Invisible Hands – The Big Minute LP (Abduction)

***On a cold wednesday morning, out of the sudden, the long awaited third album from Cairo’s proudest sons and daughters came to stock.



Abduction 2023, Years in the making amidst multiple other projects, the 3rd album by The Invisible Hands has finally seen the light of day. In 2014, just after releasing their second album Teslam, The Invisible Hands met to begin recording their third album. But there was a problem: Alan Bishop had dozens of new songs to record and a slow motion reality bi-product of this dilemma was that one new album became several new albums. Three of those were released under Bishop’s Alvarius B. moniker (With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven) in November of 2017. Although that triple LP featured many additional musicians, it was essentially part of a grander Invisible Hands project which began morphing into several new directions. Between October of 2014 and January of 2020, nearly 100 songs were recorded by various forms of the group. Many tracks have remained unreleased or unfinished. Final post-production was completed on The Big Minute in late 2022 and it features the premier studio versions of several original songs and most of the covers from the band’s live repertoire (including Dirty Angels by Ennio MorriconeWatchin’ You by Brainticket, and Black Orchid by Sun City Girls). Now, almost 9 years after the release of their 2nd album, Teslam, you can finally listen to the official third album from the only folk-psychedelic-rock band to ever hail from Egypt. (Limited edition LP release of 500 copies with insert text and photos)


  • Mustafa Murkos, Cairo, January 2023


Track List:



Kids on Bikes


Dirty Angels


Blind The Eye Of The Sun



Black Orchid

Cantaloupe Brain

Watchin’ You

Nobody’s Home

Livin’ Man

Satan’s Acid Party




  1. The 3rd album from the only folk-psychedelic-rock band to ever hail from Egypt.
  2. Recorded in Cairo by Adham Zidan
  3. Features covers of Morricone, Brainticket, and Sun City Girls plus original tracks
  4. Limited to 500 vinyl copies with insert of text and photos