** RELEASED OCTOBER 28TH**
A stunning collaboration between internationally-renowned artists Natacha Atlas and Samy Bishai, this album consists of music commissioned for, as well as music provoked by one of contemporary dance's most noted luminaries, French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Performed by the esteemed Ballet Preljocaj, the 90 minute piece was inspired by classical literary work, The Thousand and One Nights. Fans will be thrilled that it sees Atlas's long-awaited return to electronics and sound design whilst she continues to draw on the acoustic/classical. But this is only the start. In Les Nuits, Atlas's voice becomes an instrument in its own right, seamlessly weaving itself into the multi-stranded Atlas-Bishai fabric of sound design, electro-acoustic contemporary Western classical music, classical and folkloric Arabic music, film scores, and jazz. In Les Nuits, Atlas and Bishai take us on a musical journey of unprecedented panoramic proportions reminiscent of the Nights itself, guiding us through a dazzling array of narrative soundscapes overflowing with lusty vitality, disquieting menace, ephemeral beauty, and shocking savagery. Clearly, through composing for dance and being imbued by the spirit of the Nights, Atlas and Bishai have opened up a breadth of musical possibilities to find innovative ways of re-telling old tales and to introduce us to unforgettable new ones.