Montreal guitarist Sam Shalabi and Sun City Girls guitarist Alan Bishop in a release on Unrock's Saraswati Series, string-oriented albums; here Shalabi performs on electric guitar and oud, while Bishop plays alto sax and sings, in what is described as an "oriental psychedelic free form".
Catalog ID: UNROCK 007LP
Squidco Product Code: 22312
Side A recorded at 100 Copies in Cairo, Egypt, by Mahmoud Refat.
Side B recorded in Montreal, Quebec, in March, 2016.
Alan Bishop-vocals, alto sax
Sam Shalabi-electric guitar, oud
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"Unrock's Saraswati Series, mostly string orientated, zigzags between the lines where underground and High-Art performance overlap. Out jumps the first part of our actively anti-Western sub series : the "Puppet on a String" twin albums!
Osama Shalabi, a born Egyptian (best known for his work with Shalabi Effect & Land Of Kush), is an expert playing the Oud, a traveler between the eastern and western worlds and long time contributor to the Montreal scene. Sam -who spent the last few years home in Cairo- breathes his own sense of space and time through the epic "Tamara", an 18 minute long melodic, delightful improvisation.
The other story starts in Agouza, Cairo, where Sam Shalabi & Alan Bishop spent some time jamming . They'd run free, lose form, find intensity, and wound up creating a contemporary version of oriental psychedelic free form. A mind-blowing , wild, never mellow Cairo night, now documented here. It's getting intense: A north-African sand storm."-UnRock
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