Catalogue Number: FTNLP010
Format: LP / Digital
Release Date: August 5, 2022.
• A1 Memories of My Father (06:01)
• A2 In New York (05:14)
• A3 El M'Dahi (06:23)
• A4 Boujeloudia (07:48)
• B1 Guimbri One (03:10)
• B2 Long Night (04:48)
• B3 Arracks Tehta'l Kamar (08:31)
• B4 Guimbri Two (03:55)
• B5 NY Return (00:51)
Moroccan Jajouka master Bachir Attar meets American experimental musician Elliot Shrap for a live jam of drum machines and traditional Moroccan instruments in 1990. Bachir Attar's Career spans five decades and represents the transcendental sounds of Jajouka, a small Moroccan village situated between Fes and Tangier, known for its unique mystical sound. Fans include William Burroughs and The Rolling Stones with which Bachir recorded with in 1989. A year later Attar collaborated with the prolific avant-garde jazz musician Elliot Sharp on this very Album. Both Sharp and Attar have dedicated their careers to exploring the meeting points between east and west and this album is a unique example of two brilliant minds creating a new, ultra trippy sonic experience.
This release is a first collaboration between Fortuna Records and our friends Dikraphone Records out of Morocco, serious unearthers of lost Moroccan music. Look out for more Dikraphone-Fortuna collaborations in the future!
Licensed courtesy of B. Attar & E. Shrap.
℗&© Fortuna Records / Dikraphone Records 2022.