The sound of Vienna-based duo dZihan & Kamien (pronounced Jay-hahn and Kammy-en) can simply be weighed against the downtempo, soulful home sounds of Jazzanova, P’taah, or the Naked Music compilations. The duo strike recognition in 1996 using the solitary “Der Buch,” which proceeded to go big in Western clubs and produced appearances on many compilations. Their full-length recording Freaks & Symbols premiered in past due 2000. Vlado dZihan, originally from Sarajevo, was raised in a mainly musical household. Like a drummer, dZihan became known on the neighborhood scene and documented for the soundtrack from the film Az Desire, starring Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway. He fulfilled his creation partner, Mario Kamien, while learning in Vienna. Kamien, German-born with both an Italian and Polish history, shared dZihan’s desire for traditional music, from your Near East, specifically Turkey, along with a like for Arabic strings. Merging their musical passions making use of their musical backgrounds, both released Freaks & Symbols on the label, Couch Information. The album centered on a downtempo-house sound, using examples from traditional Near East resources. Freaks & Symbols was proceeded by three EP’s, Tearroom 2004, [B]efore [A]fter, and Code: No Pork Make sure you. The mix recording Refreaked made an appearance a year later on, accompanied by 2002’s Gran Riserva.