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Houeida Hedfi

Fleuves de l'Ame

Phantasy Sound

Released: 19th November 2021

DINKED 2LP£24.99Out of Stock


Crystal blue 2LP
Gatefold sleeve
Signed & numbered 300 x 300mm art print
Limited pressing of 500

‘Fleuves de l' me’ is the debut album of Paris-based Tunisan artist Houeida Hedfi, produced with Olof Dreijer of The Knife/Oni Ayhun. Originally a percussionist, ‘Fleuves de l' me’, is an elegant marriage of traditional folk music and contemporary sound design drawing references from Hedfi's drumming expertise and the textures of Tunisian music alongside a startlingly broad array of global genres. This desire for melody was not a purely artistic pursuit. It also represented a search for healing following Hedfi's experiences during the 2011 uprisings in Tunisia which sparked the Arab Spring. During composition it was essential to Hedfi that the songs contained the quarter tones characteristic of Arabic music. Each track is named for a different river, referencing both the safety found in the sound of water and the sinuous drama of each composition, which often starts peacefully, before evolving to encompass drama and tension, conflict and resolution.