· 180g vinyl
JAUBI continue the Nafs journey, which commenced with the single “Satanic Nafs” (featuring the remix by legendary LA producers The Gaslamp Killer & Mophono) released in March 2021. Now JAUBI draw on the elements of North Indian classical music, Hip-Hop and modal/spiritual jazz in their debut LP entitled “Nafs At Peace”.
The journey officially began back in April 2019 when London’s multi- instrumentalist and 22a Record label boss Ed “Tenderlonious” Cawthorne and Polish pianist/composer Marek “Latarnik” Pędziwiatr of EABS/Błoto, visited the group to record in Lahore.
Together they channelled their personal struggles at that time into the two recording sessions allowing the musicians to find a spiritual path through this musical purge.
Nothing whatsoever was written down during the recording sessions - no sheet music and no song titles, which allowed the six musicians to forget about their worldly issues.
In many ways, the journey represents a struggle and an expression of gratitude and an acknowledgement that the musician's inspiration comes from a higher power. The album cover portrays the mother of JAUBI’s bandleader, tearfully praying to God to get her son through that dark period of... more
releases May 28, 2021
All songs composed by Ali Riaz Baqar except for 'Mosty' composed by Marek Pędziwiatr
Ali Riaz Baqar - Guitar
Zohaib Hassan Khan - Sarangi
Qammar 'Vicky' Abbas - Drums
Kashif Ali Dhani - Tabla, Vocals
Tenderlonious - Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Latarnik - Fender Rhodes Mark II, Grand Piano, Yamaha PSR-550,
Korg MS-20, Moog Voyager, Hohner Clavinet Pianet Duo
The Vox Humana Chamber Choir - Vocals on 'Seek Refuge'
Recorded at Riot Studios in Lahore, Pakistan in April 2019 (A2, A3, A4, B1, B2) and Newtone Studios in Oslo, Norway in August 2019 (A1, B3)
Session Engineers: André Viervoll (Newtone Studios) annd Farhad Humayun (Riot Studios)
Mix: Rhys Downing
Mastering: Paweł Bartnik
Executive Producer: Łukasz Wojciechowski
A&R: Łukasz Wojciechowski, Sebastian Jóźwiak & Oliver Reeves
Photography: Ali Riaz Baqar, Uzma Rao, Sebastian Jóźwiak
Graphic design: Animisiewasz
Calligraphy: İlkay Kanar
© 2021 Jaubi
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