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Akher Zapheer – Arba3 Sneen اخر زفير – أربع سنين

Akher Zapheer just release a video for “Arba3 Sneen”, one of the tracks on their debut album “Converse Culture”:

You might remember my review of their first single, “Akhero Lahen Hazeen“, where I was particularly touched by how Ammani everything was. This video does not have as many familiar scenes, but that makes you appreciate the music so much more.

What I enjoy about this particular track is that it isn’t so polished. There’s a seething intensity quietly boiling by pain so naked and personal. All this is exacerbated by beautiful dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.

“Arba3 Sneen” is a great sampler from “Converse Culture”, an album that is an excavation of loneliness, melancholy, and desperation. You can hear the tracks of the album on Akher Zapheer’s YouTube page.

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  1. Rami Mansour

    Thank you so much Roba for keeping me updated with the latest in alternative Arabic / Jordanian music. I remember the first time I heard Akhero Lahen Hazeen, I was amazed by this new voice.

    This track is amazing and they are sounding lots like Muse in this track.

    Have a great 2013 ahead!

  2. I’m happy you enjoy the pop culture, Rami :) Happy New Year to you too my friend :)

  3. Ghaliah Fakhoury

    Roba, it’s always a joy to read your blog posts, you’re always on point with your thoughts & a person can almost always relate. I agree with you on Akher Zapheer’s posts, particularly Akherto Lahen Hazeen, listening to it takes me to the streets of Amman, which always gives me a sense of comfortness. Because although I’m living in California, I feel that I am in Jordan within seconds of listening and I no longer feel the distance. As for Arba3 Sneen, I loved it & loved the video, much different than their previous one, but all in all it was beautiful. Akher Zapheer gave a whole new meaning to Arabic Alternative music, I wasn’t too familiar with this genre until I listened to their music, they instantly captured my heart & ears. lol
    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

  4. how can we download akher zafeer songs!

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