Reviews that mention Ayan Asfour

December 3, 2021

Maurice Louca

The Luck Hour
Sub Rosa/Northern Spy NS143

Despite the proliferation of dictatorships, repression and confusion in the so-called Arab world, pockets of inclusive creativity exist. It’s confirmed on this CD bringing improvisers from Lebanon, Germany and Egypt to interpret the compositions and arrangements of Egyptian guitarist Maurice Louca, a member of Dwarves of East Agouza. Considering the six tracks draw on minimalist drone, psychedelic folk and expansive improv mixed with Arabic tinges, more nationalist and fundamentalist groups may put the sounds under a Taliban-like fatwa. MORE