Listen! Ajnabi- Ajnabi (entire album)
It’s fitting that while I’m in Brooklyn today (and might’ve pre-written this post) that we’re featuring an artist from Brooklyn. Blake Luley aka Ajnabi just released a self-titled album on September 17. All of the tracks are named after key dates for Luley, while Ajnabi means foreigner or stranger in Arabic.
“The pieces are very evocative in reflection, not of specific, concrete memories, but rather of unprocessed feelings and senses that I experienced in my childhood. The feeling of standing on a driveway in Dallas, TX getting ready to move when I was 4 on August 22nd, 1991. How the air felt while riding a tire swing coming down from a weekend of downers and uppers, feeling completely severed from who I was as a child on my 15th birthday— June 2nd 2002.”
The instrumental album is a mix of dark, ambient pieces and noisy, attention-grabbing pieces. Throw on some headphones and take a trip from June 2, 1987 to June 2, 2013, courtesy of Ajnabi.