One interesting thing about the ever-changing world of electronica is that the need for hooks and schtick is omnipresent. Case in point is Banabila, who's decided to take a page from Byrne/Eno - 'My Life In the Bush of Ghosts' album and use only "found" vocal samples from around Rotterdam and Yemen. He then tweaks and inserts them into a blend of trip-hop and ambient music. Very pretty, and very human. One of the best stoner albums to come along in years.  Lex Marburger.


Music composer & sound artist. Michel Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, video art, theatre plays & choreographies. His music varies from minimal loop-based electronica, 4th world and neoclassical pieces, to drones, experimental ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. In addition to acoustic instrumentation, Banabila uses electronics, field recordings, and snippets from radio, tv and internet.

Bureau B, Eilean Rec, Séance Centre, Pork Recordings, Tone Casualties, Challenge Records, Steamin' Soundworks, Knekelhuis, Tapu Records.