While the pantheon of “world music” may seem daunting to some Western listeners at a glance, one of the coolest things about the style is that you can write and record it anywhere, and with anyone. And there’s no exception when it comes to Austin trio Atlas Maior, whose progressive-jazz-leaning and Eastern-incorporative sound have earned them listeners across the globe.
Having only released their debut LP Riptide in 2019, these Studio 1A veterans just dropped the first of two singles made in collaboration with Pakistani vocalist Ali Pervez Mehdi, and while you’ll have to wait til mid-October for the latter offering, you can enjoy “Nazuk” (and its corresponding music video) anytime you like.
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