Our name is
just a joke with words concerning my nickname and the one of Filippo we tried
to reproduce the name of some groups of
the sixties using an Arab key. As I said it’s a joke and we had much fun doing
Which are the musical experiences of group’s
members and when did you start to play together?
We were three
when we started to play in 2010 soon after we begun to grow in number and now
we are seven with a quite open line-up. Most of the members of the group ,
including myself come from a punk/hard core scene. I have to say that I learned
a lot from that kind of musical experience.
What’s your personal meaning of making music?
group has probably different ones. I feel it like a pleasure and a way to be in
connection with other people in a deeper
mood, but also a reason to live linking experiences together.
Who are your musical and non-musical heroes?
Fela Kuti, Hendrix and thousands more. Sincerely I don’t know about the non-musical ones…..
You consider your music style psychedelic and ethnic but someone also evocated krautrock and free-jazz do you agree with it?
Yes in a
way I am close to all these musical
genres, but considering our cosmic researches , as a group ,we feel very close to
You were associated with groups like Squadra Omega, La Piramide di Sangue or to
some of the expressions of Jooklo, do you feel like being part of a re-birth of
Italian oblique music? Are there any other groups you feel related to ?
We all know
each other since long, we know very well Jooklo that I consider one of the best
groups around. In Zaire
in another group ,you didn’t mention, doing fantastic live music….
Do you consider yourself as heirs of ethnical
groups of the 70ies/80ties like Aktuala, N.A.D.M.A., Futuro Antico or Zeit?
the musical sphere I can’t say anything about it, I have such a consideration for these groups
that I always feel like having the opportunity
to learn a lot from their music. Recently I came in contact with some members of these groups and I
feel very near to their musical approach
and to their mental freedom.
Does the existence of Black Sweat label depend on the production of Al Doum records or does it have its independent
self-produced the records of my groups , so also the first record of Al Doum
& the Faryds was self-produced, from that point I found that pressing new
records was fun and I started to produce records of other musicians following
my personal tastes. I mainly re-printed records from the past like the first
one of eden
ahbez, that has always been one of my all time preferred records.
Do you think that the sound of Al Doum &
the Faryds has changed from your first album of 2011?
Yes I think
that it definitively changed and I think it will keep on changing in the
future, I think I will continue to play only what I like………………..
How do you compose your music?
start from a jam or an idea and all the rest comes automatically, I have to say
that at present our music has become more organized, in a way it has a jazz
structure with a mainstream theme and its solos.
Which one of your works you find more
prefer “Positive Force” , but personally I often
listen to “ Cosmic Love”.
The covers of your records are very nice and
well finished. Is this a strategy to intrigue the listener or simply an
I am very
fond of cover graphics , and I think they are very important in order to
complete the artistic expression adding visual contents to the musical ones. We are not influential strategists…
Your live concerts are quite frequent ( I counted
25 of them in 2014) does it depend on your contacts or do you have an
external support ?
No we don’t
have someone supporting us ,we do all ourselves through a net of friends who
are also playing and with whom we exchange contacts. We like very much playing
and so we try to do it the more we can, I would like to play a lot more, mainly
Sometimes during your exhibitions you wear Middle-eastern
costumes does this mean you feel like forerunners of an electric sound that
didn’t yet come out from those lands?
beyond our aesthetics, we simply use rhythms and musical scales coming from
other cultures in our music.
How much improvisation can be found in your
, sometimes we play totally improvising, sometimes we play something
remembering a structured pieces. Every time we decide following
different reasons …..
Which is the country that acclaimed more your
know exactly, I ‘m not sure the success of a concert depends on geographical
situations . I think the most important thing is the spirit of people taking
part to the event.
Would you like to play in some Middle-eastern or African country?
it would be nice and stimulating.
Talking of this did you ever play with Middle-eastern
or African musicians?
No we didn’t.
Blacksweat produced a live LP of Embryo ,which is your relationship with them
and what do you like of their way of being musicians?
organized one of their concerts sometimes ago and I often relate with Christian
Burchard. I have to say their spirit is truly incredible they always play with
the same passion of an adolescent. You can feel that they are only interested
Normally at this point interviews end with
questions about future projects, instead I ask you about what you wanted to
realize and you weren’t able to.
I would like to live all together , but
probably this is an utopia.