[ARTIST] Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy
[TRACK] Zyaj زياج
[ALBUM] Whities 023 (The Act of Falling from the 8th Floor)
Carl Gari are a trio of German musicians made up of Jonas Yamer, Till Funke and Jonas Friedlich. Abdullah Miniawy is an Egyptian musician and poet, currently based in France.
[The Act of Falling from the 8th Floor is a] meditative and provoking listen focused around the poem in ‘B’aj بعاج’ that forms the lyrical centrepiece of the record. In this song Abdullah is the protagonist, jumping from the 8th floor of a building in Cairo. While falling he describes a unique scene happening on every balcony, painting a dark picture of Egyptian society.
The EP was mixed, arranged and produced by Carl Gari members Jonas Yamer and Till Funke, providing a melancholic backbone for Abdullah’s lyrics and melodies.