Brighton’s Accidental Meetings have just two formal and readily available releases under their belt, but are already racking up quite the reputation. After their first solo release from Vancouver’s wzrdryAV and a tape-only recording from Azu Tiwaline, the exciting young label now rope in another elusive yet firmly respected musician: Abu Ama.
Abu Ama’s first blips on the radar scanner came via an early Bokeh Versions release, with a subsequent pair of tapes on Seagrave cementing his earned respect. An unfamiliar fusing of dub, field recordings and Turkish folk melody and percussion, his music follows a formula, sourced from key ingredients, yet Ama’s creativity with his materials remains ever-surprising.
If the LP as a whole is a cast-iron example of his style, ‘Kleopatra Arabxo‘ might be the canonical piece: a long-form track built atop a procession of traditional reggae-dub alternating chords, hypnotic looping drums and stack-shaking bass, Abu weaves obscure sounds snatched from the air into the tapestry alongside repeating moments from folk music. It’s a heady mix that could come only from this musician, on a label that seems to building up a unique roster in its own inimitable style.
”AM002′ is scheduled for release 14 October via Accidental Meetings. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
2. Gods Will
3. Kleopatra Arabxo
4. Plastic Cobra
5. Peach Garden
6. Yogi Yard
8. Red Rose