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Raz Mesinai

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  • Born: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Years Active: 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

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Beginning with his work in Sub Dub, illbient/ambient dub composer/programmer Raz Mesinai crafted shimmering, spacious music that was among the dreamiest -- and often eeriest -- that the genre had to offer. After Sub Dub's breakup, Mesinai continued on as Badawi, adding elements of his Israeli and Middle Eastern heritage to albums such as Badawi Presents Bedouin Sound Clash and Jerusalem Under Fire. Mesinai's 1999 Badawi album The Heretic of Ether found him moving toward a more orchestral, less overtly dub-inspired sound. This trend continued with 2001's The Unspeakable, which was inspired by Mesinai's love of 20th century composers and his work on the Hellraiser 6 soundtrack -- much of which wasn't used because it was "too scary for the movie."