We thought to add Naïm's music to our online shop as it is what we listen to every day at our shop and everyone always comments about their love of the music playing. For those of you who don't know, Naïm is family - so we could go on and on about how much we love his music, but I promise we are not biased - his music and talent is beloved by so many. Hopefully his songs can bring some peace and happiness to your day. You can see more about him and his music here - www.naim.amor.com - you can also order there instead of here :) (although this Japanese import is not available on his site)
This album was released in Japan and the US ... and this version is the Japanese import. It is best described by Naïm himself ~
“Moments Before as it indicates, suggests the occurence of an imminent change or event…small or big, dramatic or light, welcome or disorienting. In opposition to the flat line of death, the pulse of life is celebrated here by the dynamics, contrasts, accidents inherent to any living environment. Unlike a saturation of information often resulting in that monotonous “flat line”, the use of silence and space is attempting to reveal and emphasize each event which hopefully will keep us engaged and interested as a listener.”
A bio on Naim -
Gabriel Naïm Amor is a French born, Parisian musician who moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1997 where he lives with his family. Known as Naïm Amor, he recently switched to his full name Gabriel Naïm Amor.
Then, as part of the “experimental avant pop” Amor Belhom Duo with drummer Thomas Belhom, he met and recorded with Joey Burns and John Convertino of the band Calexico.
In 2005 he finished his first record ‘Sanguine’, an album produced by Joey Burns of Calexico. His next album “Dansons” was released in May 2012 on British indi-label Vacilando '68 and Sweet Dreams Press in Japan.
Beyond recording albums and performing,Gabriel Naïm also developed “side projects” that resulted in four albums of instrumental music entitled 'Soundtracks'. The first one came out in 2000, a Volume II was released in 2004, a Volume III came out in 2009 and the Volume IV in 2011.
During 2013 Gabriel Naïm was ready to record a new album and went into the studio to create this current music project, which is a combination of electric guitar, string ensemble and vocals, entitled 'HEAR THE WALLS'.
His thoughts behind the album name were this:
"When you turn the music off, you can hear the walls, the sound of one specific place, it's nude ambiance that makes it so unique. This album fits the moment and the place when you decide to finally turn the music on again and.....listen."
Gabriel Naïm's latest album is a collaboration with John Convertino (Calexico) called "THE WESTERN SUITE AND SIESTA SONGS" released in November 2016.
A new all instrumental album "MOMENTS BEFORE"was released in Japan and Europe in spring 2018.
Gabriel Naïm Amor also composes film/short film soundtracks between recording his albums. He completed the score for the PBS documentary film "Precious Knowledge - which has won two awards at the San Diego and Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. The film was screened in various festivals including the New York HBO Latino Film Festival, And aired nationwide on PBS in May 2012.