Phantasy are proud to introduce ‘Fleuves de l'Âme’, the debut album from Tunisian multi-instrumentalist Houeida Hedfi, out now.
Available to stream, download or purchase on CD or 12" vinyl now. Also available on limited-edition double blue vinyl from DINKED, including an accompanying artwork print, signed and hand-numbered by Houeida Hedfi.
Stream, download or order the LP or CD here
Produced alongside Olof Dreijer of The Knife, Hedfi first met Dreijer when he visited Tunisia and produced her contribution to a 2011 compilation of female Tunisian artists. This kindled a nine-year collaboration which culminates in ‘Fleuves de l'Âme’, an elegant marriage of traditional folk music and contemporary sound design drawing references from Hedfi’s drumming expertise and the textures of Tunisian music alongside a startlingly broad array of global genres.
“A beguiling outing… Cinematic in scope and ambition.” – Mojo [4/5]
“A flowing Pan Arabic voyage… This is chamber music taken into a different dimension” – Uncut [4/5]
“At times Fleuves de l’Âme feels like the audio equivalent of unearthing a sunken chest of treasure and feeling the glow on your face of the iridescent colours that project from the precious stones inside. It’s also a reminder of music’s ability to transcend cultural boundaries and open up new worlds and Hedfi deserves credit for providing these positive experiences.” – Music OHM [4/5]