Ayshay – WARN-U

Album information:


Artist: Ayshay
Album: WARN-U
Type: Extended-play (EP)
Release date: 26 November 2011
Label: Tri Angle
Format:

  • CD, unknown edition (Tri Angle, 2011))
  • Vinyl, unknown edition (Tri Angle, 2011)
  • Digital download (Tri Angle, 2011)

 

Recommendation: ✂ (“WARN-U”)


WARN-U is the debut EP from Fatima Al-Qadiri (released under the moniker Ayshay, a Kuwaiti musician who composes music that reinterprets Islamic worship music in the context of electronic music. While not even tangentially related to the vaporwave scene, Fatima Al-Qadiri received not a little bit of attention on image boards and early vaporwave discussion threads due to timeliness of her releases and perceived similarities to vaporwave production. WARN-U was released in September 2011, right when the first-wave of vaporwave characterized by releases from INTERNET CLUB, Vektroid, and 骨架的 was reaching a fever pitch. Additionally, Warn-U was exclusively constructed by pitch-/tempo-shifting Al-Qadiri’s vocals with no other instrumentation, resulting in a milieu not far removed from Oneohtrix Point Never’s Replica or Vektroid’s Shader via the Sacred Tapestry project. The first three tracks are Al-Qadiri’s original productions, with the final track being a “megamix” of the whole EP featuring 808 drums by the duo Nguzgunguzu.

 

Tracklist


1. Warn-U – (2:48)
2. Shaytan – (4:50)
3. Jemsheed – (2:33)
4. Warn-U [Nguzunguzu Megamix] – (12:09)


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