Sterrenplaten: Saint Abdullah ‘Mixtape’

In this week’s Sterrenplaten we’ve got a very special guest visit, from Saint Abdullah. The Iranian brothers Moh and Mehdi Mehrabani-Yeganeh, whom we discovered through the stellar records ‘Stars Have Eyes‘ (Purple Tape Pedigree) and ‘Ta Tash‘ (Boomarm Nation) will present a unique piece consisting of sound recordings recorded over the past 18 months. “Mostly on the iPhone X, and sometimes using a half-decent plug-in mic. We’re working on our fourth album right now and spent some time going through the files. And so we decided, in a very light hearted way, to share 13 with you. ”

“The majority of these sounds are from day-to-day life in New York. They’re not intended to be spectacular, but really to represent the unspectacular; the circumstances that present sound or stories that you can’t help but capture, as you go about your day. You can either get drowned out by the noise this city relentlessly presents, or tune in, and capture it in all its diversity.

While the focus is life in New York, we start and end with two pieces from our travels this past summer. The first is a recording from playing a fence in a park in Berlin this past July, watching the spectacular bloody moon. We end with a 10 minute recording from the Zadar (Croatia) sea organ, hole 1. This is an organ that’s built on the promenade next to the sea in Zadar, that is “played” by the waves of the sea. Constant improvisation at the will of the waves.”

Sterrenplaten is thrilled to air the piece on Radio Scorpio this Friday.

🗓 Friday December 7
🕡 9 pm – 10:30 pm CET
📻 Sterrenplaten (Radio Scorpio, 106FM – www.radioscorpio.be)

In case you missed last week’s show – with new releases by Ben LaMar Gay, Karkhana & Nadah El Shazly, Earl Sweatshirt and Andrzej Nowak – catch up via the streamlink below.

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