Funky Friday: “Lebrary”LP Marzipan by Lebanon’s Charif Megarbane’s is the First Current Artists to Be Released on Habibi Funk Label
Funky Friday is a weekly(?) series where we highlight some music that is, well, funky. These posts won’t just focus on funk as a genre, per se, but albums that have that *funky* feeling. What does that mean? Not sure, but as they say: “we’ll know it when we see it.” Enjoy some funky jams as we head into the weekend.
Habibi Funk is one of my favorite labels, digging up gem after gem of previously unavailable (at least widely available) bangers from the Middle East. Taking a break from dusting off undiscovered classics, the label is releasing music for the first time from a contemporary artist.
Marzipan is a rich and textured LP of from Charif Megarbane that features what he calls “Lebrary” music, which is his way of saying it is Library music with a Lebanese flair. If you wanted to find a way to describe music that I would be most certain I would like, “Lebrary” would be a top 5 “honey pot description”just take my money” meme descriptors. Luckily the LP delivers beyond just the amazing genre description, creating a record that feels fresh and new but stands firmly alongside the amazing music the label has put out over the last few years.
It’s 17 tracks that have subtle grooves that seem to float on the breeze, creating the musical background to close your eyes an imagine a beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Check out a video above and the whole LP below via the Habibi Funk bandcamp.
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