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ARTIST
TITLE
Nemesis
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
RPTD 035LP RPTD 035LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/1/2021

Calamita is an instrumental power-rock trio composed of Lebanese musicians Sharif Sehnaoui (electric guitar) and Tony Elieh (electric bass) and Italian drummer Davide Zolli. One of the initiators of legendary Lebanese experimental festival Irtijal, Sehnaoui is famous for his numerous improv projects, including "A" Trio, BAO, and Wormholes. A founding member of Lebanese indie rock band Scrambled Eggs, Elieh is one of the most prominent musicians from Beirut's rock scene, and currently a member of various projects including Karkhana and Electric Wormholes. Drummer Zolli is a member of famed Italian psychedelic rock collective Squadra Omega. Calamita released its eponymous first album in 2018, and followed it up with a large-scale European tour the following year. The trio's tour was punctuated by a high-octane performance in Beirut's iconic venue Metro al-Madina, with a number of guests that included experimental French guitarist Jean-Marc Montera. Calamita's album Nemesis consists of tracks that were constructed and played during the 2018 tour -- the music went through a lengthy editing and mixing process during the early months of the pandemic, before reaching its current, abrasive state. Recorded and mixed by Fadi Tabbal, mastered by Harris Newman of Grey Market Mastering fame, and packaged in a superb sleeve courtesy of Studio Safar's head of design Hatem Imam.