band crush: fatima al qadiri
a video game inspired her new song and biggest statement yet.
Her and her sister played Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf for hours and that's what inspired her new EP—the irony being that the game is a virtual depiction of Operation Desert Storm. The song's dedication is listed on her site."This EP of original works is dedicated to the synthesis of terror and child-like wonder, to the strategies of imagination and gaming, while sonically paying homage to the militaristic futurism of early grime."
Qadiri is safe living in Brooklyn now, but her new song is a reminder that not everyone is and that our votes in this election can help them.
Desert Strike is out now on Fade To Mind.
We're also into Tops, Reptile Youth, and Beach Day.