Hell yeah what a fantastic music mix! Don't try to describe this music, just listen to it and you'll love it or not. Very diversified tracks with an oriental touch. Sometimes some kind of exotic jazz with a portion of rock, sometimes reversed. These are some really fresh tunes for your unwashed and unprepared ears. Enjoy it!
With two tracks and an incandescent E.P., the six musicians from Phoenician Drive have crossed all borders to create a transcontinental rock. Indeed, since 2015, the group from Brussels has been weaving its melodies on the edge of Asia and Europe, on the border of the Balkans and the Middle East (Okay Temiz, Erkan Oğur, Erkin Koray). With high expectations, the group persists by releasing its first album, at the crossroads of continents. Recorded in the Studio Koko by the insatiable John Roo (La Jungle, It It Anita), this record indulges in the psychedelic pleasures (Amon Düül II, Os Mutantes) and the joy of motorik rhythms (Can, NEU!, Faust, Cluster). Soaked in darbuka, edged with oud and distortion effusions, the compositions are here travelling in first class, far from formatted highways and traffic jams. At full speed, Phoenician Drive runs on krautrock with a loaded trunk. Flamenco, oriental grooves, jazz and Balkan vibrations pile up next to a suitcase full of crazy soundtracks as echoes to the library music traditions (Sandro Brugnolini, Alessandro Alessandroni). Between recollection of a fantasy past and prospect of an exciting future, Phoenician Drive’s music makes light of the timeline’s norms in order to create eight vivace and striking tracks which are timeless and totally unclassifiable. A one of a kind performance.
At the crossroads of Middle Eastern, North-African and Mediterranean musical traditions and psychedelic rock, Phoenician
Drive is a six piece band born in Brussels' cultural maelstrom. Making drums and fuzzy guitars meet with oud and Eastern percussions ....more