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PRAED
Artist
Lebanon
Influences: Middle Eastern , North African
Genres: psychedelic shaabi
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PRAED Japantour 2019 PRAED Japan Tour 2019, our 5th, with concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe. We are presenting the new album "Doomsday Survival Kit" out on Akuphone as CD and Vinyl! https://akuphone.com/catalog/1pRd1timEEwy#content webpage in Japanese: http://www.paed.ch/praed/jp.html https://www.facebook.com/tours/894809630882251 11th of September at the Yellow Vision in Tokyo, Japan 12th of September at the Knuttel House in Tokyo, Japan 13th of September at the Velvet Sun in Tokyo, Japan 14th of September at the Jazz Art Sengawa Festival in Tokyo, Japan 15th of September at the Bonobo in Tokyo, Japan 16th of September at the Spazio Rita in Nagoya, Japan 17th of September at the Take Five in Osaka, Japan 18th of September at the Big Apple in Kobe, Japan 19th of September at the Environment 0g in Osaka, Japan 20th of September at the Forestlimit in Tokyo, Japan tbc. more
PRAED in STUBNITZ June 2019! PRAED in STUBNITZ June 2019! Double Raed with "the head" intro and extract from "Doomsday Survival Kit" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1L96hNH110 more
On the Verge of Trance Akuphone presents « Doomsday Survival Kit », PRAED ’s fourth album. This is the ultimate kit to prepare calmly for the sixth extinction! The Lebanese duo delivers a raging interpretation of the chaabi – popular Arabic music – using synthesizers, drum Machines, samples and other devices. The result is hypnotic and psychedelic, on the verge of trance. The clarinet of Paed Conca and the soaring lyricism of Raed Yassin sound like distant calls for help emerging from a world that is falling apart and slipping away. The record itself is enhanced by its sleeve – designed by the Lebanese artist Raphaëlle Macaron – printed in 5 Pantone colors making it as explosive as the music.   get the album here: more
Make no mistake Doomsday Survival Kit is an assault on the senses Swiss/ Lebanese duo Praed aren’t interested in building things slowly and developing their music over time on their fourth album. Not at all. They’re all about the bombast, they’d rather drop you midway, or perhaps mid frenzy into electronic maelstrom of electronic beats, electrics and clarinet. Their sound is heightened, psychedelic chaabi (Arabic popular music), electrified, relentless – these hyper energized slabs of breathless energy. By Bob Baker Fish on January 20, 2019 see the full article here:   more
egyptian beats for the global apocalypse   Egyptian Beats for the Global Apocalypse By Peter Holslin Listening to the album can feel like being spun in circles: you don’t know whether to surrender to the vortex, or get out while you still can. It’s evocative of the kind of intensity and tension that pulses daily through globalized megacities like Cairo, where massive population growth and urbanization, economic uncertainty and political repression manifest in ways big and small. “The album is a reflection of our contemporary world,” Conca explains in an email. “Wherever you look, it feels like we are heading into the apocalypse very soon, whether economically, politically, or environmentally speaking. There is a limitation of movement and freedom, a difference in possibilities depending on where you’re from.” read the full article here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/egyptian-beats-for-the-global-apocalypse more
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About: PRAED(Paed Conca and Raed Yassin)
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About: PRAED doomsday survival kit CD/LP
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About: PRAED fabrication of silver dreams CD/LP
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About: PRAED made in Japan CD
Photo by: PRAED
About: PRAED(Raed Yassin and Paed Conca)
ABOUT
Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics. In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.

The band consists of two regular members:

Raed Yassin playing keyboards, laptop, electronics and vocals; and

Paed Conca on clarinet, electric bass and electronics

booking: please contact us here! paedconca@lorraine.ch, raedyassinstudio@gmail.com