James Holden + Maalem Houssam Guinia - Three Live Takes

£9.99
  • James Holden + Maalem Houssam Guinia - Three Live Takes

James Holden + Maalem Houssam Guinia - Three Live Takes

£9.99

Format12"
Released21st September 2018
Catalogue 51BC
Barcode 5051083131131

Modular synthesizer meets Morocco’s Gnawa tradition as UK synth guru James Holden teams up with the Maalem Houssam Guinia, son of the late Gnawa legend and previous Holden-collaborator Maalem Mahmoud Guinia, for a trio of live collaborations recorded during the Guinia band’s first trip to London back in 2016.

Lead track ‘Pass Through The Fire / Bouri Bouri Manandabo’ sees the swirling organs of Holden’s Gnawa-inspired ‘Pass Through The Fire’ (highlight of his joyous 2017 album ‘The Animal Spirits’) supplemented with a selection from the Guinia’s
traditional call-and-response repertoire, thereby completing the collaborative circle. Over on the B-side it’s Holden’s turn to contribute hazy pads to the affecting, sonorous standard ‘Youmala’ and frantically cycling arpeggios to the energetic ‘Baba Hamouda’

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