« An astonishing album. A record of deliberate bombast and raw emotion, quivers of weakness meeting the polar opposite of pure power. A set of death-robed electronics and spacious electroacoustic elements combine with the haunting calls of spoken and sung Arabic. » – Fluid Radio
« Brave, heartfelt and hugely imaginative in equal measure. » – Freq
« As global turmoil continues to rise, Jerusalem In My Heart‘s music grows even more relevant. » – A Closer Listen
« Here traditional Arabic sounds are fused with field recordings and modern electronica. The album is a response to the dramatic events in Lebanon and as such mirrors the country’s torment; it’s coruscating, an important listen. » – The Quietus
Lebanese-Canadian producer/musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh + filmmaker Erin Weisgerber. An evolving effort to forge a modern experimental Arabic music wed to hand-made visuals using analog 16mm film at site-specific screen installations. JIMH has been a live audio-visual happening since 2005 and a recording project since 2013.
One of the most renowned and uncompromising entities working in 21st century avant-garde Arab-Levantine art and music, Jerusalem In My Heart presents a new album of vital and haunting electronics and electroacoustics, framed by founder and producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh’s spoken and sung Arabic, buzuk-playing and sound design.
Qalaq is the most distilled, variegated and finely wrought Jerusalem In My Heart album to date – featuring a different guest/collaborator on every track, yet as cohesive, emotionally resonant, sonically adventurous and narratively powerful as any release in JIMH’s celebrated discography. Guests across the album’s 13 tracks include Moor Mother, Tim Hecker, Lucrecia Dalt, Greg Fox, Beirut, Alanis Obomsawin, Rabih Beaini and many more.
01 Abyad Barraq (w/ Greg Fox)
02 Sa’at (w/ Alexei Perry Cox)
04 Tanto (w/ Lucrecia Dalt)
05 ‘Ana Lisan Wahad (w/ Farida Amadou & Pierre-Guy Blanchard)
06 Qalaq 1 (w/ Alanis Obomsawin & Diana Combo)
07 Qalaq 2 (w/ Roger Tellier-Craig)
08 Qalaq 3 (w/ Moor Mother)
09 Qalaq 4 (w/ Rabih Beaini)
10 Qalaq 5 (w/ Oiseaux-Tempête)
11 Qalaq 6 (w/ VÍZ [Réka Csiszér])
12 Qalaq 7 (w/ Tim Hecker)
13 Qalaq 9 (w/ Mayss, Mazen Kerbaj, Sharif Sehnaoui & Raed Yassin)