Introducing 3'Ain and their very open middle-eastern sound with smeary, bluesy, achey trumpet and a great bass solo as a feature amid the absorption of a Levantine dance rhythm, the accordion as anchor hints at faraway sounds.
On 'BZ-189' it's the bass that quietens things down and then acts as a staging post for the next section of the piece. Part of the Choux de Bruxelles artist collective 3'Ain comprise Ostend-based Yamen Martini (on trumpet) who moved to Belgium from Syria 6 years ago, and who in the band is joined by Otto Kint (double bass) and Piet Maris (accordion). Their name is based on ''ﻉ,'' the 18th letter of the Arabic alphabet, according to the band's Bandcamp page. On YouTube the band got off to a good start since putting the video (top) up, since yesterday clocking-up more than 1,200 views. The title of the piece refers to the number on a boat seen in the port of Ostend. The full 3'Ain EP (linked to here) is released on 15 May. Piet Maris (above left), Otto Kint, Yamen Martini. Photo: Bandcamp