Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Don't Sleep

Good Don't Sleep

Egyptian Hip Hop

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 10 tracks £9.99
12" Vinyl Album 10 tracks £14.99
Download Album (flac) 10 tracks £7.90
Download Album (mp3) 10 tracks £7.90
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Don't Sleep

Vinyl Double LP includes CD album

Egyptian Hip Hop first emerged back in 2009 as four sparky 17-year-olds from Manchester with an uncanny knack for lush, scruffy melodies and raucous tales of guitar lessons from Johnny Marr. Their debut EP ‘Some Reptiles Grew Wings’, produced by Warp’s Hudson Mohawke, featured a clutch of delectably angular pop songs and affirmed their singular sense of rhythm.

Following an extended hiatus, during which lead singer Alexander Hewett spent time as a touring musician for Connan Mockasin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Egyptian Hip Hop return triumphant with their debut album on R&S Records. ‘GOOD DONT SLEEP’ is a promise kept and worth every shred of wondering. The self-conscious naivety of their early recordings has dissipated, making way for a mature musicality that is invigoratingly sensual. Dancing with summer pollen and possibility, Yoro Diallo and SYH hum with the polyrhythmic intensity of ‘Remain In Light’-era Talking Heads. Spiraling sideways like a honey-drunk bumblebee, Pearl Sound and One Eyed King take a detour into the eeriness of Silver Apples. On another plane, The White Falls traces a dream from its delicate distant stirring to full crystalline crescendo. The album’s crowning glory, however, is closer lltoise, a gossamer-spun composition that scales Tangerine Dream heights and evokes the sheer joy of waiting to fall.

Make no mistake: while ‘GOOD DONT SLEEP’ has a deep affinity with psychedelia, it steers a thrillingly new path toward pop. This long-awaited debut demonstrates Egyptian Hip Hop’s astute awareness of what has come before yet is wholly of the non-linear now. The band recorded the album with producer Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Darkstar) in Leeds and at legendary Welsh studio Bryn Derwen, where they recall the sound of the wind blowing the trees winding its way into the record.

Tracklisting

CD Album (RS1214CD)
  1. Egyptian Hip Hop - Tobago
  2. Egyptian Hip Hop - The White Falls
  3. Egyptian Hip Hop - Alalon
  4. Egyptian Hip Hop - Yoro Diallo
  5. Egyptian Hip Hop - Strange Vale
  6. Egyptian Hip Hop - Snake Lane West
  7. Egyptian Hip Hop - Pearl Sound
  8. Egyptian Hip Hop - SYH
  9. Egyptian Hip Hop - One Eyed King
  10. Egyptian Hip Hop - Iltoise
12" Vinyl Album (RS1214LP)
  1. Egyptian Hip Hop - Tobago
  2. Egyptian Hip Hop - The White Falls
  3. Egyptian Hip Hop - Alalon
  4. Egyptian Hip Hop - Yoro Diallo
  5. Egyptian Hip Hop - Strange Vale
  6. Egyptian Hip Hop - Snake Lane West
  7. Egyptian Hip Hop - Pearl Sound
  8. Egyptian Hip Hop - SYH
  9. Egyptian Hip Hop - One Eyed King
  10. Egyptian Hip Hop - Iltoise
Download Album (RS1214D)
  1. Egyptian Hip Hop - Tobago
  2. Egyptian Hip Hop - The White Falls
  3. Egyptian Hip Hop - Alalon
  4. Egyptian Hip Hop - Yoro Diallo
  5. Egyptian Hip Hop - Strange Vale
  6. Egyptian Hip Hop - Snake Lane West
  7. Egyptian Hip Hop - Pearl Sound
  8. Egyptian Hip Hop - SYH
  9. Egyptian Hip Hop - One Eyed King
  10. Egyptian Hip Hop - Iltoise

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Tobago £0.79
2 The White Falls £0.79
3 Alalon £0.79
4 Yoro Diallo £0.79
5 Strange Vale £0.79
6 Snake Lane West £0.79
7 Pearl Sound £0.79
8 SYH £0.79
9 One Eyed King £0.79
10 Iltoise £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (10 tracks) £7.90
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Tobago £0.79
2 The White Falls £0.79
3 Alalon £0.79
4 Yoro Diallo £0.79
5 Strange Vale £0.79
6 Snake Lane West £0.79
7 Pearl Sound £0.79
8 SYH £0.79
9 One Eyed King £0.79
10 Iltoise £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (10 tracks) £7.90
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section