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El Resplandor: The Shining In Dubai
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CD

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SR 324CD SR 324CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/25/2011

Nettle is a band project led by DJ Rupture. For this album, Nettle imagined a remake of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining set in a luxury hotel in Dubai, U.A.E. El Resplandor: The Shining In Dubai is their soundtrack for that nonexistent film. Cello, violin, guembri, guitar, and voice combine with digital processing to create a complex sound-world whose acoustic and electronic elements are in intimate dialog. Produced and arranged by Rupture, El Resplandor offers vivid, haunting pieces that draw on the band's various backgrounds in North African folksong, experimental electronics, contemporary classical, and free improvisation. The album features photographs by acclaimed Emirati artist Lamya Gargash, who was the U.A.E.'s featured artist for the 2009 Venice Biennale, and liner notes by architecture writer Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG). Nettle began as DJ Rupture's duo with Moroccan violinist Abdelhak Rahal and has since evolved into a five-piece. They have performed at Spain's Sónar festival, Rome's Maxxi Museum of 21st Century Art, and at Morocco's Cinematheque de Tanger, and have toured the UK and Belgium with Nass El Ghiwane. Nettle's work foregrounds issues of friction, translation, and displacement as necessary counter-narratives to the standard paradigms of "cross-cultural exchange" and metaphors of mixing or hybridity.