Tuesday, 9 June 2009


Ilyas Ahmed published last month his new LP, Goner, which is supposed to be his second proper distributed album after lots of CDRs, a double CD compilation and his first album last year. If you read the little information about him that is online, what everybody agrees about is that it would remind you of Six Organs of Admittance, and probably they are right.
He was born in Pakistan but has been living in the USA for most part of his life, recording the majority of his first songs while isolated in a farm in the middle of nowhere. If you have his nationality in mind you could probably distinguish some middle east influences in his compositions, arrangements and the instruments he uses in the songs, mainly acoustic landscapes that he usually completes with his not so exciting voice which is palpable once you reach the last song of the record, Exit Twilight, sung by Grouper and definitely the best song on the album.

Ilyas Ahmed - Exit Twilight.mp3


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