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out now: Omar Souleyman – Bahdeni Nami [Monkeytown Records]

August 5, 2015
 

Artist:
Omar Souleyman

 

Title:
Bahdeni Nami

 

Label:
Monkeytown Records

 

Cat#:
MTR056

 

Release Date:
25th July 2015

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, cassette & digital

 

Tracklist:
1.
Mawal Menzal

2.
Bahdeni Nami
[feat. Four Tet]

3.
Tawwalt El Gheba
[feat. Gilles Peterson]

4.
Leil El Bareh
[feat. Modeselektor]

5.
Darb El Hawa

6.
Enssa El Aatab
[feat. Modeselektor]

7.
Bahdeni Nami
(Legowelt Remix)

 

Press Info:
Perhaps Syria’s most successful musical export, international singer Omar Souleyman has returned with his second proper studio effort and most personal album to date, “Bahdeni Nami”, coming this July from Monkeytown Records.

For the new album Omar opened his doors to collaborations with a number of renowned electronic producers, all of whom were established fans keen to offer unique interpretations of Souleyman’s established sound. Four Tet returns to produce a track, Gilles Peterson lends his considerable talents to one song, Modeselektor turn in the two fastest dance numbers of the set, and Legowelt offers a remix for the title track. Additionally Black Lips’ Cole Alexander treats one of the heart-wounding ballads to a thoroughly distinctive remix that will appear on a 7” in August.

The new album was recorded closer to home, in Istanbul, and appropriately the singer is joined by traditional accompaniment. Souleyman has reunited with his favorite poet, Ahmad Alsamer (who penned his pre-west hits “Kaset Hanzel”, “Khattaba”, and “Shift –al Mani”), heard throughout the album offering claps and wails of encouragement. The songs come alive with musical contributions and support from the virtuosic saz work of Khaled Youssef, another long time collaborator from his hometown. Keyboards by Rizan Said improvise devotedly to every tune and turn of Souleyman’s choice. The lyrics are familiar territory for the singer – declarations of eternal love, consolation of one’s aching heart, please to his lover to sleep in his arms forever – realized as four fast dance numbers, an introduction mawal, and an elaborate araby style ballad.

Despite world’s insistence to associate him with his home country’s unending war, Omar gives back nothing but Love.

 

Listen:
@deejay.de

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Enssa El Aatab”

 

Video:
“Bahdeni Nami” (feat. Four Tet)

 

Special:
“Live in Vienna 2014”

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Rdio
Spotify

 

Buy CD:
Monkeytown Shop
deejay.de
Juno
Rough Trade
Boomkat
Norman Records
Bleep
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Monkeytown Shop
deejay.de
decks.de
Juno
Rough Trade
HHV
Boomkat
Norman Records
Bleep
more soon

 

Buy Cassette:
Monkeytown Shop
Bleep
Decks.de

 

Buy Digital:
Monkeytown Shop
Boomkat
iTunes
Google Play
Bleep
JunoDownload
more soon

 

Websites:
Omar Souleyman
Monkeytown Records

 
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