January 25, 2021
Infusing the trance-like rhythms with cosmic synthesizers and dub elements.
Electric Jalaba are releasing their third album, titled El Hal / The Feeling, via Strut this March.
El Hal / The Feeling was improvised in their south London studio, with the band layering traditional gnaway rhythms with spaced-out synthesizers, mbalax dance percussion, and dub elements.
Electric Jalaba features gnawa player Simo Lagnawi, drummer Dave De Rose, producer / bassist Olly Keen, producer / player Henry Keen, multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Keen, and singer / multi-instrumentalist Barnaby Keen.
It marks Electric Jalaba’s third album, following the release of Merhaba in 2015.
Pre-order El Hal / The Feeling here in advance of its 19th March release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. Tora Tora
2. Cubaili Ba
3. Agia Hausa