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Qawwali Quatsch

by Scott Monteith

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Ghazal 1 05:03
Ghazal 2 03:57
Ghazal 3 04:24
Ghazal 4 04:42
Ghazal 5 04:24
Ghazal 6 02:54
Ghazal 7 05:10


Canadian producer Scott Monteith, aka Deadbeat, touches on the traditional music of qawwali on this first album under his own name. Featuring a mere eight tracks, Qawwali Quatsch features transcendental sounds combined with hypnotic violins and voices by long-time friend and collaborator Sophie Trudeau of the acclaimed band Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

This absorbing concept came about after Monteith - best known for his dub techno escapades - attended a festival that featured music from India and Pakistan. The performance of Ali Kahn and his qawwali party, as qawwali bands are appropriately known, particularly struck a chord.

The resulting music - which the artist admits is just a humble experiment galaxies away from the real power of the source material that inspired it - resulted in a sympathetically infused album that ably captures the spirit of the revelatory, life changing music that is qawwali, and an entry quite unlike any other in his now vast catalog.


released November 7, 2016

Mastered by MarcoAntonio Spaventi.
Published by Field Records.


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