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Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Dont Sleep Album Review


Classed as genre defying after the release of their Hudson Mohawke produced 2009 E.P 'Some Reptiles Grew Wings', the Manchester four piece seemed to have drifted away from each other since then, with lead singer Alex Hewett combining with Conan Mockasin and Charlotte Gainsbourg and the band offering little sign of any new material, until now.

Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Dont Sleep Album Review

The sudden release of the single 'SYH' in August 2012 was shortly followed by an announcement for the autumn release of debut album 'Good Dont Sleep'. 'SYH' opens with a synthesised bass line occupying the seemingly effortless groove that was ever present on their original E.P. Cymbals click around the moog like synths that join the mix whilst wailing vocals echo sensually; it is clear that Egyptian Hip Hop have pushed their sound in a different direction over the past three years and, if the single is anything to judge by, we're in for an intriguing experience.

Opening track 'Tobago' begins with the same three notes that loop throughout, providing a base for intricate guitar parts and reverb laden vocals to drift smoothly, seemingly carelessly on top, yet you also get the sense that the part of each instrument has been perfectly crafted to compliment the rest of the mix. Tracks like 'Alalon' and 'Strange Vale' are highly synthesiser orientated with dreamy chords and gentle drones floating underneath, similar to the electronic vibes of 'Washed Out' or 'Toro Y Moi'.

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