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All Rites Reversed

by Khamsa Khala

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Bahrat 04:23
Kitab Sirat 04:25
Gopt 03:08
Suq 03:33
Auliya 03:06
Jannah 03:32
Athnan 02:49
Todra Ghost 00:58
Sayeeda 01:47


Don Poe traveled to Morocco after learning Arabic. While camping in the Sahara, a Berber tribe drummed and sang in his tent. The nomadic women did something he hadn't seen anywhere else in Morocco - they removed their veils briefly so they could ululate, the high pitched call done by wiggling the tongue side to side. The recordings that were made of this nomadic tribe, as well as other location recordings made throughout Egypt and Morocco, were manipulated into the warped songs on this CD.

Neville Harson's obsession with Morocco was initially inspired by people like Genesis P-Orridge and Paul Bowles. He was amazed when he discovered the psychoacoustic properties of the Gnawa trance music and from there branched out into listening to other Berber and Arabic music. He has spent considerable time in the deserts of the American west, but dream of someday seeing the Sahara. Playing this music with Don on instruments he brought back from Morocco brings Neville a little closer to realizing that dream.

Khamsa Khala has multiple goals: First conceived as a musical outlet for the creative energies that consume both members, the sound has evolved to the point of obsession. Other albums are in the works, from an album of minimal drone and slow sounds, to a radically different album of propulsive Krautrock-inspired rhythmic songs. One genre does not have to be adhered to, allowing the band to reinvent themselves with every recording session. As the concept of Tabula Rasa allows for a clean start, the Arabic meaning of Khamsa Khala is five empty spaces - allowing the band freedom to explore new sounds continually.


released June 1, 2012


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Khamsa Khala Boulder, Colorado

We are an ethno-industrial musical project that combines our love of mid-eastern music and culture with experimental recording methods & deep sound manipulation. We create music that is organic, visceral and real. It embraces the vibrant people, culture & relationships in the mid-east. Electronic devices are used in addition to authentic middle-eastern instruments and location recordings ... more

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