I’ve written a lot of songs that haven’t made it on to an album for one reason or another. Sometimes I’ll go back to old hard drives and listen to see if I can revive one or two. I thought it would be fun to share some of these songs with you. Some are (still) unfinished, don’t have lyrics. Some you’ll recognize as demo versions. A couple are totally finished but haven't seen the light of day (until now). I’m releasing this stuff because I think it’ll help me connect with you all more. You’re seeing how the sausage gets made. The imperfections, blips, wonky bits. Warts and all. There’s more where this came from. And maybe I’ll share more in the future. In the meantime enjoy these records, available to download on Bandcamp. Pay what you want for them. Or nothing at all!
Thank you all for your continued support.
released April 9, 2020
All music performed by Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab unless otherwise noted
1. Ambient Weeks Pt. 2 - unreleased
2. Totally Hot But Pretty Awesome - from ST
Additional vocals: Mark Himmel
3. Kurdufan - unreleased
Vibraphone: Roberto Carlos Lange
4. Deadweight Pt. 2 - unreleased
Female vocals: Kathryn Fink
Saxophone: Elliot Bergman
Trumpet: Justin Walter
8. Deadweight (Mars Version) - unreleased
Bass: John Paul Frank
Drums: Jason “jaytram” Trammell
9. Moon Blues - unreleased
10. Autobahn - from Color Voice
Flute: Tim Maurer
Additional drums: Mark Himmel
All songs recorded & mixed by Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab
Except: Deadweight (Mars Version), Deadweight Pt. 2 recorded & mixed by Albert DiFiore at Rumpus Room (Brooklyn, NY) / Autobahn: Recorded & Mixed by Mark Himmel in his house (Columbus, OH) / Totally Hot by Pretty Awesome: recorded & mixed by Jon Fintel at Relay Recordings (Columbus, OH)
I‘m a metalhead (so i do not know much about this genre), but as i heard ‚pelota‘ on the radio, i Instantly fell in love with the sound.
If one does need to calm down these times, this is highly recommended! Hagensson