Yair Dalal | Project Suzy
This charming release features two of Israel’s most highly regarded musicians collaborating to showcase songs from the early years of...
Reviewed by Bill Badley in issue: November/2020
Turkish oud player Mehmet Polat further develops his style on this solo album with the help of others on traditional...
Reviewed by Tom Newell in issue: November/2020
Readers may be familiar with Parisian oud player Kamilya Jubran for her collaborative work with Swiss based trumpeter and electro-pioneer...
Reviewed by Robert Rigney in issue: November/2020
Arşivplak, meaning ‘Records from the Archives’ has come out with an 11-track instrumental compilation of popular Anatolian psych tracks, mainly...
Top of the World
Snaking synth lines and exotic chord sequences collide with vigorous bass-laden beats and housey bedrock foundations, as East meets West...
Reviewed by Robert Rigney in issue: October/2020
Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat has recorded an impressive series of albums – solo, with her sister Marjan Vahdat and with...
Reviewed by Simon Broughton in issue: October/2020
Mehmet Ali Sanhkol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol already sings, plays ney, zurna and oud, but that doesn’t discourage this Turkish-American from penning The Rise...
Reviewed by Martin Longley in issue: October/2020
It’s been said 47SOUL are a band rooted in the Palestinian diaspora. Surely ‘uprooted’ would be more to the point....
Albums of music from Yemen emerge rarely in the West; albums of Yemeni women singers are rarer still and we...
Reviewed by Bill Badley in issue: Aug/Sept/2020
Divahn are a five-piece female group based in New York. The name comes from Persian divan or diwan, which has...
Reviewed by Simon Broughton in issue: Aug/Sept/2020
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