We hear about sonic journeys all the time. Usually, the artist in question means that the song starts quietly and then gets louder towards the end. That’s not a sonic journey; it’s just a basic knowledge of volume control. Under The Knife is a sonic journey, and one that you should check out immediately.
To begin with, anything that reminds me of Bat For Lashes will always hook me in, but more than that, there is so much more going on here. Maybe, it is because, like Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan, Qaddoumi has feet in two sonic worlds, like her, both the east and west, the Orient and occident, and she uses these sonic threads to build a slow-burning, ever-evolving track which runs from the ethereal to the robust, the ambient to the anthemic, the delicate to the driven, the beautiful to the bombastic.
Under The Knife is like little that you have heard before.