Arabology

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Arabology
YASArabology.jpg
Studio album by Y.A.S.
Released 8 June 2009
Genre Electronic, synthpop, techno
Label AZ
Producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Singles from Arabology
  1. "Get It Right"
    Released: June 2009

Arabology is the debut album by electronic duo Y.A.S. The album was released in France on 8 June 2009. The lead single, "Get It Right", was released in June 2009.

The duo began recording the album in 2007. Mirwais Ahmadzaï wanted to create an electronic music album that had an Arab identity. Moreover, he wanted to present a different representation of Arab culture to balance the view of Arabs as "terrorists" often publicized in the Western media.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Aräbology"   Mirwais Ahmadzai 1:15
2. "Get It Right"   Ahmadzai, Yasmine Hamdan 4:02
3. "Yaspop"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan 3:03
4. "Oloulu"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Abdelouab Abrit 2:54
5. "Da"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Dave Treahearn, Rob Haggett 2:44
6. "Azza"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Abrit 3:02
7. "Coït Me"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Abrit 3:45
8. "Ma Rida"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan 3:43
9. "Gamil"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Abrit 4:02
10. "Fax"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Abrit 3:48
11. "Mahi"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Abrit 2:51
12. "A-Man"   Ahmadzai, Hamdan, Karl Bartos, Ralf Huetter 4:29

Samples[edit]

"A-Man" contains an excerpt from "Man Machine" as performed by Kraftwerk.[2]

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Arabology:[3][2]

Release history[edit]

The album was released in two versions: a single disc version, which used Opendisc technology to offer extras via a website, and a digital version which included a digital booklet.[4][5]

Region Date Label Format(s) Catalog
France 8 June 2009 AZ CD, digital download 531 733-1

Charts[edit]

Charts (2009) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 79[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) "Mirwais, un héros très discret". LeCourrier.ch. 13 January 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Arabology (CD album liner notes). AZ. 8 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Arabology > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  4. ^ a b (French) "Discographie Y.A.S.". LesCharts.com. eMedia Jungen. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  5. ^ (French) "Y.A.S. Arabology". iTunes Store France. Apple Inc.. Retrieved 26 March 2010.