Jerusalem In My Heart
 
Daqa’iq Tudaiq


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Today we are thrilled to celebrate the official release of Daqa’iq Tudaiq, the third full-length album from Montréal-Beirut duo Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH). Combining traditional Arabic musical stylings with modern electronics, Daqa’iq Tudaiq is a remarkably powerful and innovative work, described by New Internationalist as a “complex, yet lush, accumulation of language and sonic textures designed to transcend the limits of language and communicate at a level that is direct and unhindered,” and “beautiful, beguiling [and] astonishing” by A Closer Listen.

Featuring voice, electronics, buzuk and other instrumentation from composer-producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Matana Roberts, Suuns, BIG|BRAVE) and complemented by the 16mm analog film work of Charles-André Coderre in live performance, JIMH continues to expand the horizons of its profound conceptual and aesthetic engagement with Arabic/Middle-Eastern traditions. Daqa’iq Tudaiq translates as “minutes that bother/oppress/harass” – which presumably needs no further explanation – and features two distinct album sides of music.

Charles-André Coderre, whose innovative 16mm film techniques frame JIMH’s entire visual identity, crafted Daqa’iq Tudaiq‘s album art by sourcing archival photos from the Arab Image Foundation, which have been re-photographed and subjected to experimental chemical treatments of Coderre’s own invention.

Daqa’iq Tudaiq is a masterful, mesmerizing artistic statement and confirms Jerusalem In My Heart as one of the most engaged and forward-looking groups at work in avant-garde Middle Eastern music today. Thanks for listening.
 



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Deluxe 180gram vinyl pressing from Optimal (Germany) comes in a heavyweight 24pt jacket with black polylined audiophile dust sleeve, 12″x24″ art print poster, 12″x12″ art/credit insert, 12″x12″ art/poem insert and 320kbps MP3 download card.
 
 

CD comes in a 20pt mini-gatefold jacket printed on 100% recycled CCNB with matte UV varnish and a black inner dust sleeve for the disc.
 



 

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