Imprints

by Bahla (UK)

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    Gearbox Records Presents: Valve Mastered Sevens

    Side A: Imprints
    Side B: Pierogi

    Mastered by Gearbox Records
    Mixed & Recorded by Alex Killpartrick

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    Album cover design by Adriana Jaroslavsky
    Front cover photo by Warren Richardson - www.warrenrichardson.com

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about

Imprints is a collection of 8 songs inspired by different stories of identity, migration and displacement. The music is home to many different influences ranging from Radiohead to Polar Bear and Shai Maestro, but has kept Jewish folk traditions at its core. Music and culture are joined at the hip and particularly in the current climate, Bahla have been driven to show that it is not only possible for different cultures to meet peacefully, but these moments of collaboration can lead to something new and exciting. Across the album, a distinctive palette is underset by a bold and dynamic rhythm section, while radiant vocals – echoing the modal form of Jewish prayer music – rise and fall over searching, delicate melodies on keys and guitar.

Formed by Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi and English guitarist Tal Janes while studying together in London, their meeting un-earthed a sound world of Jewish folk melodies hidden in their memories from childhood, albeit in two different corners of the world. They curiously began researching and learning about the wide spread geography and history of the music, ranging from North-African rhythms, liturgical melodies and yiddish art songs from Russia. Bahla was born to bring their findings to life.

'A truly unique and beautiful record' Line of Best Fit

'Arrestingly different' - MOJO

"Such a delightful mix of influences coming together!" - ESKA

credits

released December 8, 2017

Ines Loubet - Voice
Tal Janes - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Joseph Costi - Fender Rhodes, Wurlizter, Piano
Andrea Di Biase - Double Bass
Ben Brown - Drums & Percussion

Recorded at Fieldgate Studios 16-18 December 2016
Recorded & Mixed by Alex Killpartrick
Mastered by Shawn Joseph, Optimum Mastering
Tracks 1,2 & 7 arranged by Joseph Costi & Tal Janes
Tracks 3,4,5,6 & 8 composed by Joseph Costi & Tal Janes
Photo Cover by Warren Richardson ( www.warrenrichardson.com )
Album design by Adriana Jaroslavsky

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Bahla (UK) London, UK

London based 5 piece making cinematic jazz entangled with Jewish folklore.

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Track Name: Imprints
You can't see me, through ink and walls
Well found earth, I'll find you again.

Travel lightly, my home weighs no more than I do
I'm lost without words, aman aman aman

There's a silence between our moonlit eyes
Waves outweigh me, my hands are tied.

Past-tense, wrap around me tight,
Past-tense, wrap around me tight.

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