New Album by Rahim AlHaj

02007-11-02 | Music | 2 comments

Home Again

Rahim AlHaj – Home Again is now available in the ListeningLounge.
Barrett Martin’s label Fast Horse Recordings is releasing the CD, which should be in stores on the 13th.
Rahim will perform in Albuquerque and Santa Fe this month to celebrate the release of the new album.

Oud Solo & Oud with Baghdad ensemble (with Jon Gagan on contrabass)
November 16 @ GIG Performance Space in Santa Fe
November 17 @ Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque

Allow me to draw your attention to the song “Iraqi Lullaby”, which I find very beautiful and moving. I first heard the song when Rahim performed it at GIG a few months ago.
Soundcheck at GIG


  1. Boris

    That’s an amazing album! I spent most of last night listening to it. The music transports me to the east and far beyond. Is this some breathing I can hear there in parts?! So great that you added Rahim to your Lounge. Thanks.

  2. ottmar

    Boris: Yes, it is a wonderful album. I imagine you do hear breathing. That is something we could not hear when artists were recording analog. The tape-hiss covered up all of that… I have been practicing mouth-breathing when I record. Strange at first, but I am getting used to it and it is a little more quiet…


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