Music Premiere: Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies – Earth Air Spirit Water Fire
Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies have launched debut album Earth Air Spirit Water Fire via Prog – hear it in full below.
It’s the first work of guitarist Lemouchi since the demise of occult outfit The Devil’s Blood. He says he’s been on a journey of discovery in the meantime, leading to new depth of meaning in his latest music – some of which he didn’t originally realise.
He tells Prog: “We very much were treading water with three or four hours of demos and several hours of improvised music. I saw definite cohesion between some of the songs, and they turned into the first EP and later into several other albums that I’m working on at the moment.
“But these five songs, while expressing more or less equal parts of my personality, had nothing to do with each other; or so it seemed. I delved deeper into them and found their oneness in the album you hear.”
The album was recorded with the assistance of ten other musicians – including Lemouchi’s sister Farida, also of The Devil’s Blood – but Lemouchi is convinced he can deliver an effective live set at the album launch on December 7 at the Temporary Arts Centre in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
“We’ve been rehearsing steadily for several weeks, and this week we shall start with the last round of group rehearsals,” he says, “We have 11 people working to attain the sound I hear in my mind. We’re going to perform all parts of the record, while allowing each part to morph or evolve as it might seem appropriate at that particular moment.”
Earth Air Spirit Water Fire is released on December 6 via Van Records in digital, digipak CD and vinyl formats.