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Farahser: Flatland


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As Farahser, Torontonians John Kameel Farah, a classically trained pianist, and drummer/producer Nick Fraser roam the frontier where improvised and notated music meet. It is well traveled territory these days, but on their eponymous release these sonic explorers find a borderland between memory and legend, imagination and investigation. Echoes of the Palestine of Farah's ancestors ripple through his spare, often interrupted modal melodies like the faded details of an antique photograph. Fraser's rustles and shivers emerge and recede with the suddenness and ephemerality of a déjà vu.


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