Al Jamilat (LP)

Yasmine Hamdan

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Electronic, World Music
Crammed Discs
March 17, 2017

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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With her debut solo album 'Ya Nass' (2013), Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan (Hailed as "Arabic music's modern voice" by New York Times), introduced her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. In 'Al Jamilat' ('The Beautiful Ones'), she pursues her musical exploration, while taking a look at the mutations at work within the Arab world.

While Yasmine's vocals are definitely connected to traditions of Arabic music (to which she takes an unconventional and fresh approach), the structures and arrangements of the songs are very remote from its codes, and take in elements from contemporary Western electronic, pop and folk music.

Her unique vision is fully realised in this album, which she jointly produced with UK producers Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Lily Allen) and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Carl Barât), and recorded with contributions from NY musicians Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, John Zorn, Marc Ribot) and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley.

The success of the 'Ya Nass' album saw Yasmine's profile rise greatly in Europe and America. In the Middle East she's enjoyed iconic status since the days of Soapkills, one of the first indie/electronic bands in the area. She's performed prestigious shows on four continents and appeared in the Jim Jarmusch movie "Only Lovers Left Alive", where she's featured singing, onscreen, in one of the film's most memorable scenes.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CRAM276LP
Barcode 0876623007739
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Douss -
2. La Ba'den -
3. Assi -
4. Choubi -
5. Iza -
6. Cafe -
7. K2 -
8. Al Jamilat -
9. Balad -
10. La Chay -
11. Ta3ala -