Animamundi LP

The Spy From Cairo

€ 24,90
  • 1. Animamundi
  • 2. Beautiful Baraka
  • 3. Cosmic Pasha
  • 4. Criminal
  • 5. Divination
  • 6. Extraterrestre
  • 7. Hamsa Shuffle
  • 8. Mizmirized
  • 9. Seeds Of Culture
  • 10. Y Wuldani

The Spy from Cairo (aka Moreno 'Zeb' Visini) returns with his 5th studio album on Wonderwheel Recordings: 'Animamundi' features some special collaborations from his travels & live shows from over the past few years. The album reflects the move from his home in NYC to his mother’s home in a quiet village in Italy to take care of her in her older age.

The Spy from Cairo delivers a diverse progression of his iconic “Arabadub” sound, with the help of collaborators like Andalucian vocalist Carmen Estevez, Mexican vocalist Mambe Rodriguez on the heavy hitting “Criminal,” Egyptian vocalist Adii Small on “Beautiful Baraka,” and former touring band member, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Fatima Gozlan from Hungary. The music can vary from heavy deep electronic synths and live eastern instrumentation with Zeb playing oud, saz, chiftelli, bass, percussion, and other instruments, all along giving it his signature dub mixing style.

The songs take inspiration from a wide range of musical traditions and cultures, including Turkish (on “Cosmic Pasha,” “Qanun in Dub” – using the qanun, an instrument popular across the Middle East, with a sound between the European harp and a dulcimer – and “Black Sea,” which utilises a typical Dabke melody), Egyptian (“Mizmirized,” sampling riffs from a mizmar), Indian (“Seeds of Culture), and Sufi (“Divination,” a devotional composition), fusing these reference points with healthy doses of cumbia, funk, reggae, psychedelic, and dub.

Original 2022 pressing is still sealed

  • Condition: Mint (Vinyl) / Mint (Cover)
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