Badawi - Clones & False Prophets
The latest chapter in the Myth of Badawi, which now spans 8 years and 5 albums, but anyone who has listened to Badawi’s music knows that it reaches far beyond its years. Like the heritage of its creator, Raz Mesinai, the Badawi saga bridges continents, musical styles and spiritual faiths into something active and sublime.
Clones and False Prophets is easily the most varied and dynamic Badawi release. There are elements of all four previous albums but also some differences. Perhaps most significant is that on Clones… Raz utilizes his increasing connection to NYC’s downtown improvisational music scene based around the nightclub Tonic by drafting the following masters into his sonic army: Marc Ribot, Ben Perowsky, Doug Wieselman, Shahzad Ismaily & Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman.