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1 Breathe mp3
2 Low mp3
3 Hibino Tsune mp3
4 Crossroads mp3
5 Abuzeek mp3
6 Pull Me Out mp3
7 Song And Dance mp3
How is it now?
New album "Abuzeek" sees Farida's Cafe return to the fundamentals,
reduced to their spectral essence, no-nonsense elegance.
The warm-hearted simplicity of "Abuzeek" sees the four-piece
asks the question of what Farida's Cafe is, and can be. It dispenses with
guest appearances and enlists stripped down production courtesy of Andre.
Take the lead single, "low": minimal instrumentation mixed in
"Abuzeek" is also Farida's most personal album to date, with
Rei addressing every day concerns closer to home rather than "the
bigger picture". This, and uncluttered instrumentation and makes
for arguably Farida's most accessible album to date. The production is
sparse enough to allow the listener to eavesdrop on the idiosyncrasies
of Rei's muse.
"Abuzeek" also sees Farida's step into startling new sonic territory.
The blistering instrumental title track sounds like Physical Graffiti-era
Led Zeppelin taking on a James Bond theme if John Barry had been raised
a Sahara nomad. And with the unashamedly AM pop of album closer "Song
and Dance", Farida's just penned the soundtrack to your summer.
David Hickey (Metropolis)
September 4th @ Shimokitazawa Garage.