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MISSION CREEP. One of those pseudo-economic terms that make the decent among us go “eeep”, defined in dictionary terms as “a gradual shift in objectives, often resulting in an unplanned long-term commitment.” We’ve all seen it happen: something which starts to sprawl out of control in a Mandelbrot set of projects within projects within projects …

ZACH CONDON’s gorgeous Beirut are set to release an overview of their early years next spring – a project whch has burgeoned from a collection of early EPs into a full-on, 26-track set. The collection, Artifacts, began to grow in ambition as Zach went digging through the archives. He picks up the thread: “When the …

BRITISH-LEBANESE singer-songwriter Nadine Khouri, herself born in Beirut, has today released a live version of “To Sleep” across all digital platforms in support of victims of the deadly blast in her birth city a month ago. All proceeds from the sale of the track on Bandcamp will be donated to Baytna Baytak, an independent, non-government …

At its best ‘No No No’ is cheerful, breezy, spirit-lifting.  But that same lightness is also what holds it back from being anything more than a solid, ultimately not-very-remarkable listen.  There’s plenty here that is nice, and pleasant, and I can imagine looking out of a bay window onto autumnal parkland enjoying this record as …