After a stretch of flamboyant shows, Namosh took a brief respite from the
stage to focus on his new recordings.
And the result is well worth the wait: his second long player, ‘Keep It For
Later’, about to be unleashed on the (un)suspecting public, is a beautiful
whirlwind of a record, although a touch softer than its precursor. Here,
Namosh twirls dreamlike, synthie-generated sound sequences into rhythmic
bass lines, percussion and vocals, further enriched by the cello, brass and
jazz guitar provided by a few select peers. Mixed by Thomas Stern (Crime &
The City Solution, Einstürzende Neubauten), the album also boasts a rare
collaboration with composer Peter Thomas (Jerry Cotton, Raumpatrouillie
Orion) and Namosh’s first ever mainstream croon-fest: ‘Pleurer et Rire’ (Cry
It was six years ago that the – then 21-year-old – Namosh E. Arslan first
wowed the crowds with ‘Picked Up Floozy’. A rousing club hit for the early
millennium, the pumping electro track – carried by Namosh’s smooth, yet
curiously choppy vocals – still fills dancefloors around the world. In a
poll by Q magazine, the Icelandic queen of cool, Björk, voted Namosh’s ‘Cold
Cream’ her favourite song.
A tour de force and force of nature, Namosh’s live sets are leagues apart
from the latest mainstream offerings. „His musical spectrum might be broad,
but anyone who’s ever had the chance to see Namosh live will know that
there’s a lot more to this man than the music.” (FAZ)
Other media labels for the one-man performance phenomenon include: „German
Wunderkind“, „crazy performance by a German/Kurdish star in the making“ or
“Berliner by choice, Kurdish by nature”.
So, let’s not „Keep It For Later“: Namosh’s new album – released on CD, in a
digital format and as a limited double vinyl edition – will be available
from late October 2009.