OIL SLICK a tragic event always accidental, has taken on the status of a common noun.
This is also the title Bachar Mar-Khalifé has chosen for his debut album. Born in Beirut, Bachar left Lebanon for France at the age of six.
He grew up listening to the voice and Lebanese compositions of his father (Marcel Khalifé). After training with Abd Al Rahman El Bacha, he went on to the Boulogne Conservatoire, where he gradually gave form to his singular approach to piano and percussions, alongside fellow students Rami Khalifé of course (his brother, piano), but also Aymeric Westrich (drums, synths) and Alexander Angelov (bass, backing vocals), who all took part in the elaboration of Oil Slick.
With Oil Slick, it is as a singer-composer that Bachar (percussions, piano, synths) takes stock – on the social, political and passionate level – of the world as it is today.
Six tracks, six musical snapshots!
released September 27, 2010
Music & Lyrics by Bachar Khalifé
Recorded and mixed in Paris by François Baurin at Splendid recording studio
Mastered by Alexis Bardinet at Globe Audio
(p) & (c) 2010 Nagam Records & InFiné
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