Columbus expat releases collection of demos, instrumentals and other goodies
Ahmed Gallab, who launched the band Sinkane in Columbus years ago, just released a new album full of rarities and unreleased material. The singer and multi-instrumentalist explains the collection this way in a press release:
"I’ve written a lot of songs that haven’t made it on to an album for one reason or another. Sometimes I’ll go back to old hard drives and listen to see if I can revive one or two. I thought it would be fun to share some of these songs with you. Some are (still) unfinished, don’t have lyrics. Some you’ll recognize as demo versions. A couple are totally finished but haven't seen the light of day (until now). I’m releasing this stuff because I think it’ll help me connect with you all more. You’re seeing how the sausage gets made. The imperfections, blips, wonky bits. Warts and all. There’s more where this came from. And maybe I’ll share more in the future. In the meantime enjoy these records, available to download on Bandcamp. Pay what you want for them. Or nothing at all! Thank you all for your continued support."
Some tracks, like "Autobahn" and "Totally Hot But Pretty Awesome," come from early Sinkane releases (Color Voice and a self-titled album) — back when Gallab felt like Columbus' best-kept secret who wouldn't be a secret much longer. For context, "Autobahn" was recorded and mixed by Mark Himmel in his house, and "Totally Hot But Pretty Awesome" was recorded and mixed by Jon Fintel at Relay.
Stream and/or download Lost Tapes and throw some money Gallab's way over at Bandcamp, where he also has Sinkane's October 2019 EP Gettin' Weird, recorded live at Spacebomb, available for purchase.