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The Rain [Live]

Kayhan Kalhor, Ghazal Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (19 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B00008UAGA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Nadim Bakhshov VINE VOICE
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Ghazal 'The Rain' is a fusion group of Indian and Persian Music.
Classically, Indian rags tend to go from slow to fast, building up faster and more complex improvised patterns. This music pretty much follows the same structure but the presence of a Persian musician and instrument means that we are pulled back from Indian per se into an ancient fusion music that perhaps is best described as the flip side of the Arabic-Spanish stretch of the Islamic Empire circa 1300.
It is wonderfully lyrical and catchy. Persia was responsible for a profound cultural flowering in ancient Islamic culture. It is like a Spain of the East. Musically, you sense its presence in the lyricism and modality of the music.
It bears repeated listening and, under the aegis of ECM, deserves the wider audience. Those who seek to fuse the oud with Spanish Flamenco (Juan Martin, Radio Tarifa) are seeking out the same parallels and histories that this album taps into on the Eastern side of Arabia.
Thoroughly recommended.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful synthesis of musical traditions 26 Mar 2005
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This is a wonderful synthesis of traditions. From its opening ... slow, atmospheric, carrying you to some sublimely tranquil, contemplative place ... you can imagine watching the rainwaters caressing the greenery of your garden as you sit and absorb the slow but irresistible pace of life. This is mood music - intense, evocative, capable of carrying you off to some imagined place ... just close your eyes, go there, escape.
The instruments range through melodic and rhythmic palettes, painting colours and images, and then the voice enters with such grace and restraint, it makes you highly conscious of melodrama and self-importance of so many Western singers. This is minimalist music - it is stripped back to honesty, without the glitz and hype of the pop world - it is music which has an essential narrative quality even if the musical styles and language are wholly alien to you.
The three tracks rise in intensity, but you are always conscious of the immediacy of the playing, of the sustained musicianship, traditional, yet irreverent in places, not afraid to venture into new territory. It's music for creative relaxation, for sitting back and allowing the sounds to transport you wherever thou wouldst go ... music with humanity and passion, culminating in the buoyancy of the final track where the swirling rhythms spin you into life and energise you for a return to a more mundane world.
Excellent, excellent!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music of shifting sands and starlight 2 April 2011
By Lady Fancifull TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Having been steered towards Kayhan Kalhor by another reviewer (thank you E.L. Wisty) I stumbled across Ghazal, a fusion between Kalhor's Iranian music, using the traditional `spike violin' or kamancheh and the sitar and tabla of Indian music. And this has hooked me most soundly. This is high, wild, yearning music, filled with aching longing. It is a beautiful, dynamic improvised dialogue between musicians, a wonderful mixture of restraint, control, discipline, humility, and something spacious, unfettered and dynamic. The three musicians seem to be deeply listening to each other, and to the music which is arising between them. My only cavil is that I wished the sound engineers had not recorded the applause between the tracks (it's a recording of a live concert) Each track took me somewhere, and the applause at the end was a bit of a slap in the face!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very sensitive and masterful recording 26 May 2013
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There is something almost transcendent, something beyond space and time to this sensitive and masterful meeting of Indian and Persian music. It feels even more convincing than their earlier beautiful collaboration album "Lost Songs from the Silk Road". Thoroughly recommended.
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