Wild Serenade

COMPOSERS: DuOud
LABELS: Label Bleu
PERFORMER: DuOud
CATALOGUE NO: LBLC 2588

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DUOUD reinforces the point while using production techniques with lavish vigour and directness. Apart from being a palindrome, this is a pair of high-energy improvising oud players with attitude.

The dance-music content stems from the musicians themselves rather than being stuck on. Another key to the music’s success is its extraordinary and unclassifiable nature – try to imagine Arabic funk-house and you may get the picture for ‘Chase’. It is followed by an unaccompanied traditional number.

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Elsewhere violin and electric cello join drums in a conception that could only come from present-day Paris, the city that brought you the Orchestre National de Barbès.