Sinkane’s Gettin’ Weird (Alive at Spacebomb Studios) out today, limited edition vinyl out February 7th
New York’s Sinkane—the project of Ahmed Gallab—today digitally release a new EP Gettin’ Weird (Alive at Spacebomb Studios). A vinyl release has also just been announced, due out on February 7, 2020, and available on a “1970” colorway, “1956” colorway, and black vinyl. The 1970 colorway and black vinyl editions are available to pre-order now from the Spacebomb Records online store, and the 1956 colorway is available exclusively at Rough Trade.
Gallab explains the significance of the vinyl colorways and their titles as they relate to the Sudanese flags:
1956: The year Sudan gained independence from Britain and Egypt
1970: Adopted after Gaafar Nimeiry’s coup, this flag (still the country’s official flag) is controversial and is based on the Arab Liberation Flag which is shared by Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Yemen that uses subsequent pan Arab colors in which green in less significant.
A quick follow-up to the critically acclaimed full-length album Dépaysé (City Slang), which the Sudanese-American musician described as “the story of an immigrant’s journey of self-discovery in the Trump era,” the new EP takes five songs from that album and one from 2014’s Mean Love (“How We Be”) and reimagines them with the help of the Spacebomb House Band: producers Cameron Ralston and Pinson Chanselle, with Matthew E. White as executive producer, and multi-instrumentalist and arranger Trey Pollard.
Gallab on the recording experience:
When I was approached to work with the Spacebomb family, I thought it would be a great opportunity to let my freak flag fly. I gave them my catalog and said, “Let’s get weird!” What came about was a re-approach to some Sinkane songs. We took what was there and turned it inside out. It got weird and it was a lot of fun!