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Atlas, Natacha / Mounqaliba: In A State Of Reversal
Album:Mounqaliba: In A State Of Reversal Collection:World
Artist:Atlas, Natacha Added:11/2010
Label:Six Degrees Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-01 Pull Date:2011-07-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:3 Jul19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May8 May
Airplays:11122212

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 05 Jan 12:MEDITERRANEANS
Mediterraneans
4.Thu, 27 Oct 11:Ramzi S.
Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
2.Thu, 17 Nov 11:Ramzi S.
Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
5.Thu, 06 Oct 11:Ramzi S.
Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
3.Thu, 10 Nov 11:Ramzi S.
Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
6.Tue, 28 Jun 11:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2011-03-21 
961-321
Atlas, Natacha

Album consists of short & long tracks in English & Arabic interspersed with monologues that sound very philosophical. Lots of piano interludes in various tracks that sets the mood for the tracks. The Arabic pieces work the best in this album.

Aside: Apparently the songs in this album were influenced by the works of the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Try 2, 6, 10, 16
1. Slow intro.
2. Languid & dreamy.
3. A philosophic sounding commentary in English.
4. Short. Piano interlude.
5. Piano sets the mood. Slow. Moody. (Arabic)
6. Lilting Arabic melody sung in English.
7. Percussion is what sets the mood in this Arabic piece.
Slow, mesmerizing.
8. Moody piano intermixed with vocals.
9. Slow, soft crooning. Almost like a lullaby.
10. Starts with a short monologue & then turns
into a slow monotonous sounding piece.
11. Slow, infectious percussion with languid
singing in Arabic
12. Sounds like an old-fashioned Arabic song
with that old fashioned French overtone. Slow.
13. Another spoken interlude.
14. Slow. A bit on the heavy side. Moody.
15. English monologue. Then it sounds like a
Muezzin’s call for evening prayer.
16. Lilting. Great sounding.
17. Short piece that tried to capture the mood of a
bazaar or a street corner.
18. Slow. Lingering.

Kamla March 21, 2011

Track Listing
1.Intro 10.Direct Solutions Interlude
2.Makaan 11.Lahazat Nashwa
3.Matrah Interlude 12.La Nuit Est Sur La Ville
4.Bada Al Fajr 13.Fresco's Interlude
5.Muwashah Ozkourini 14.Choroub
6.River Man 15.Evening Interlude
7.Batkalim 16.Taalet
8.Mounqaliba 17.Egypt Interlude
9.Le Cor, Le Vent 18.Nafourat El Anwar