Sunday, August 31, 2008

Album: The Abbasi Brothers - Something Like Nostalgia

Band: The Abbasi Brothers
Album: Something Like Nostalgia
Label: Dynamophone
Year: 2008

01.Stacey's Day Parade
03.Something Like Nostalgia
04.Camera Flashes Blue
05.The Way Of The Wanderer
06.Dreams Of A Graffiti Artist
07.The Social Evening (In 1992)
09.A Long Weekend
10.In A Field
11.Playtime In Spacetime
12.Approaching The End
13.Fragments Of Memories As A Child
15.Clouds Are Sleeping

In June, Listening Post asked readers to submit their favorite artists to listen to while entering dreamland. There's a new candidate in town, and its name is The Abbasi Brothers. Like Harold Budd, Angelo Badalamenti and Erik Satie, Yousuf and Amman Abbasi specialize in soundtracking inner space with an eye toward finding the immanent transcendent in everyday life.

More simply, they make music you that you can seriously chill to.

The Berkeley-based duo's debut effort Something Like Nostalgia, out July 21 from Dynamaphone, is aptly named: Its airy compositions sounds like they've leapt fully formed out of Twin Peaks or 4AD's back catalog. They differ in that the Abbasi Bros often first formulate their songs using math, before letting them organically evolve into soundscapes. But just because Yousuf was a math major doesn't mean they make math rock.

"The complex theorems and properties of math I learned do not enter our music the way you are thinking," Yousuf explains. "It's simpler than that."


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