As a follow-up to the beautiful "What Ever You Want" single, Prince of Assyria returns with his debut album, "Missing Note". That single and its flip side, "Tliqa", provide a common link between that first release and this full-length offering, which highlights the development and maturity of Ninos Dankha’s songwriting. It’s Tliqa which offers the best indication of what to expect from these ten tracks, which shimmer and glide throughout.
One of the most startling realisations about Dankha’s music is how he fuses together the contrasting facets of his background, and there’s a rich cultural diversity in his songwriting which reflects his life. Born in Baghdad, Dankha and his family fled to Sweden when he was one year old, and in combining narratives about his Assyrian heritage with more traditional Western folk styles he presents an enchanting hybrid.
released September 17, 2009
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