Two years on from the release of Mo7it Al-Mo7it, Montreal based audio-visual performance collective Jerusalem In My Heart have announced its follow-up, If He Dies, If If If If If If.
The project’s mastermind, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, has been busy lending a hand on production and engineering duties for incredible artists like Matana Roberts, Mashrou’ Leila, Ought and Eric Chenaux, not to mention the recent collaborative album with Canadian outfit Suuns.
Currently a duo, with fellow Montreal artist Charles-André Coderre on visual duties, Jerusalem In My Heart conceived and recorded the upcoming If He Dies, If If If If If If in their homes of Montréal and Beirut.
The album sees Moumneh “exploring new deconstructions and juxtapositions of both traditional and popular Arab musical currents”, as the press release describes, “with an album that oscillates between powerfully emotive vocal tunes and instrumental works that primarily make use of Radwan’s expressive acoustic playing on buzuk as a point of departure.”
If He Dies, If If If If If If arrives on September 4th via Constellation Records. To whet our appetite, Jerusalem In My Heart have shared a video featuring stunning new music. Here it is.