THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA / EGY
The Dwarfs of East Agouza is a trio from Cairo, Egypt. Born during 2012 when Maurice Louca, Sam Shalabi y Alan Bishop were living in the same apartment building in Cairo’s Agouza district, the trio’s instrumental improvisation-based explorations are propelled hours of material. After compiling and mixing the album in Montreal’s Break Glass, the refined result was released as a double-album titled Bes via Nawa Recordings on 2016. Named after the Ancient Egyptian dwarf deity who was worshiped as the defender of all things good and enemy of all that is bad, Bes captures the trio on a hypnotic yet unpredictable journey. It was selected among the best albums of 2016 by The Quietus and Wire Magazine.