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The Wire Tapper 49

Track 4

Qasim Naqvi. Photo by Smriti Keshari

"No Tongue"

From Teenages

On his first Erased Tapes album Teenages, released in May, Pakistani-American composer Qasim Naqvi summons all his sounds on an analogue modular synthesizer. Variously tonal, textural and rhythmic, the music evolves and grows over the album’s six pieces, shifting from micro-sonics into something bigger, brighter and anthemic. Naqvi previously established himself as a composer for dance, theatre, film and installation based art. He also drums in the trio Dawn Of Midi.