An out-of-control free music explosion from the NYC trio: oscillating electronics, Sufi chants, and drums going off like firecrackers inside an empty oil drum.
This is a companion album to Evicted In The Morning (released back in Ferbruary), but whereas that previous collaboration was all “limpid synth explorations and skittery rhythmic accompaniment” (The Guardian) or “like casting light onto crystal” (Electronic Sound), Looking Through Us is the previous sound inverted: senses overloaded as sound is layered upon sound, like someone amplifying multiple arcade machines and staging a soundclash with a mosque. The stellar track titles give some sense of the music that lies within: “Claustrociety”, “Lo-Tech Mystic”, “Dimension Disintegration”. Second track “Amoo Sam” features guest saxophone from Patrick Shiroishi. Arriving accompanied by a tripped-out live performance video (contaning none of the music from either release), this is a total head-shredder from start to finish, the possibilities of where they go next truly endless.
Saint Abdullah consists of Tehran-born brothers Mohammad and Mehdi Mehrabani-Yeganeh, who have been exploring a diverse palette of sounds over their releases to date, including collaborations with Eomac and Model Home. They’ve released music on labels including Other People, Important, Room40 and Planet Mu.
Jason Nazary is a drummer and composer from Atlanta and based in Brooklyn. Fascinated by the intersection of acoustic and electronic music, Jason has been a force in New York's creative music scene for over a decade. As well as his own solo work he also co-leads a number of ensembles, among them the dystopian electro noise duo Clebs with singer Emilie Weibel, and until recently Anteloper (International Anthem), an improvising modular beat shredding duo with the much-missed Jaimie Branch.