woensdag 24 februari 2010

Hamza El Din - Escalay: The Water Wheel (1971)

If this album doesn't blow your mind, than I wonder what will. It certainly blew my mind the first time I heard it. I was unaware of the status of Hamza El Din, but stumbled across this album that contains three songs. One 20-minute song, and two shorter ones. I don't know much about this sort of music. It's from Egypt, he plays on an instrument called Oud, which is the primary instrument in the Middle East.

Just listen to this sacred sounding ethnic album of world class. The copy I'm giving you is of mint quality, and it's best to listen to this on a very late night with the lights out. I did it last night and the impact was devastating. There's a sort of holiness over this album and the way he sings. When I listen to it, I always have the feeling something magical is happening.

song with tar

1 opmerking:

Ozymandias zei

It the best thing I've heard since Fahey. Thanks