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|Faisal Taher, Transcendental, Rosie Wiederkehr|
Steam (Hamam: The Turkish Bath) - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Steam is the original soundtrack of a Turkish film using the music of two Genoese composers, Aldo De Scalzi and Pivio, who go by the name of Transcendental. The sound of Transcendental is a contemporary fusion of vibrant w... more »
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Steam is the original soundtrack of a Turkish film using the music of two Genoese composers, Aldo De Scalzi and Pivio, who go by the name of Transcendental. The sound of Transcendental is a contemporary fusion of vibrant world music, religious rites, and current technology. Using traditional influences derived from Sufi trance ceremonies along with shimmering electronics, Middle Eastern percussion, and impassioned vocals, Transcendental's distinctive ethno-ambient electronica is both exotic and deeply compelling. A progressive excursion into modern trance music, Steam's soundtrack integrates new and old instruments with Turkish, Italian, and Asian melodies. With hypnotic percussion, weeping violin, and a seductive-sounding stick bass all worked into the mix, this disc is a lush and romantic collection that can transport the listener to an enchanting musical milieu. --Mitch Myers
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A sensuous soundtrack
Michael J. Mazza | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 10/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Steam (Hamam: The Turkish Bath)," the CD, is the soundtrack to a film by Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek. Although I haven't seen the film, the soundtrack has become one of my favorites. This is a sensuous, beautiful collection of music with a sound that is ancient, exotic, and modern all at once. The liner notes record that several exotic-sounding instruments are part of the CD's musical tapestry. Instruments listed include qraqeb, derbouka, nansur ney, kawwal, and monotsapuno. The liner notes also describe the international elements that combined to produce this remarkable music. Vocal performances are contributed by Rosie Wiederkehr and Faisal Taher.The selections on the CD are a nice mix: all instrumental pieces, male vocal solo, female vocal solo, and group vocals. The music is sometimes haunting and mystical, and sometimes so rousing that you might jump up and start belly dancing. "Steam" is a really beautiful, exciting CD. If you are interested in movie soundtracks or world music, I recommend this CD to you."
Mesmerizing! Truly a hypnotic experience..
Michael J. Mazza | 10/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just from the very moment i heard the opening tunes of Hamam (Bosphorus version) i was captivated! It is so ethereal yet very earthly. The funny thing is that, the music (and the film itself) allowed me to re-explore this beautiful city with unblinking eyes. Looking at the ever-changing blue of the Bosphorus, walking down the anonymous back-streets, and feeling the light breeze of an old city while listening to this enchanting album left me breathless. It's a modern classic with "secret" vocals between the melodies. It just adds another dimension to your ears that you won't ever forget. Don't miss it. You might be missing a once-in-a-lifetime experience..."
Can you feel the "Steam"?
email@example.com | Toronto, Canada & Hong Kong | 04/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a great album! From the back cover,"The exotic, sensual score is influenced by traditional Turkish/Ottoman melodies and the trance ceremonies of the Sufi dervishes, as well as the cultured Turkish music of the early 1900s and contemporary ambient music",i'm sure you will know what it means after you hear the album,and you may wonder,"how about go and watch this "Steam-y" film!" This sensual album also reminds me of "Enigma". I am also attracted to the cover of this album too, favourite tracks: 11,13,14,17"