The eleven-track "sonic autobiography" is due out in January.
Spanning minimal techno, Middle Eastern percussion and rave tracks, the NYC artist, real name Selwa Abd, describes Middle Ouest as a "sonic autobiography."
"It's the first body of work that realistically depicts my identity," she adds. "It's a statement towards all the people who tried to put me into a box. I'm not a box but a genre-less ocean. I don't make genres, I just make music I feel [like] making in the moment."
Abd is a Morocco-born, NYC-based artist known for her peculiar blends of Middle Eastern percussion and abstract techno. This next LP marks her second release on Optimo Music, following the Heat EP earlier this year.
Listen to clips over at Forced Exposure.
01. Middle Ouest
02. Amazon Snake Charming
03. Gaza Border Violence
07. La Rave
08. Ach Briti
09. Don't Have Babies
10. Faith Game
Optimo Music will release Middle Ouest on January 17th, 2020.