Guitar player Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect) and cartoonists Billy Mavreas (The Overlords Of Glee) penned together this incredible pastiche of grandiloquent progressive rock, complete with intersidereal themes, and melodic lines…
Individual copy of the album by Balai Mécanique, from the Montréal Free 4CD boxset.
Individual copy of the album by ’Gypt Gore, from the Montréal Free 4CD boxset.
Individual copy of the album by Po, from the Montréal Free 4CD boxset.
Sam Shalabi brought an unsuspected mood to the night, using mostly electronics. Philémon’s use of an amplified metal box, added to A_dontigny’s distorted CD skipping and Érick Dorion’s signature audiomulch…
Sam Shalabi is a central node in Montréal’s free improv scene. One cannot count the many projects he is a part of. He is best known as a founding member of Shalabi Effect, who have recorded 2 albums on Alien8 Recordings which have earned the band extremely good response from critics and music enthusiasts alike. Apart from Shalabi Effect, he is also part of a number of bands, among which Detention, Molasses, Balai Mécanique, Po, ’Gypt Gore, and a trio with David Kristian and Alexandre St-Onge. He is also known for three solo albums, Luteness (Squint Fucker Press, deleted), On Haschisch (Alien8), and of course Osama, his investigation of arabophobia in a "post-9-11 world". His style ranges from freeform psychedelic rock to the most oddball abstract performance. Although mostly known as a guitarist, the highly versatile Shalabi also performs on oud and a variety of other instruments.
bio@shalabi_sagenerated in Montréal by litk 0.600 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Development & maintenance: DIM.