This is an anti-nostalgic work, attempting to deconstruct already existing electronic subgenres: I don’t want to restrict myself to any specific subgenre or sound. While working on this album, I challenged myself to distort, tweak, or alter all the sounds that I came across or occurred to me, whether from my music memory or music I’ve listened to. The main purpose of this EP is to break free from time (trendy sounds, things I’m currently listening to) and place (characteristic electronic music of a certain geographic location), unlike my previous work, which was more personal. I don’t adopt this anti-nostalgic approach only in music, but also in other fields: I don’t like random quotations by famous people, using big names as a reference for one’s own ideas, and the constant need for validation from historical or acclaimed figures. This doesn’t mean all ideas need to be uprooted or ground-breaking, but rather I want to process everything I take in and produce something of my own, instead of reproducing what’s already been done. To sum it up, any idea, sound or thing can be changed and developed, and doesn’t have to remain stuck at a certain point in time.
released April 15, 2018
Abadir — Clattered Tell
Written & produced by Rami Abadir
Recorded June — December 2017 (Cairo)
Mastered by Vortex Count
Design by Daniel Glaser / kounterpart