Zero-G distributor Time+Space has announced the release of Desert Tracks, a 1.75GB multiformat collection of exotic, traditional and contemporary rhythm, instrument and full music tracks from across Northern Africa and the Middle East.
The rhythms and music contained in this library echo the court and folk music of ancient Egypt, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire and Persia. The resulting music traditions are deep and varied, but always evolving as each generation adds its innovations while honouring the forms and work of the past. This complex music often contains ornamentation and overlapping rhythms yet it is woven together into a seamless tapestry of sound.
Desert Tracks is arranged by individual country with percussion loops and musical themes for each one as well as a contemporary selection. Additionally, loops of melodic instruments include Accordion, Kanoun, Oud, Ney Flute and Eastern Violin whilst individual percussion loops of Darbuka, Doholla, Frame Drum, Riqq and Sagat also feature.
Included formats: Acid Wav, AIFF Apple Loops, Rex2, plus Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NN-XT instruments
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £44.76 GBP / 60.76 EUR until August 7th, 2015 (regular RRP £55.95 GBP/ 75.95 EUR).