First out as a limited tape on Italian label Nil By Mouth, here comes the remastered CD version including one exclusive unreleased track.
Phoenicianism is an attempt to put on display the further identity crisis that many of the Lebanese face.
Whether its over there, or here in America the confusion reigns supreme.
Arab or Phoenician? Western or Eastern? Christian or Muslim?
Identity often dictates politics, but with the Lebanese that is not consistent.
Historically the only thing consistent is instability.
An instability creating frictions that slowly grind against one another until the only eastern answer is reached, violence.
Caught between Eastern values and Western luxuries.
This album attempts to reflect all of this, while mixing in the artists own personal experiences of living a life of dualism. Misbaha beads or “Worry” beads? Christ or Shams? Allah or Mawt?
Walk the edge of the boxcutters razor and make your offering.
1 Unstable By Nature I (There)
2 Unstable By Nature II (Here)
4 Checkpoint In Al-Qaa
5 Snobbery II
6 You Have Your Lebanon And I Have Mine
7 I Would Cut Off My Right Hand To Not Be Arab
Old Europa Cafe AVS