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|Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Michael Brook|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
Canadian experimental guitarist Brook and the late, "shining star of Qawwal" come together for a second time to bring the music of Pakistan into a creative new realm. If you are a traditionalist who wants nothing but Pakis... more »
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Canadian experimental guitarist Brook and the late, "shining star of Qawwal" come together for a second time to bring the music of Pakistan into a creative new realm. If you are a traditionalist who wants nothing but Pakistani music, stay away. This album is soaked in ambient electronic guitar noises and some of Khan's most out-of-the-tradition singing. These experiments are not to be confused with lots of the electro-noodling, however. Both artists were devoted to their gods and their music, and it shows in the potency of these tracks. Brook seems to have been a natural match for Nusrat and has drawn out an unusual performance that probably fulfills the ideas that were only hinted at in their first collaboration, Musst Musst. --Louis Gibson
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William W. (wdavidw) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 10/29/2010...
Pretty nice album for a change of pace. Ethnic Pakistani vocalist, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, does take a bit to get used to by western standards, but I think when paired with ambient guitarist Michael Brooks the collaborative effects are pretty well done. If you enjoy some of Peter Gabriel's ethnic influences on some of his more recent work, it's sort of along that line. Many years ago Gabriel released an album of world music called Womad. I don't think it ever was put on CD, but that album got me interested in international artist.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 03/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am writing a review of Night Music because I feel that Nusrat's music is very important to rock and roll. This Pakistani singer, who sadly passed away a few years back, had the power to touch the soul with his singing. Though I can't understand a word he said, Night Music's feelings are well received. I like to think of Nusrat's music as mesmerizing and hypnotic as well as emotionally raw. Michael Brook just enhances Nusrat's ideas, making this recording a haunting, painfully sweet listen. This is a must have for any rock collector. Thank you to Peter Gabriel for creating his RealWorld label in which we get to hear such fine musicians from other countries of the world."
"We do not sing, we are made to sing."
James Ferguson | Vilnius, Lithuania | 06/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is best known for Qawwali music, the devotional music of the Sufis, taking it to incredible heights, but here we see perhaps his most successful cross-over album, with an excellent supporting cast, including Michael Brook on infinite guitar, keyboards and percussion, that gives Nusrat's music a broader feel. It was really a shame to lose Nusrat at the peak of his career. He had become involved in so many fascinating projects, including singing with Eddie Vedder on "The Face of Love," from the soundtrack to "Dead Man Walking." His soaring harmonics were a badly needed infusion into the world music scene, when it was beginning to grow stale."