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Lebanese outfit sandmoon offers an original take on indie folk-pop, infusing it with subtle Middle-Eastern intonations & melancholy. Singer-songwriter Sandra Arslanian, who initiated the project, was born in Lebanon, raised in Belgium and has Armenian roots – a contrasted blend that is perceptible in the music. “One of the more alluring outfits to emerge in the region over the past decade” according to Cairo Scene.
They released a first album “Home” in 2014, an EP “#IntheEnd” in 2016 and in 2018, the EP “Beirut-Berlin Session” produced by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, PJ Harvey…).
“Characterized by sophisticated orchestration and folk-infused songwriting (…) supporting Arslanian's sweetly quavering voice,” wrote IndieShuffle.
“Arslanian herself invoking a bit of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell,” according to RBMA Radio.
“Each release brings slightly different colors and emotions – but always great melodies,“ wrote Beehype.
sandmoon wrote the soundtrack to Aractingi’s feature film ‘Listen’, which received the Award for Best Soundtrack at the Lebanese Movie Awards 2017.
Currently recording a second album with producer Fadi Tabbal at Tuneforks Studio, which will be released in 2019.
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