As a follow-up to the beautiful “What Ever You Want” single, Prince of Assyria returns with his debut album, “Missing Note”. A low-key acoustic gem, it carries remnants of the DNA of Leonard Cohen and Smog’s Bill Callahan, as well as the more stately corners of Nick Cave’s back catalogue, underpinned by a quietly ornate piano melody and topped off with Dankha’s sonorous tones.
One of the most startling realisations about Dankha’s music is how he fuses together the contrasting facets of his background. 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. “Missing Notes” is released on November 16th.