin occupies a space somewhere between dancehall, hip-hop and techno, all protracted through Ama's unique lens and filled to the brim with modal ear-candy (that vocal...).

The B side sees Ama push his style into dubstep, trap and grime territories - finding similar ground to El-Mahdy Jr on tracks such as A Tank For Swag. Slightly more dancefloor ready than the A side, A Tank For Swag along with Macadamia Oil will appeal to the heads as much as it will to admirers of that early pioneering experimentalism of figures like Muslimgauze - highly recommended from us!

A1 - ABU Ama - Kurdish Wisdom Atmee

A2 - ABU Ama - Grey Moondust

A3 - ABU Ama - Gypsy's In Dub

A4 - ABU Ama - Devan Beduin

B1 - ABU Ama - Macadamia Oil

B2 - ABU Ama - Tsinking About

B3 - Abu Ama - A Tank For Swag

B4 - Abu Ama - My Allah Protect Me & You From The Fire

Grey Moondust

Gypsy's In Dub

Devan Beduin

My Allah Protect Me & You From The Fire