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OUT NOW: Land Of Kush <i>Sand Enigma</i>
8 Nov 2019

OUT NOW: Land Of Kush Sand Enigma

Order Sand Enigma now on 2x180gLP, CD, or digitally here.

Today we celebrate the official release of Sand Enigma, the brilliantly genre-bending new album from Land Of Kush. The Guardian has named Sand Enigma its Contemporary Album of the Month, celebrating the record’s ability to fuse disparate musical ideas into a singularly evocative, dynamic whole and praising Land Of Kush as bandleader Sam Shalabi’s most ambitious project to date – which, if you’re familiar with Shalabi’s past work, is no small feat.

“Never fails to defy expectations… a truly enthralling musical picture.”
The Arts Desk – Disk of the Day ★★★★

Contemporary Album of the Month
The Guardian ★★★★

“Western and Middle-Eastern instrumentation coalesce here in a stylistic mosaic traversing free-jazz, noise abstraction, psychedelic rock and traditional Arabic idioms, whilst vocalist Nadah El Shazly imbues the tableau with dreamlike qualities, her voice alternatiating between incantory balm and ululating assault… Land Of Kush employ intense juxtapositions of beauty and bombast as mediums of recall, contemplating both temporal and spiritual elements to realize a truer evocation of people and place.”
Record Collector




Deluxe double 180gram LP pressed at Optimal (Germany) comes in a wide-spine jacket printed on heavy uncoated 24pt/450gsm paperboard with the inside of the jacket finished in black ink and the 2 vinyl LPs housed in audiophile polylined black paper dust sleeves. The 2x180gLP edition includes a pair of full colour 12”x24” pull-out art inserts featuring photography by Hicham Chadly (Nashazphone) and Frédéric Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête), printed on uncoated140M archival paper. Includes digital download card.

CD comes in a custom mini-gatefold jacket printed on uncoated paperboard with an an inner dust sleeve for the disc. Artwork by Hicham Chadly (Nashazphone).

Land Of Kush tour dates

30 Jun 2021 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival (SOLD OUT)
8 Nov 2019

OUT NOW: Land Of Kush Sand Enigma

Order Sand Enigma now on 2x180gLP, CD, or digitally here.

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