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    I Remember Syria

    More sublime slide shows of sound, this time with some aid
    coming from Porest’s Erik Gergis. Besides dizzying cultural
    doppler effects, this release is strengthened by some man in
    the street recordings. Bizarre bazaars, popular politics
    and mucho mujahadeen. On the road to Damascus we get what
    almost sounds like a rap over machine gunned beats; sirens,
    cellphones and other forms of prayer; transactions and
    transglobal underground conversations and middle-eastern
    sonic youth radio. The excerpts of young boys singing are
    just tough and vibrant. The deeper in, the Greater Syria
    you get. Outstanding pop pieces, outspoken Arab Women in
    Focus and a not-so-out aleppo sitting in cinema. Radaio
    Tartus sounding like a cross-over point between worlds
    and frequencies created naturally. There’s more unnatural
    doctoring on some of the tracks, but scintillating…
    Ali Dada.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 29, 2005 at 2:00 am
  • Filed as CD,Format,International
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