dZihan & Kamien
Freaks & Icons

By Dave Stelfox

One of my favourite discoveries of recent years, Vienna's Couch Records have built a reputation around the small, but perfectly formed output of classically trained electronic maestros dZihan & Kamien.

Tranquil melodies combine with rhythmic Eastern-influenced percussion and exquisitely laid-back production for a double album which tours the opium dens and vibrant markets of the Streets Of Istanbul, drops into Homebase and spends some time with Just You & I before basking in the thermal grooves of Ocean Air and floating away on Spacewater.

Recorded in London, Vienna and Istanbul with a welter of highly respected session musicians, Freaks & Icons perfectly captures its cosmopolitan inspirations and will take you on a magic carpet ride through contemporary fusion at it very best. Breathtaking.
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