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Top Ranked Album in my Collection,
This review is from: Arabesque (Audio CD)
This CD must be by far the very best, off-the-shelf, previously unknown, purchases I have ever made. So great is my love of the Der Boucha track (1st on the CD) that it is constantly on repeat in my head, my car and everywhere else I can play it. I have recomended it to all my friends and most of them now own a copy, including some well known DJ's on the London club scene.
I bought this album over a year ago at the airpot. Bieng of Arabic extraction, it instantly caught my attention. If you ever go to trendy night clubs and bars nowadays, you can't miss the move towards the Arabesque style of music with the rythmical tabla and distinct arabic/eastern scale of music blended in with the moderen vibes of Trance-Like-Lounge-music. It is in one word "hedonistic", invading the senses with the haunting tunes of the Nai (arabic reed flute) so renouned over centuries in my world for it's almost hypnotic powers and senses melting effects.
One year after buying this CD and it's still on my top shelf, I've even danced to it at the foot of the Pyramids on new years eve with my girlfriend who was awestruck by it's enchanting music and blend with the scenery.
The only reason it doesn't have a 5 star rating is that I also totally agree with the previous reviewers. I'd like to add that the tracks they didn't like sound even worse heard through arabic ears. When you consider that the singer(s) can't pronounce any of the arabic words (wit a lot of the letters unpronounceable in western languages), and sound dreadfull in any case. They would have been far better off just putting in some more of those excellent music tracks instead.
I'd also like to add that Momo's introduction in the sleeve cover is very good and interesting to say the least.