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Medieval Femme

Fatima Al Qadiri

Medieval Femme

Third album of experimental electronica from the Senegal-born producer

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Fatima Al Qadiri takes us through the rich, vibrant history of Arabic music and culture on her latest Hyperdub release, Medieval Femme
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  2. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    For Hyperdub fans, or just fans of hearing the same sound continue indefinitely, this record will be an essential addition
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Here she uses soft synths to emulate an organ, lute and pipes, which combine on the likes of “Vanity” and “Qasmuna (Dreaming)” to cast an alluring spell, evoking the likes of vintage Boards Of Canada and Catarina Barbieri’s superb Ecstatic Computation. Print edition only

  4. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Following the camp-infused club music of 2017’s Shaneera, Al Qadiri once again examines questions of gender and representation in the Arab world, this time invoking women poets of the Middle Ages
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    Channeling the sense of yearning expressed by the poetry the album draws from, Medieval Femme is sorrowful yet freeing
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  6. 6.9 |   Spectrum Culture

    Fatima Al Qadiri’s third album is a thing of fragile, otherworldly beauty, a triumph of traditional-themed electronica where style may seem to triumph over substance; but in fact the two are interchangeable
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    This LA-based Kuwaiti artist combines early music with digital dubs to dreamlike effect
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