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Raed Yassin // CW Tapes LP

Raed Yassin // CW Tapes LP

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Lebanese collage artistA record released by Read Yassin in 2019 on the Portuguese jungle label Discrepant.

A satirical record that collages political speeches, radio and TV news, jingles, pop music, and revolutionary songs from the 1980s when Lebanon's civil war was raging.DL link included.mastering isRashad Becker is in charge.

Below is a commentary by journalist Rayya Badran Beirut.

"In this 24-minute work, Yassin encapsulates the auditory and acoustic landscapes experienced by those who witnessed the war, and published it for the first time under its original name. The civil war that raged in Lebanon from 1975 to 1990 escalated. In the 1980s, with power outages and underground shelters, television and transistor radios were the only way people heard the news.

The audio material was collected by Yassin through regular visits to scattered and abandoned archives of militias, political parties, radio and television stations, and record stores throughout Lebanon. From over 300 hours of material, Yassin includes political speeches, radio and television commercials, news flashes and jingles, local 80s pop music, Japanese anime song dubbing, propaganda, resistance, revolutionary party songs, Ziad Rabani and more. I composed using various things such as fragments of the play of The sound source recorded on CW Tapes is equivalent to Proust's Madeleine if you remember the war and its immediate aftermath.Commercials, songs, and speeches collide and intertwine as if Yassin had plugged a radio tuner into his own mind, and the sounds rise and fall as if heard in a dream (or nightmare). Resonate with a deep and personal sonic terrain that resonates with hidden sonic memories.

Beyond its sonic versatility, what's most striking about this album is the meticulous attention to detail in the various recordings Yassin used, whether propaganda music, vocal patterns, or news jingles. paying attention.CW Tapes, for example, opens with Yassin's fascination with the various political and musical figures who appeared in the Lebanese media in the 1980s.In this cryptic introduction he mentions Batyr Gemayer, a right-wing Christian Falange official who was the founder and commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, a militia in the early years of the Lebanese civil war, who was elected president in 1982. (who was murdered in the XNUMXs), and Lebanese pop singer Sammy Clarke's frivolous, light-hearted pop songs illuminate the absurdity of war.An array of overlapping tones and textures, and a glossolalia of processed voices dwelling in the archaic techniques of the time, unfold.As the song progresses, the words become increasingly undecipherable, and in beautiful passages where Yassin separates sighs and breaths, as if to mark a wartime respite, another commercial or pop song is played at full volume. beThere are also occasional scenes of Yassin singing and whistling along with the song, which is a staple of Yassin's other music projects.In his relentless effort to mine and work with the sonic archives of Lebanon's recent past, the CW Tapes are perhaps Yassin's most personal work to date. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Discrepant releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL link.

"In this 24-minute composition, released here in its original name for the first time, Yassin encapsulates and condenses the aural and sonic landscapes experienced by those who bore witness to the war. In the 1980s, while the Lebanese Civil War, which ravaged the country between 1975 and 1990, was raging, television but particularly transistor radios were the only means through which people heard the news during interminable periods of power cuts or waiting in basement shelters.

The audio material was collected by Yassin on his regular trips to the dispersed and neglected archives of militias and political parties, radio and TV stations, and record shops across Lebanon. Built from over 300 hours of material, Yassin has woven together a composition using political speeches; radio and television commercials; news flashes and jingles; local 80s pop music; dubbed Japanese anime songs; propaganda, resistance, and revolutionary party songs; snippets from Ziad Rahbani plays and many more. The recordings in CW Tapes are the sonic equivalents of Proust's madeleines to any individual who was old enough to remember the war and its immediate aftermath; they effortlessly conjure the collective memory of children, teenagers and adults alike. Commercials, songs and speeches collide and intertwine as if Yassin had plugged a radio tuner into his mind, sounding out a deeply personal sonic terrain that echoes the hidden sonic memories of his contemporaries in which sounds ebb and flow as if they were heard in a dream ( or nightmare).

Beside the diversity of its sounds, what is most striking in this record is the minute attention to the musicality of the different recordings Yassin uses, whether they are propaganda pieces, vocal patterns or news jingles. What you hear in the beginning of the CW Tapes In this bewildering introduction, he highlights the absurdity of the war by lacing together a political speech given by Bachir Gemayel (a senior), for example, is Raed Yassin's fascination for the different political and musical figures that populated the Lebanese media landscape across the 1980s. member of the right-wing Christian Phalange party and the founder and commander of the Lebanese Forces militia during the early years of the Lebanese Civil War who was killed in 1982 when he was elected president) with a frivolous and upbeat pop song by Lebanese pop singer Sammy Clark whose tunes are heard at different moments in the piece. The composition unfurls an array of overlapping tonalities and textures as well as a glo Words become gradually indecipherable as the piece progresses, with a beautiful passage in which Yassin isolates sighs and breaths — as if to mark moments of respite during the war— until another commercial or We can also hear what has become a staple in Yassin's other musical projects, which is the sporadic inclusion of him singing or whistling over songs. In his continuous efforts to mine and work through the sonic archives of Lebanon's recent past, the CW Tapes is possibly Yassin's most personal output to date. "
--Rayya Badran Beirut January, 2019

Artist: Raed Yassin

Label: Discrepant

Lebanese collage artistA record released by Read Yassin in 2019 on the Portuguese jungle label Discrepant.

