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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    inside out print on thick paper, six-side Digipac folder.
    incl. poster Booklet with photos, poems & translations

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tamas via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 500 
    Purchasable with gift card

      €14.90 EUR


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes pdf with translations of the arabic poems sung by Abdelghani Elmassaoudi.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €8.90 EUR  or more


Mood 03:31
Root 03:54
Concept 04:39
Scene I 03:55
Nostalgia I 04:40
Beirut 06:16
Contrast 03:34
Scene II 05:12
Damascus 04:08
Scene II 04:11
Circle 07:17


Tamas is a free improvised project, initiated and organized by Joss Turnbull and Pablo Giw. It took place during 10 days of 2010, with musicians from Germany, Marocco and Syria. In studio-recordings, rehearsals, and concerts the musicians worked and improvised with arabic poetry, field recordings and improvisational concepts.

The lyrical material spoken and sung by Abdelghani Elmassaoudi includes classical arabic and pre-islamic poems. The field recordings of two journeys to Lebanon and Syria in 2009 and 2010 were part of the concerts and studio sessions.

Abdelghani Elmassaoudi - vocals
Joss Turnbull - field recordings, percussion
Mohamad Fityan - nay, kawala
Pablo Giw - trumpet, cornetto
Matthias Kurth - electric guitar


released April 24, 2015

Daniel Orejuela Flores
on 21 May 2010 at Barnes Crossing, Cologne (tracks 3, 8, 11, 12)
on 27 May 2010 at Hansahaus Studio, Bonn (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 14)

Daniel Orejuela Flores (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11)
murtey (tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12)

Leopold Waidosch

Lori Yapoudjian (cover)
Mike Turnbull, murtey, Dorina Köbele-Milaş (poster)

Lucia Tollens

//poetry translations
Salah Eddin Maraqa

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