Yousuf and Amman Abbasi create "sound-scenes" that immediately fill the void left by your daily mundane routines with an intricate, dreamy, and nostalgic sound. Closing my eyes I can’t help but see moving images of nostalgic events that took place somewhere in another life. This is the music for the waving hands on the platform of a leaving train; music for the hopeless bolts through endless cornfields; music for the fallen tears on a park bench erstwhile drenched in rain. The fifteen scenes split into tracks defy the genre classification. Yet the album, two years in the making, clings tightly to the nomination as the modern classical soundtrack of my life. I could also see the Abbasi Brothers fighting for my Best of 2008 list, when the time comes [something I felt from the very first track]. Something Like Nostalgia is scheduled for a release the summer of ’08 worldwide. Highly recommended if you like Skyphone, Deaf Center, Elegi, Marsen Jules, and of course, Clint Mansell. Every track is a gem. HEADPHONE COMMUTE
It won't be available to the public until July, but we're just too excited about this album to wait until then to tell you about it. The brotherly Berkeley duo of Amman and Yousuf meld seemingly every aspect of
the spectrum of gorgeous epic instrumental music. Covering every base, including ambient swells, bedroom electronica skitters, post-rock crescendos, and starry melodic gutiars that bend and shimmer like the moonlight on your pillow.