A satirical record that collages political speeches, radio and TV news, jingles, pop music, and revolutionary songs from the 1980s when Lebanon's civil war was raging.DL link included.mastering isRashad Becker is in charge.

Below is a commentary by journalist Rayya Badran Beirut.

"In this 24-minute work, Yassin encapsulates the auditory and acoustic landscapes experienced by those who witnessed the war, and published it for the first time under its original name. The civil war that raged in Lebanon from 1975 to 1990 escalated. In the 1980s, with power outages and underground shelters, television and transistor radios were the only way people heard the news.

The audio material was collected by Yassin through regular visits to scattered and abandoned archives of militias, political parties, radio and television stations, and record stores throughout Lebanon. From over 300 hours of material, Yassin includes political speeches, radio and television commercials, news flashes and jingles, local 80s pop music, Japanese anime song dubbing, propaganda, resistance, revolutionary party songs, Ziad Rabani and more. I composed using various things such as fragments of the play of The sound source recorded on CW Tapes is equivalent to Proust's Madeleine if you remember the war and its immediate aftermath.Commercials, songs, and speeches collide and intertwine as if Yassin had plugged a radio tuner into his own mind, and the sounds rise and fall as if heard in a dream (or nightmare). Resonate with a deep and personal sonic terrain that resonates with hidden sonic memories.

Beyond its sonic versatility, what's most striking about this album is the meticulous attention to detail in the various recordings Yassin used, whether propaganda music, vocal patterns, or news jingles. paying attention.CW Tapes, for example, opens with Yassin's fascination with the various political and musical figures who appeared in the Lebanese media in the 1980s.In this cryptic introduction he mentions Batyr Gemayer, a right-wing Christian Falange official who was the founder and commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, a militia in the early years of the Lebanese civil war, who was elected president in 1982. (who was murdered in the XNUMXs), and Lebanese pop singer Sammy Clarke's frivolous, light-hearted pop songs illuminate the absurdity of war.An array of overlapping tones and textures, and a glossolalia of processed voices dwelling in the archaic techniques of the time, unfold.As the song progresses, the words become increasingly undecipherable, and in beautiful passages where Yassin separates sighs and breaths, as if to mark a wartime respite, another commercial or pop song is played at full volume. beThere are also occasional scenes of Yassin singing and whistling along with the song, which is a staple of Yassin's other music projects.In his relentless effort to mine and work with the sonic archives of Lebanon's recent past, the CW Tapes are perhaps Yassin's most personal work to date. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Discrepant releases available at Tobira.

-------------------------------

Includes DL link.

"In this 24-minute composition, released here in its original name for the first time, Yassin encapsulates and condenses the aural and sonic landscapes experienced by those who bore witness to the war. In the 1980s, while the Lebanese Civil War, which ravaged the country between 1975 and 1990, was raging, television but particularly transistor radios were the only means through which people heard the news during interminable periods of power cuts or waiting in basement shelters.

The audio material was collected by Yassin on his regular trips to the dispersed and neglected archives of militias and political parties, radio and TV stations, and record shops across Lebanon. Built from over 300 hours of material, Yassin has woven together a composition using political speeches; radio and television commercials; news flashes and jingles; local 80s pop music; dubbed Japanese anime songs; propaganda, resistance, and revolutionary party songs; snippets from Ziad Rahbani plays and many more. The recordings in CW Tapes are the sonic equivalents of Proust's madeleines to any individual who was old enough to remember the war and its immediate aftermath; they effortlessly conjure the collective memory of children, teenagers and adults alike. Commercials, songs and speeches collide and intertwine as if Yassin had plugged a radio tuner into his mind, sounding out a deeply personal sonic terrain that echoes the hidden sonic memories of his contemporaries in which sounds ebb and flow as if they were heard in a dream ( or nightmare).

Beside the diversity of its sounds, what is most striking in this record is the minute attention to the musicality of the different recordings Yassin uses, whether they are propaganda pieces, vocal patterns or news jingles. What you hear in the beginning of the CW Tapes In this bewildering introduction, he highlights the absurdity of the war by lacing together a political speech given by Bachir Gemayel (a senior), for example, is Raed Yassin's fascination for the different political and musical figures that populated the Lebanese media landscape across the 1980s. member of the right-wing Christian Phalange party and the founder and commander of the Lebanese Forces militia during the early years of the Lebanese Civil War who was killed in 1982 when he was elected president) with a frivolous and upbeat pop song by Lebanese pop singer Sammy Clark whose tunes are heard at different moments in the piece. The composition unfurls an array of overlapping tonalities and textures as well as a glo Words become gradually indecipherable as the piece progresses, with a beautiful passage in which Yassin isolates sighs and breaths — as if to mark moments of respite during the war— until another commercial or We can also hear what has become a staple in Yassin's other musical projects, which is the sporadic inclusion of him singing or whistling over songs. In his continuous efforts to mine and work through the sonic archives of Lebanon's recent past, the CW Tapes is possibly Yassin's most personal output to date. "
--Rayya Badran Beirut January, 2019

Artist: Raed Yassin

Label: Discrepant