LABELS: Label Bleu
CATALOGUE NO: LBLC 2588
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.
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.