Maurice Louca, an ambient dreamscape creator from Cairo (Egypt), releases the LP Elephantine on the 1st of February 2019.
An extensive body of work, Elephantine (available on bandcamp) stretches to thirty nine minutes in its six tracks which draw from a dozen musicians in a cinematic creamy nexus of varied North African and Middle Eastern oasis that minds of traversing a wadi by star light.
The opening track is the almost eight and three quarters minutes – The Leper.
Nadah El Shazly is an Egyptian experimental-rock creator.
Nadah El Shazly
With only one release around – Ahwar – which came out earlier in the month and is available on bandcamp, though a highly experienced musician. Nadah El Shazly is able to challenge both local societal norms whilst equally throwing down the gauntlet to a wider global audience to appreciate different roots of music and if one is minded to pick up the glove the listener will find themselves engrossed in a roughly thirty eight minutes, six song, collaborative début LP in which all sense of time dissipates.
By way of an introduction the second song and also the longest, extending to a tad under eight and two thirds minutes – Barzakh (Limen).