Facade picks up threads of familial reality, gendered safety and mapping place to weave into a tapestry of disembodied found sound, lush harmonies and widescreen metronomic presence.
The contemplative and stretched out twin to last year’s A Body of Full Of Tears, Sia Ahmad continues to revisit her most formative inspirations on Facade, blurring aged textures into contemporary expressions on this newest addition to the Shoeb Ahmad oeuvre.
Less claustrophobic than ABFOT and clearer in sonic detail, Facade picks up threads of familial reality, gendered safety and mapping place to weave into a tapestry of disembodied found sound, lush harmonies and widescreen metronomic presence. Once forgotten and now again inhabited, the songs here continue a journey to reclaim what drove Ahmad to create and explore.
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2. in the rite / for al + ac
3. sliding into rivers v2
4. double checks against the corner (d)
5. skating on the way v2
released October 1, 2021
Produced by Sia Ahmad with contributions from:
Kate Ahmad, Daniel Cunningham, Hannah de Feyter, Evan Dorrian, Peter Hollo, Luke Keanan-Brown, Peter Kossen, Kellie Lloyd and Maria Moles.
words + music Ahmad
skating on the way v2 words Ahmad music Ahmad, Moles
Imagined on Ngunnawal land between
bushfire season and iso-era Twenty-Twenty
Mastered by Becki Whitton
Painting by Hanna Ahmad
Photography by Kate Ahmad
Design + Collage by Adam J Bragg
Special thanks to Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 3 Shades Black and Angus Andrew