Shalabi Effect

Shalabi effect is a Montreal band with members currently scattered all over the world. This is why we are not often touring, although we hope to change that. We are however recording again. In fact, we've just released a new DOUBLE ALBUM on a lovely lebanese label, Annihaya . We always break our new labels in with double albums..

Shalabi effect is Anthony Seck, Alexandre St-Onge, Sam Shalabi and Will Eizlini. It's also John Hewert. In fact, to our mutual astomishment, we discovered that if you look deep inside John Hewert, you'll find a perfect tiny replica of shalabi effect, proof of the existence of reality as a pair of spinning entelechies, body and soma with shalabi effect the microcosm and John Hewert as a "host" or macrocosm playing the role of the "reversable sock" of the matrix of reality. In short, John Hewert is "The Mother"

Who knew ? John I think was as surprised as we were, but he's rather reserved about such things.




Feign To Delight Gaiety of Gods (2012)

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Unfortunately (2005)

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Pink Abyss (2004)

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Trial of St-Orange (2002)

Trial of St-Orange (2002)

Recorded at the tail end of a US tour round the time of the election of dubya. We were followed by a 4 day snow-storm all the way home from Chicago, we went straight into the recording studio and recorded a snapshot from our ever evolving live set

these recordings were merged with sounds and sessions from a lazy summer improvisation from several years before,

the overall mood is a chase in the woods with sunny patches and a glow in the dark.




Shalabi Effect (2000)

Shalabi Effect (2000)

This is Vintage pre 9/11 shalabi effect. Our first double album recorded over a 2 year period.It is a "trance by 2 inch tape" album. The old struder zipped by at 30 inches per second, flawlessly recording space and warmth. This album features meticulously recorded oud, electric guitar, double bass, tabla, moog, saliva, a box full of random world instruments at the studio...

this is shalabi effect's most spacious and most "middles eastern" meets "psych-rock" modal free improv sound.

"Aural Florida" on disc one was originally recorded in 1998, with Brian Hibloom on Tibetain bowl. Dierdre Smith transformed a relatively free improvisation into the beautiful song "on the bowery" and Sophie Trudeau plays beautifully on "Mending Holes in a Woolen Heart"

131 minutes of pure glam rock from the 80's