Bil/BASMALA* – BASMALA
|B2||Hijaz Part One||3:08|
|B3||Hijaz Part Two||1:02|
|B4||Hijaz Part Three||4:13|
|B6||Off The Dribble||4:24|
- Published By – Urban Sufi Music
- Published By – SESAC
- Mixed At – Audio Documents
- Mastered At – Audio Documents
- Mixed By, Mastered By – Spectrum 13
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 27908 20047 8
Basmala is the debut album by the American World Music and Ambient Soul production Basmala, released in 2016 on Preservation Electronic Recordings. The album maintains a hip-hop base and ambient or minimal atmospheric sound, which is the unique signature of Basmala.
The album contains songs worked and released from 2012 to 2015 under Eastern Department, an earlier production venture featuring Hasan Atiq (MON): “Accurate”, “Just Us”, “The Griot” and “Off the dribble.” “The Mount,” “Day One” and “Method” provide a sneak preview into the core sound, visionary soul of Basmala, bridging the gap between experimental, electronic, hip-hop and instrumentals that “Chopa Sidi and “Warp Speed” stem from.
“Elastic” kicks off the album with strong lyrics by MON’s Hasan Atiq, who also doubles as the exclusive producer. “Hijaz” is notable and stays true to the words of Elmattic, ““(It’s) from some alternative reality where (Eric) Dolphy and (Charles) Mingus invented the MPC, and jazz never ended.”