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MAMNOU3 EL INTIZAR
Aside from my work in media, I’ve always enjoyed making music. In 2001, I released Shabaka, Egypt’s first ‘electronic music’ album, in partnership with Yanni Giovanos and, a few years later, two dance music albums (SunDance and MoonRise) co-produced by bellydance performer and teacher, Keti Sharif.
Shortly before the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, I’d begun working on an album of Arabic songs, tentatively titled Mamnou3 El Intizar (No Waiting). I had around 16 tracks in various states of production. Then I went down on the 25th of January, 2011 – and lived between home and Tahrir for three years. Let’s skip the inherent post-trauma and skip to 2021.
Finally, after having paused the project for so long, I went through my recordings, found around 16 tracks, some almost finished and some barely sketched, and decided on ten tracks to finalize, bringing Mamnou3 El Intizar back to life, ironically, 12 years after I’d begun working on it.
Ironic enough that I considered changing it. But, hey, I can take a joke.
A massive thanks goes out to the great artists who’ve contributed to this album: Amr Darwish (violins on Shafshaq, Ghali, and Tadrib), Bojketic (Solos on Tamam, Mish 3arif, and Awil Marra), Peter Voronov (Violins on El Mohim), Paulina Forlova for her cello in El Zaman, Zelena for backing vocals in Ghali. Wonderful people who’ve helped make the album a reality.
"Depuis quelques mois, Kamel s’est mis à relancer son album que la révolution a freiné. Il a donc composé, écrit et chanté une sélection de dix chansons. L’album sera bientôt diffusé sur les plateformes musicales."
The Angel See
Instrumental vignettes or soundtracks to fictional scenes? The Angel See is a collection of instrumentals evocative of strange moods, released under the alias KarmaMole.
The other side of SunDance, so to speak, Moonrise collects ten new groove-laden lunar-sublimated tracks and a remix of Purr-Caution. You can listen to more from Moonrise here.
Initially released with the WDA DVD by Keti Sharif, and co-produced by her, Sundance contains dancy electronic sounds and live instrumentation. Give it a listen!
A Fish Called VALIS
We understand that you’ve had trouble keeping things in-mind, and in-noos – and that things may fall to the left of your aorta. We have the cure, and it is A Fish Called VALIS.
Co-produced with Yanni Giovanos. Shabaka was Egypt’s first ever electronic music album and fused elements from Egyptian media with live and electronic instrumentation.
SeptiC – created under the band name of Goldfish Euphoria is basically Guitar-Rock Electronic Pop. Sonically diverse experiments in rock/pop, some more polished than others.