Global star, Tamino has released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Sahar today via Djinn/Secretly Distribution. Born from Tamino’s Antwerp apartment and bolstered by collaborators including Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, producer/engineer PJ Maertens and drummer Ruben Vanhoutte, Sahar is a powerhouse sophomore effort that mixes Arabic folk and experimental indie rock with sweeping orchestral arrangements. Listen to the album now below.
On Sahar Tamino rearticulates the Arabic oud, the instrument of his grandfather Muharram Fouad, one of Egypt’s most celebrated singers and actors, into more a ‘typical’ indie rock instrumentation. The way it pairs with his smoldering voice creates a sonic landscape which is lush, layered and haunting. Sahar is where the romanticism and tragedy of Jeff Buckley meets a cosmopolitan, universalist aesthetic sensibility – an effortless mingling of European, American and Middle Eastern influences.
Tamino has just kicked off a mostly SOLD OUT North American tour making his first stop at Philadelphia’s Xponential Fest where he performed on the main stage opening for Patti Smith. His SOLD OUT European tour kicks off in November with multiple nights in Paris, London, Amsterdam and Brussels.