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Habibi Funk 005: The Electronic Tapes

by Ahmed Malek & Flako

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welloranger Love it. The journey, the chaos, the essence and clarity within,
the sound
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Ryan Sarno These huge, cinematic compositions from Malek recall the best synth moments of Wish You Were Here, or Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack. Flako's presentation is excellent; each brief track is totally focused, and the sparse titles let the music speak for itself. Favorite track: Tape 12 Track 1.
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JoronJoron The weirder, experimental side of Ahmed Malek with early synth explorations with traditional Algerian tones carefully reassembled by Flako. An excellent release. Favorite track: Tape 3 Track 4.
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miler97487 Great electronic and ambient music from this Algerian musician who also scored films. These are a collection of cassettes that were edited and touched up by Flako, German-based producer and musician to make them sound like full pieces and not unfinished demos. Occasional use of oud and local music styles occasionally show up which I really enjoyed. Plus I noticed a sample from French electronic musician Zanov and his 1976 album Green Ray near the end of the album. Amazing stuff!
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jmcq87 Some very experimental and some quite catchy tracks.
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In the early 1980s, Ahmed Malek was already in his 50s, when he discovered synthesizers and electronic music for himself and started to experiment with sounds. None of it was ever released but we got a huge box of master tapes from his family and we're happy to present this different side of Ahmed Malek's music. It was compiled and co-produced by Flako, a fan of early electronic and synth music. This is not a remix album though, Flako's aim was to create an album out of 2 hours of material that sounds like it might have if Mr. Malek would have finished it himself before of his death. Fully approved by the artists family.

في بداية الثمانينات، أحمد مالك في خمسيناته اكتشف الموسيقى الإلكترونية و بدأ بتجربتها في أغانيه. هذه الأغاني لم تعرف الجمهور بعد، و قد حصلنا على مجموعة منها من طرف عائلته، و نحن جد سعيدين بتقديمها و تقديم هذا الوجه الجديد من موسيقى أحمد مالك. لقد تم إعدادها و ساهم في إنتاجها المنتج الألماني " فلاكو "، المولع بالموسيقي الالكترونية و ال synth.
هذا ليس البوم رميكس، فقد سعي " فلاكو " لانتاج البوم مدته ساعتين، مكون من اغاني شبيهة بما كانت سوف تكون عليه أغاني أحمد مالك لو أنتجها بنفسه قبل مماته.
الألبوم بموافقة تامة من عائلة الفقيد.


released February 24, 2017

Composed & Produced by Ahmed Malek
Editing, Additional Composition and Production by Flako
Illustration by Kutmah
Layout Simone Cihlar
Tape transfer and mastering by Roskow Kretschmann


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