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Oum Shatt

Oum Shatt is a loose collective founded in 2013 by Jonas Poppe. Contributors include, among others, Kreuzberg renaissance man Chris Imler (Golden Showers, Die Türen, Jens Friebe, etc.), as well as Hannes Lehmann (previously Mina, Contriva) and Jörg Wolschina. The album was recorded by Norman Nitzsche (in Butterama Recording Center) und partially mixed by Tad Klimp (Fenster). Like the single, the album eschews popular genres and creates its own style using purified rock'n'roll, discreetly interwoven Arabic harmonies and hypnotic rhythms from various, partially self-crafted, percussive eleme ...read more

Oum Shatt is a loose collective founded in 2013 by Jonas Poppe. Contributors include, among others, Kreuzberg renaissance man Chris Imler (Golden Showers, Die Türen, Jens Friebe, etc.), as well as Hannes Lehmann (previously Mina, Contriva) and Jörg Wolschina. The album was recorded by Norman Nitzsche (in Butterama Recording Center) und partially mixed by Tad Klimp (Fenster). Like the single, the album eschews popular genres and creates its own style using purified rock'n'roll, discreetly interwoven Arabic harmonies and hypnotic rhythms from various, partially self-crafted, percussive elements. Oum Shatt's debut is an analog, geometric dance-construct; in arrangement modern and transparent, but evocative of a past that had never existed. There are references to 70's Turkish psychedelic music ('Gold to Straw', 'Ya Ya Ya'), American surf ('Bangladesh'), but also borrowings from new wave ('Trains, Trains'), early electronic music or film soundtracks. Jonas Poppe's deep voice, choirs and odd samples, as well as the (occasionally modified) Phrygian scale, on which most of the songs are based, occasionally give the album a mystical sound, that often stretches out towards the end of the song like a spiral, while seeming simultaneously to thicken. Lyrically Oum Shatt connect love and politics, sex and crisis, massacre and escape, and hope and dilemma to a rather gloomy picture, paired with laconic humour under the surface. The album is released on 27th May 2016 on Snowhite. « hide

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Oum Shatt
2016

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