***(UnrockLP015-7) Bitter Balls – the second full length studio album from mostly Middle Eastern supergroup Karkhana, features members of Dwarfs Of East Agouza, „A“Trio, Konstrukt, Chicago Tentet, Land Of Kush among others – shows the ongoing incredible progression and artistic flow the group is currently working under. Four new fine tuned compositions of crystal clear and deep, dark, distorted unrock – electric and acoustic. The cross between old school- and contemporary oriental free-jazz sounds and western improve-prog. Ripe fruits of love and wisdom. Deluxe sleeve, limited edition one time pressing. Mastered for vinyl by Harris Newman, sleeve design wizardry extraordinaire by Mazen Kerbaj.
The ensemble: Sharif Sehnaoui : electric guitar / Sam Shalabi : electric guitar, oud / Michael Zerang : drums, percussion / Mazen Kerbaj : trumpet, electronics / Maurice Louca : organ / Tony Elieh : electric bass / Umut Caglar: zurna, guimbri, percussion.
The Deluxe edition comes with an exclusive 33rpm 7″ single and full color cover, and features a live version (part 1 & part 2) of the Tunesian traditional song “Sidi-Mansour”, which became a smash hit for german popsters Boney M. under the name “Ma Baker” back in 1977. Recorded at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, July 2019.