ABADIR is the project of the Berlin-based Egyptian producer Rami Abadir, better known as the one-half of the experimental production duo 0N4B and the electronic music section editor of the Arabic music webzine Ma3azef. He announced the release of a new album. Liminal is out tomorrow via Hush Hush Records. “Fired” is the first excerpt. Listen below.

While ABADIR’s previous three solo EPs featured progressive maximal deconstructed club productions, his latest works showcase a more meditative tone with a largely beat-less pulse. A mesmerizing journey through five immersive soundscapes, ‘Liminal’ pairs enveloping drones with atmospheric field recordings and a hypnotic maze of absorbing glitch work. Each track explores distinctive territory, yet each piece is held together by an enveloping aesthetic that feels organic, environmental, and delicately sci-fi.

‘Liminal’ also touches upon a more personal and intimate sound for ABADIR. Unlike the fictional approach in his previous works, ‘Liminal’ serves as a reflection on his personal life as he navigated through major geographical, emotional, and professional shifts. The album’s writing sessions came during a significant career jump from his previous work as a corporate engineer, followed by his move to Germany. This difficult decision seeped through into his solo creations, yielding a deep listening experience that’s his most transportive offering in his growing catalog.

We hope you can get lost in ‘Liminal’ and experience a temporary escape from the heavier and harsher noises of everyday life.