GUESS WHAT - Al Khawarizmi[LP]

GUESS WHAT - Al Khawarizmi

GUESS WHAT - Al Khawarizmi[LP]

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Year 2015
Format Vinyle LP / 12" / 30cm


LP 12" (BLACK) 140gr. VINYL 33rpm
Originally released in 2015 by their label CATAPULTE.


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"Cosmo-Psychedelico-Mystery duo Guess What return with their 3rd album! After Yuri Gagarin and the imaginary Giallo films, it’s now about Al-Khawarizmi, an astronomer from the 8th Century who invented Algebra and studied the Solar system. The London/France-based duet explored Middle-Eastern harmonies and rhythms, staying true to their love for 60’s and 70’s grooves, yet introducing a new, more modern touch with a parsimonious use of drum sequences, samples and various synthesizers. From the heavy belly-dancy beats of the title track “Al-Khawarizmi” to the fragile sounds of the trumpet-melodica lead in “Sun and Moon”, Guess What are drawing the musical portrait of a man who lived a distant and fascinating era. Not only did they take inspiration from strict Arabic Folk and Pop, but also from Persian, Indo-Pakistani, North-African heritages, which somehow all link to the history and culture that result from Al-Khawarizmi’s time." (MadameMacario)




Algebric Side
A1 - Introduction: Baghdad In 780
A2 - Al-Khwarizmi
A3 - Completing The Square
A4 - Zero Is The Magic Number
A5 - The House Of Wisdom

Astronomic Side
B1 - Kitab Surat Al-Ard
B2 - Dance Of The 5 Planets
B3 - Astrolabe
B4 - Al-Jabr
B5 - Sun And Moon


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