Egyptian musician Youssef Abouzeid has released his third EP under the PanSTARRS (بان ستارز) moniker with a dark, droned out alt-rock soundscape that is both eerie and captivating.
The post-rock, ambient undertones of the “Ghaby Ghaby Ghaby” (غبي غبي غبي) EP give the overall PanSTARRS sounds a more sophisticated direction, while still maintaining the sonic identity of Abouzeid’s preceding body of work.
While you can stream the album in its entirety on Soundcloud, here’s the opening track, “Khally Balak Hatmoot”, or “Be Careful You’ll Die”:
There is also something to be said for the EP’s artwork created by Egyptian artist Hashem El Kelesh, although I think it best for the listener and viewer to determine their own conclusions on the risky cover art.
PanSTARRS on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook.