Nilan Perera

Land of Kush. Sand Enigma. Sand Enigma is a vision. Not in the sense of a future or even a past, but of a roiling, tempestuous, and contradictory present. Composer and bandleader Sam Shalabi has created a movie—and without trotting out the cinematic tropes, this release has a comprehensive narrative, one that[...] Read more

Recordings Nilan Perera Issue 135

Sam Shalabi’s Land of Kush. Sand Enigma. Sam Shalabi’s musical worlds are a collision of the Montreal Mile End art–noise–rock–improv scene and the bona fide craziness of Cairo—a city where societal and political instability weaves a shifting sand of death and beauty. It’s easy to see how the[...] Read more

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