La Double Absence

The oud, viola, trumpet, guitar & the occassional vocal blended with electronics. The oud has been traced back to Iraq and has been with us for 5000 years. You can't say that about a computer but this album is a fine example of how the beauty and peace of oriental music can be married with digital textures. Grains that are mostly cool or calmly psychedelic. Compositions made from incense. Vocals recorded in desert tents. Asim Al-Chalabi's oud is like a chord controlling the movements of time. A watch finely crafted from sand and skin.

Staubgold. 2007