Vital Weekly. Некто Frans de Waard пишет всякое про музыку. Архив хостится на сайте некоей околомузыкальной организации Staalplaat ("Staalplaat is a forum for soundartists, an organisation network with a music label, an e-zine, a radio program, an audio-galerie, shop, mail order and distribution company, based in Amsterdam and Berlin").
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SHALABI EFFECT (CD by Alien8) I never thought about the Shalabi Effect, maybe the salami variant of the Doppler Effect? No, Shalabi Effect are not called after some mysterious audio effect, but after bandleader Sam Shalabi. Together with the for me unknown Anthony Seck and Will Eizlini and the known Alexander St-Onge, he made this double debut CD. According to the wrap around of the CD this should appeal to fans of No Neck Blues Band, AMM, Pink Floyd and Taj Mahal Travellers. Me liking at least two of those, think this is a strange combination, but hey, it could work. Eclectism is in, in every field of art, not the least in music. Tracks here are loosely improvised on multi-track, but mixed with great care, leaving out the tedious bits (I assume this of course, as I haven't sat next to te mixing desk) and to bring structure in the pieces. Many of them operate from a tabla/percussive rhythm and repeating guitar patterns that sound a little bit mediaval. Added are scraping sounds, curved sounds of the synth, and small textural sounds. The overall effect is a pleasent, almost dreamy set of music, that nicely floats by, while watching the rain fall outside. Shalabi Effect don't loose themselves in endless, undynamic improv sessions, but in closed, confined pieces of music. I am still puzzled what the effect is, but it has certainly to do with trance... (FdW) Address: www.alien8recordings.com