You Long to Be Real

Ahmed El-Motassem

You Long to Be Real
Performed By Ahmed El-Motassem
Album UPC 888174836904
CD Baby Track ID TR0000496117
Label Ahmed El-Motassem
Released 2014-06-07
BPM 104
Rated 0
ISRC ushm21448650
Year 2014
Spotify Plays 1
Writer Ahmed Mohamed El-Motassem Sayed Osman
Pub Co Ahmed Mohamed El-Motassem Sayed Osman
Composer Ahmed Mohamed El-Motassem Sayed Osman
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - New York


Ahmed El-Motassem is a New York City based artist. His current release entitled: 'This Song May be Monitored for Your Protection', is his second solo album. It is comprised of hauntingly melodic and lyrically articulate songs that bring to mind a panorama of avant pop, new wave folk and rock influences while maintaining a totally unique identity. Ahmed's vocal delivery is intense and low key, from emotionally charged Kafka-esque blues, as in the album's title song, to chanting over wall-of-sound guitars on tracks like 'Untouchable' and 'Happiness Machine' . The songs are composed and performed by Ahmed, accompanied on some tracks, 'The Only Big Man'/ 'Future Crimes'/ 'Happiness Machine' & 'You Long to be Real', by veteran keys/bass man Mounir Sobhi, whose quarter-tone tuned keys and synth-strings add a mid eastern twist to the sound that is both charming and disarming.
'This Song..' is a concept album that tells a story of the Orwellian-Huxleyan world we've been warned about in fiction, only soon to become the official guide book for our current and possibly future global state of affairs. It is a darkly humorous expression of an at times confident at times lost soul who values human freedom as divine beauty. As a live performer, Ahmed El-Motassem's act is both intense and electrifying. Fans of Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, Kate Bush & Current 93 are likely to find something to love about this record.

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