Listen to the electric ‘Prelude For The Triumphant Man (Part II)التنّين – مقدّمة للرجل’ from the debut release of Beirut’s Two or The Dragon


Two or The Dragon is the Lebanese electro-acoustic noise duo of Abed Kobeissy and Ali Hout.

Founded in 2014 under the premise of exploring Arabic music’s ability to express industrial city scapes and the violence that has plagued the Arab world, the duo’s unique sound of processed Buzuq (levantine long-necked lute) and various hand percussions takes the sonic and visual day-to-day that is Beirut and reflects it hyper-realistically. On this piece, Prelude For The Triumphant Man (Part II) their sound possesses a really unique industrial Arabic funk that is simultaneously enticing and foreboding.

This incredible debut EP, on the excellent Nawa Recordings, is released to coincide with their first European tour, including an appearance at the UK’s Supersonic Festival. This is part 2 of a 17-minute long three-part work.

You can find it here.


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