Omar Souleyman’s debut album is on the way, and produced by Four Tet

The as-yet-untitled LP will drop later this year.


Prolific Syrian musician and outsider favourite Omar Souleyman is gearing up to release a new record, produced by Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet.

Word of the collaboration first emerged when Hebden stopped by at Tim Sweeney’s influential Beats In Space show on WNYU last month, talking about the album that would see a release through Ribbon Music. As reported by Pitchfork,, Ribbon have confirmed that the record will see a release later this year, with Hebden behind the boards. Despite the countless tapes and compilations that Souleyman has put his name behind, this will be his first official studio album.

Update: Four Tet just posted a live video of some of the new Omar Souleyman material being played during his set at Amsterdam festival Lente Kabinet. [via]

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