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by Arhkota

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Benti 02:09


Arhkota‘s third album for Static Discos is called “Benti“, and it features a collection of trippy songs that evoke different moods and dreamlike states. The album title is a dedication to Lubna Maher, Arhkota’s main collaborator and vocalist. “Benti” refers to Lubna’s daughter, meaning “My Daughter” in Moroccan Dialects. Benti provides a dynamic and collaborative auditory experience with music that reflects and inspires various facets of life.

Arhkota invited several collaborators to play saxophones, trumpets, and clarinets on this album. He recorded everything using acoustic instruments such as harps, handpans, organ, piano, kalimba, and even toys directly on his cell phone. Arhkota wanted to preserve the raw sound and keep everything “in your face,” so he mixed everything himself and didn’t use too much compression or try to make everything perfect. Instead, he opted for a pre-master/EQ and then the final master. Lubna’s vocals, the drums, and the bass were the only things recorded correctly, but even these were captured in a very natural way. (Static Discos)


released April 19, 2024

All Music Composed, Produced and Mixed by Arhkota.
Except 'Benti' Composed by Lubna Maher & Arhkota.
Vocals/Lyricist by Lubna Maher.

Guest Musicians:
Lilly Aycud (Trumpet on track #1, 12)
Frida De La Sota (Saxophone, Clarinet on track # 2, 3, 7, 10) fridavdelasota.bandcamp.com
Clodomiro Montes. Jr. (Tambora on track #5)
Kathia Rudametkin (Viola track #6) katja.bandcamp.com

All Lyrics by Lubna Maher.
(Except Lyrics on #1, 4 by Iris De Anda) From the Book: Codewitch:
'Fires from my Corazon'© Los Writers Underground Press 1st edition.

Mastered Josiah Mazzaschi at The Cave www.thecave.studio
Mastering Second Engineer: Alex Miller.
Art Design by Ruben Tamayo.
Label: ℗ 2024 Static Discos ℗© (STA126)
Music Publisher: Arhkota Publisher (ASCAP) ©

The Orchard Enterprises
℗ 2024 Static Discos

Mastering Engineer: Josiah Mazzaschi
Mastering Second Engineer: Alex Miller


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Arhkota Los Angeles, California

Drummer producer. avant-garde pop, experimental,
sophisticated Dream pop, crafting Cinematic and enigmatic melodies that show the musical maturity of this producer who refuses to be classified under a single musical genre.
The album features the vocalist Lubna Maher, who was also an integral part of Tricky’s
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