CHANGING PLACES

(2014)

The driving force of Prince of Assyria is the artist Ninos Dankha who was brought to Sweden from Iraq by his family at the age of one. His debut album Missing Notes was an extremely well-received collection of ten moving melodic songs portraying resonating shades of joy and sadness from a life touched by love, longing and loss.

 

The second album Changing Places finds Prince of Assyria’s brand of Swedish melancholy stripped back to its musical and poetic essence. The album is still an intense journey – you will be taken from uplifting joy to raw grief and back again. Be ready to fall in love and break-up all at the same time. Whether sensitive and vulnerable, or haunting and poetic, each song demands your full attention and grows in your heart over time. This is no dinner party music.

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"Here´s the album cut Fantasy, which plumbs the smoky late-night gloom of Tindersticks and Cat Stevens"

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- Guardian.cu.uk

 

MISSING NOTE

(2014)

As a follow-up to the beautiful "Whatever You Want" single, Prince of Assyria returns with his debut album, "Missing Note". That single and its flip side, "Tliqa", provide a common link between that first release and this full-length offering, which highlights the development and maturity of Ninos Dankha’s songwriting. It’s Tliqa which offers the best indication of what to expect from these ten tracks, which shimmer and glide throughout.

 

One of the most startling realisations about Dankha’s music is how he fuses together the contrasting facets of his background, and there’s a rich cultural diversity in his songwriting which reflects his life. Born in Baghdad, Dankha and his family fled to Sweden when he was one year old, and in combining narratives about his Assyrian heritage with more traditional Western folk styles he presents an enchanting hybrid.

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"The perfect balance balance between east and west"

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- Rolling Stone Magazine, France

 

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