|Amine & Hamza / Fertile Paradoxes|
|Artist:||Amine & Hamza||Added:||05/2017|
|Label:||Arc Music Group|
|Add Date:||2017-05-18||Pull Date:||2017-07-20||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||16 Jul||9 Jul||2 Jul||25 Jun||18 Jun||28 May||21 May|
|1.||Jul 15, 2017:||Old Fart at Play |
|4.||Jul 08, 2017:||Old Fart at Play |
|2.||Jul 13, 2017:||Melange |
Love Is An Eternal Journey
|5.||Jul 06, 2017:||Neural facilitation |
|3.||Jul 12, 2017:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Lullaby For Leo
|6.||Jul 05, 2017:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Letter To God
Tunisian brothers Amine and Hamza M’raihi are masters of the oud and kanun (kind of like a Middle Eastern zither), both are major instruments in Arabic classical music. This is an exploration of global harmony through the addition of everything from a south Indian frame drum to a full chamber orchestra. An interesting and unpredictable mix that has elements of jazz, flamenco, Arabic music, and Indian ragas. Some tracks include vocals. Wonderful guest stars make up |
“The Band Beyond Borders.” Tracks feature many variations of mood and tempo, starting off one way & then wandering in another. Tight arrangements, top-notch playing, great interplays. It’s all good, just pick one. You won’t be able to predict where it will go.
1. Slow and lyrical then picks up at about 2:00 w/Indian vocals. Great drumming and strings. A really lovely journey.
2. Trilling strings, Celtic-esque w/ tabla. Great interplay of instrument
3. Dreamy then an uptempo jazz-infused jam. Seriously good playing.
4. Delicate chamber strings ‘til about 3:00 then a playful & bright mix.
5.Relaxed layers of strings. Gets fast & lively with an almost bluegrass feel. So good!
6. Sweet & swaying low-key, klezmer-ish then full into a busy Arabic jam w/great playing from all. Then relaxed again, then…
7. Slow cello opens, mostly midtempo w/ a cinematic feeling. Sharp blend of strings, some flaminco palmas. Nice arrangement.
8. Midtempo Arabic-jazz sound, then the tabla perks things up and it gets moving.
|2.||Love Is An Eternal Journey||6.||Cafe Tunis|
|3.||Brahim's Dream||7.||Letter To God|
|4.||Lullaby For Leo||8.||Frozen Rivers|