Roger Fakhr

East Of Any Place

Regular price $27.99

Label: Habibi Funk (Germany)
Catalog: HAB 025LP

"East of Any Place, out via Habibi Funk, is a treasure trove of songs the label came across alongside Rogér Fakhr's acclaimed 2021 album, Fine Anyway. These tracks, hidden for decades and only passed between a handful of people, offer a glimpse into Rogér's musical genius and the vibrant scene of Lebanon during a period marked by civil war and social upheaval. This release serves as a companion to Fine Anyway, featuring studio tracks that didn't make it into the previous album. In the process of putting together Fine Anyway Habibi Funk came across a number of other songs Rogér had recorded around the same time. Initially Rogér was not too fond of them for one reason or another, though the musical quality was not the reason. It was a treasure trove of songs that only a handful of people had access to. Some time ago, Rogér started working on some new songs that will hopefully will turn into a new album, and while the label spoke about these, Habibi Funk brought up all these other songs it still had from the same sessions as Fine Anyway, and that it felt it would be great to share them with the world as a bonus to the songs already shared as part of Fine Anyway. Luckily, Rogér eventually agreed, and this is how Habibi Funk is able to share East of Any Place. As always, both vinyl and CD come with an extensive booklet featuring background and interviews with Rogér, including unseen photos, scans and more."