Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan|
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
The late, great Pakistani Qawwali singer's first collaboration with producer/guitarist Michael Brook took the passionate, gymnastic tenor out of tradition and into trip-hop nation. Recorded at Peter Gabriel's expansive Rea... more »
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The late, great Pakistani Qawwali singer's first collaboration with producer/guitarist Michael Brook took the passionate, gymnastic tenor out of tradition and into trip-hop nation. Recorded at Peter Gabriel's expansive Real World Studios, the album combines ethnic percussion, programmed beats (some by Gabriel himself), Brook's atmospheric and infinite guitar swells, and loop-based motifs with Khan's complex, ornamented vocal delivery and devotional lyrics. On the later Night Song, Brook and Khan perfected their cross-cultural dialogue, though Mustt, with its fiery vocal runs and funky, ethereal production, has become an important touchstone in the ethno-techno movement that includes Transglobal Underground and Loop Guru. --James Rotondi
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I don't know much about Qawaali art...
P. Thompson | the City of the Angels | 07/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i recommend this album for one reason: the song "Nothing Without You" is one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard
it's hard to tell from the brief sample here on Amazon... but the song is pure beauty
i first heard this song (Nothing Without You) on the local Pacifica radio station some years ago... the sound engineer played it between shows... i was so enthralled by it, i immediately called up the station and asked the engineer what he was playing... i wrote it down and at first opportunity sought it out... i was lucky to find the album at my local Tower records (or did i have to special order it? i can't remember... this was pre-internet)
this is one of the songs that sometimes brings tears to my eyes just from its sheer beauty
(some others: Madame George by Van Morrison, Das Lied von die Erde by Mahler, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers... for comparison, in case you wonder what moves my groove)
your mileage may vary... art, afterall, is a matter of taste...
but... this is a profane song, it's a profane album -- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan usually sings sacred music... i personally think this is the closest a love song ever comes to rivalling the most sacred of sacred songs, irrespective of religion or belief system... from this one song alone, i consider him to be a holy man"
The best album to come out of the east...
Lisa A. Gray | pahoa, hi | 01/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
Fulfilling and wonderfully artistic. will be playing at my b&b at the entrance sound... here at the wonderful black sand beach in hawaii...it is worth buying... peace"
Give this album a break
Jonathan Levitt | Somerville, Ma United States | 05/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While I agree that Nusrat unproduced in the raw is the way he was meant to be heard, and anyone who can pick up videos of him performing in Birmingham England at some local center, will be amazed. But this album has its brilliant moments. I think noone can own music and sound, and we love music because we love experimentation and allow artists to interpret and reinterpret styles. I think anyone who thinks that all the music that ever will be has been written , and that everything else is derivative misses the point of creativity. I mean if musicians can come together, so can people of different nations come together in other ways. Artists allow us to bring cultures together, and unite instead of divide. I know thats alot to place on one album, but I believe in pure qawalli and I believe in this blend as well, both are art. So Cheers to the makers of this. You will not be dissapointed."