on 22 August 2012
I bought this CD after attending a concert where the duo played with another duo (Double Duo) of master oud and percussion exponents. That was something but, I wasn't disappointed with this album at all. It's beautiful, haunting, powerful and medidative, romantic, passionate, all at the same time. I play the tracks as a warm-up at my Egyptian dance classes but some of them are danceable too, particularly track 1 (my favourite piece). Captivating, serene yet strong, all that's missing is a DVD of them playing to accompany it, as that's fascinating to see , especially the percussion. Recommended for any lover of middle eastern music but also really accessible.