/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $9 USD  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 24 Al Maslakh Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of AAMM, It's Good To Die Every Now And Then, Nashaz, Ariha Brass Quartet, Trace, It Ended Up Being A Great Day, Mr. Allende, Gestalt Et Death, Radio Paradise: Mike Cooper In Beirut, and 16 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $172.80 USD or more (20% OFF)

     

  • Limited Edition Compact Disc
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    All Al Maslakh CD's are hand-numbered and packaged in colored cardboard sleeves, each with individual artwork by Lebanese artist Mazen Kerbaj

    Includes unlimited streaming of Boustros Sessions via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
2.

about

Free improvising from Beirut that is definitely worth tracking down, although just 500 copies have been pressed. "Rouba3i", it seems, derives from the Arabic word for quartet. Trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, alto saxophonist Christine Abdelnour and guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui are a trio of Lebanese musicians who invite a series of percussionists to occupy the fourth corner of their group. for this incarnation – the fifth, hence Rouba3i5 - they are joined by Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach, who suits the frictional buzz and burr of their style exceptionally well.
Each member of the trio has pared away all obvious instrumental attributes, resulting in sound sources effectively geared to realise a shared musical vision of grainy agitated textures overlaid, overlapped and intersecting. Abstracted sounds seep and trickle, punctuated with pops and staccato chatter, across two pieces that are remarkably consistent in character and quality.

Julian Cowley [The Wire]

credits

released May 28, 2019

Christine Abdelnour: alto sax
Mazen Kerbaj: trumpet
Sharif Sehnaoui: electric guitar
Ingar Zach: percussion

All music improvised by Abdelnour, Kerbaj, Sehnaoui and Zach
No cuts, no overdubs

Recorded by Vincent Fromont on August 23rd, 2004 at Bustros Residence, Beirut, Lebanon
Mastered by Ahmad Awad

Artwork & design Mazen Kerbaj
Produced in Lebanon by Al Maslakh

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Al Maslakh Records Beirut, Lebanon

Al Maslakh is a UFO created to publish the unpublishable in the Lebanese artistic scene.

contact / help

Contact Al Maslakh Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Report this album or account

If you like Boustros Sessions, you may also like: