There’s an exciting new release from Nawa Recordings just around the corner. Comes June 2nd, Lebanese electro-acoustic noise duo Two or The Dragon will drop their debut EP Prelude for the Triumphant Man. Abed Kobeissy and Ali Hout formed the project in 2014 “under the premise of exploring Arabic music’s ability to express industrial city scapes and the violence that has plagued the Arab world”. As the press release describes, “the drilling and banging of post-war reconstruction and urban development, the incessant hum and vibration of electricity generators, private water pumps and gasoline motors, the cacophony of car horns in unpredictable traffic, all are represented alongside a wailing pseudo-political rallying cry in an unfathomable psuedo-Arabic tongue.”
Coiciding with the EP release, Two or The Dragon are returning to Europe for a string of dates, including a show at Supersonic Festival on June 18th and at London’s Cafe Oto on June 19th.
The pair have shared ‘Prelude for the Triumphant Man (Part II)’ as the first taste from the EP. Take a listen now.