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Let Death Live

by uah

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Akhirah 04:00
Undone 04:07
Tilt 04:10
Remission 05:42
Sister 03:05
Shrapnel 07:53
Vitality 01:40


Let Death Live is my first album-length release, recorded in London and Singapore during the pandemic. It’s a tribute of sorts to people – and a time of life perhaps – that I’ve lost, and that we’ve all lost. It explores the cycles of life & death, grief & joy, loss & acceptance, tautness & resolution, harmony & dissonance.

The album is largely instrumental but includes my own vocals, exploring a choral format inspired in part by Missa Luba, multitracking my own voice and performing parts from tenor to soprano, occasionally manipulated to create ‘impossible’ sounds. It opens with the curious rhythm of my father’s favourite grandfather clock that we grew up with, and later you’ll hear his slippered footsteps the very last time that I walked with him towards the end of his life. In one track he talks about his own father and grandfather, sneaking out into the desert at night to look at stars, something that I aspire to do one day.

I’m not sure the music would have been quite to his taste but I feel he might have recognised the influence here and there of music he used to play, everything from the Beatles and Keith Jarrett to the King’s College Choir and ghazals.


released March 18, 2022

Composed & performed by uah / Usman Haque
Mastered by Max Gilkes
Artwork by David Cuesta


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uah London, UK

Composer and multi-instrumentalist ‘uah’ (aka Usman Haque) creates spectacular interactive events and massive audio-visual experiences that have opened the Singapore Biennale, the Dubai World Cup, London Fashion Week and Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. Trained as an architect, his work often engages members of the public using their own voices to drive collective experiences. ... more

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