April 12, 2024

The Shadow Majlis launches debut album ‘The Departure’ featuring guests from Bauhaus, The Mission, DakhaBrakha & more – Out now


The Shadow Majlis launches debut album 'The Departure' featuring guests from Bauhaus, The Mission, DakhaBrakha & more

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Toronto’s The Shadow Majlis presents his debut album “The Departure” fusing elements of eastern modes with post-punk. Revolving around Ali Jafri (known as a member of David J’s live band, Pigface and various other projects), this record was produced and mixed by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Tool, David Sylvian, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Real World Studios).

Also on board are David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets) and drummer-percussionist Rakesh Tewari (Jaffa Road, The Special Interest Group) next to Dakhabrakha’s Olena Tsybulska, Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission, Peter Murphy, MGT, Tricky), Anne Bourne (Loreena McKennitt, Jane Siberry), Tuvan throat singer Soriah and more.

The Shadow Majlis launches debut album ‘The Departure’ featuring guests from Bauhaus, The Mission, DakhaBrakha & more

This release marks the 2-year birthday of Jafri’s son Oisín, who passed away in September 2022 after battling a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. The recording helped Jafri work through grief over this and the dissolution of his conjugal relationship.

You can check out the release on Bandcamp and other platforms.

Below are various videos for this album.

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