King Records (Japan) 1979
SKS(H)・62 (LP) w/booklet.
sleeve : VG+ (a lot of small spots.)
media : NM-/EX+(some slightly surface noises, still fine.)
A field recording album released by King Records in 1979. It was recorded in Dubai by Sakiko Koike, a cabin attendant of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, who had produced "The World's Huge Airports" the previous year. It is a very interesting way to experience Islamic culture through natural sounds. The sounds of Dubai airport, the aeroplane cabin, the border area with Oman, the Sahara desert, the mosque, and other environmental sounds are mixed with electronic sounds, like a music concrete. In addition to the environmental sounds, there is also music that can be heard in the city, such as wedding music and the song of the Lebanese diva Fairuz, which gives a very interesting insight into Islamic culture through natural sounds. This is a very rare type of field recording. Highly recommended for avant-garde piece.A2: Arabian Morning