On their new album “Bajascillator”, Bitchin Bajas pack cosmic music textures into compositions that manage to be both meditative and groovy. In Cairo’s Agouza district, the avant-garde musicians Maurice Louca, Alan Bishop, and Sam Shalabi happened to all live in the same apartment building.
After a few sessions together, they joined forces to form The Dwarfs of East Agouza. Since then, they have stood for fascinating and unpredictable trips through free jazz, kraut, Southeast Asian musical traditions, and Egyptian shaabi.
“…compared to previous full-lengths—like 2014’s 76-minute self-titled album and 2017’s 80-minute Bajas Fresh—Bajascillators is surprisingly compact. On each of the four tracks, Cooper Crain, Rob Frye, and Dan Quinlivan start with minimal loops, add concentric layers, and crest into multiphonic bliss.” — Pitchfork
Bitchin Bajas: The Dwarfs of East Agouza
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