Jhameel presents a blend of orchestral instruments, makeshift percussion, pop vocal melodies, and ambient synthesizers that creates an unfamiliar yet warm atmosphere.
From sounds like the splash of water and the collision of silverware in "Opium and the Royal Children," to the violin and cello ensemble comprising the eerie timbre of "Child-bearer," or the grandiose mix of electronic drums and live strings in "Tower of Babel," his music proves eclectic, refreshing, and catchy.
The lyrics, which are as delicate and complex as the sound, revolve around such topics as Middle Eastern womanhood, homosexuality, and urban prostitution, giving voice to the silent margins of society.
At live performances, Jhameel utilizes violin, trumpet, glockenspiel, percussion, guitar, and vocals to create intricate arrangements. In order to perform multiple instruments at once, he records musical phrases on-stage using a loop station. He then adds more layers to the songs by playing over himself, creating a surprisingly full sounding ensemble.