Room for a bit more Omar Souleyman in your life? Of course there is. The Syrian wedding singer turned international hipster firebrand has a new album Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts, and if you head over to Altered Zones you can download the frankly bonkers ‘Haram’ for nowt. If you hadn’t guessed by the title of the album it is taken form, it’s recorded live though you cannot actually tell the difference – much of his music sounds like it has been recorded live in a tent with sand getting in to all of the equipment, even his studio remix of Bjork.
Grab the music here. It’s actually making me head-bang. Or perhaps I am having a fit.