Scammers are posing as FADER staffers on Instagram and DistroKid. Read more here.

Stream: Fatima Al Qadiri, “Ghost Raid”

October 03, 2012

For her new concept EP, Desert Strike, Fatima Al Qadiri taps into her childhood experience of growing up in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm, and contrasts that reality with the sobering fact that, just a year after the military raids, she and her sister owned and played a FPS game called "Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf" ad nauseam. The album is an extension of this theme, and explores the boundaries of detachment and engagement in both real and virtual experience—the terrifying byproduct of a desensitized mind. The first single, "Ghost Raid," is named after bombing raids by "The Ghost," the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter, and mines grimey, militaristic beats with a breathy, ameliorative coos. Desert Strike, is out October 23rd on Fade To Mind.

Stream: Fatima Al Qadiri, "Ghost Raid"

Desert Strike Tracklisting:
01. Ghost Raid
02. Oil Well
03. War Games
04. Desert Strike
05. Hydra

Stream: Fatima Al Qadiri, “Ghost Raid”