'Spirals' is a collection of raw electronic improvisations initiated in Essaouira late june 2019, while performing with Frànçois Atlas and Maâlem Saïd Boulhimas as part of a residency at l'Institut Français. Deeply moved by the intensity and intricacy of the traditional Gnawa ritual, also known as lila, and the shady mystics surrounding its existence, I tried to capture that special, stupendous energy with no other intention than archiving spontaneous sonic memories and pure sound impressions.
Produced & mixed by Sébastien Forrester
Vocals on 'Spiral Line' by Frànçois Marry
Vocals on 'Spiral Column' by Manar Fegrouch
Additional kora on 'Spiral Column' and 'Spiral Motion'
by Boubacar Cissokho
Additional kora on 'Spiral 34-52' by Yann Tambour
Mastered by Paulie Jean at Agit Prop Studio
Published by Kowtow Records
Distributed by Believe