Ammani singer, songwriter, producer, and co-founder of acoustic-electric collective Garaseen, Idreesi, closed out the end of 2020 with the release of his second EP Bsbanat, expanding on the acoustic-guitar based, bedroom neo-folk sound of his debut, Loon El Shams.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by sound engineer, Zaid Allan, Bsbanat features a noticeable bump in fidelity compared to previous releases, with Idreesi’s soulful, deeply lovesick voice given proper room to breathe amongst spacious backing instrumentals and minimal vocal harmonisations sprinkled throughout the project.

Despite a relatively simple sonic foundation of shimmering acoustic guitars and vocal layering across the length of the album, Idreesi weaves a personal tale of love lost, with a tastefully understated approach to songwriting that — despite dealing with a largely romantic subject matter — rarely strays into the realms of over-sentimentality or melodrama.

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