New Music of the Day – CLXV: Cake and Butter – Zahed Sultan

16716206_1325839324129381_3813628011047815733_oZahed Sultan is a multimedia artist from Kuwait and here his platform is a slow, brooding alt-rock musical vehicle through which to channel his observations and thoughts. As this slow, heady and hypnotic meanders through the consciousness of the listener it weaves an abstract, social commentary on daughters being ‘buttered up’ for potential suitors to uphold archaic family tradition.

It is a wonderful splicing of western rootsy rock made over via some fine electronic detail and more sensually eastern sensibilities but more than that it is music which discusses important social issues, even if it does it fairly guardedly and with only a few notable exceptions it has been a while since modern music did that.

 

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