Jordan. Self-styled “Neo-Sufism” from Jordanian group Albaitil Ashwai (which means Random House) combines local inspirations with rock arrangements, and the results is both unpredictable and pleasurable.
Amman-based collective represent the generation of Jordanian artists who keep their eyes and ears open for global influences, but retain a close relationship to their regional tradition.
Released on the Mostakell Records, their debut album “Nuun” (ن) blends anything from psychedelia to indie rock to heavy metal to reggae, with Arabic themes and rhythms as its recurring theme.
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