Garraya is Maurice Louca’s debut album, with songs composed and produced over the last couple of years. The charged, concrete melodies, and rhythms create music that borders between the vastness of landscapes, and the repetitive intensity of a confined space. “With Garraya, Louca has crafted a work of bruising intensity, and also unexpected beauty. This isn’t post-industrialist, or post-rock, but rather post-everything”. (Ali Abdel Mohsen)
Maurice Louca was born in Cairo where he lives and works as a musician. Maurice co-founded and is part of the band Bikya. He has composed and performed live the original soundtrack for Sherif El Azma’s video/lecture, psycho geography of loose associations, part of meeting points 5. His debut solo album Garraya was released in January 2011 with Cairo-based label100copies. He also composed and performs live alongside musician and composer Mustapha said the music for the theatre production lessons in revolting 2011.