ABOUKIR | Digital Introversion


digital introversion

Label: Rotary Phono Lab
Cat No: RPLAB003

Status: LANDED

12" balearic blues downtempo indie LP prog rock


Digital Introversion is the first studio album of Aboukir, the new project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ralph Maruani, also known as Flabaire for his electronic music pieces. Throughout the 8 tracks of the LP, psychedelic guitars and dreamy vocals lie down on bluesy bass lines and subtle rhodes keys, putting great emphasis on instrumental sequences in every song.

Inspired by the sound of the 60s-70s psychedelic rock/folk, the album conjures references to bands like prog-rock pioneers Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills & Nash, early works from the Verve and more contemporary musicians such as Khruangbin or Air. Recorded in 2018 and 2019 in his home studio, every instrument is played and arranged by Maruani himself except for the drums, performed by friends and family on several tracks. No samples here, just pure talent from an experienced producer and a lifelong vinyl collector.