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ALIEN 022CD ALIEN 022CD
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7/17/2000

"Originally slated for release as the flip side of a split CD/LP with Godspeed You Black Emperor entitled Aural Florida, this release just kept growing and growing. Now finally finished, the Shalabi Effect present their debut with a staggering 131 minutes psychedelic blow out. On this debut double CD somewhere in the vicinity of 40 instruments have made their way onto the recording. It is very difficult to describe Shalabi Effect, because the sound is varied and changing so frequently, but we can definitely trace influences of AMM, Organum, and Pink Floyd, and psychedelic music. In terms of psych, we are talking about the brand perfected by the likes of Acid Mothers Temple, No Neck Blues Band and Ghost, as well as more pioneering projects such as Amon Duul, Popul Vuh, and the Taj Mahal Travellers. Anthony Seck, Sam Shalabi, Alexandre St.Onge, and Will Eizlini are joined by various guests, including members of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Strawberry, filling in on violin, vocals, Tibetan bowls and sax. Together they blend middle eastern influenced folk with spacey electronics and really beautiful trippy guitars. The overall experience is incredible; sounds and styles change drastically and seamlessly, bringing you to a new place with each new movement."