Hicaz Mercator

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makam Hicaz is one of the core melodic modes of Turkish and eastern Arabian musics. Here, a relatively traditional oud taksim (free metre improvisation) in Hicaz is accompanied by abstract electronics in the same mode. Yes, noise can be modal, too...


from Mercator's Revenge, released November 16, 2013



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Kaderci Birmingham, UK

Kaderci (maker of fate) is an electroacoustic ambient music project of Eliot Bates. Since 1996, Kaderci's albums and solo performances have created hypnagogic spaces for deep listening, featuring lush textures of Middle Eastern instruments (oud, saz, frame drums, bowed saz, zurna) subtly integrated with electronic treatments. ... more

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