|Kalhor, Kayhan & Ali Akbar Mor / In the Mirror of the Sky|
|Album:||In the Mirror of the Sky||Collection:||World|
|Artist:||Kalhor, Kayhan & Ali Akbar Mor||Added:||May 2004|
|Add Date:||2004-08-02||Pull Date:||2004-10-03||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||Oct 3||Sep 26||Sep 19||Sep 12||Sep 5||Aug 22||Aug 15||Aug 8|
|1.||Apr 11, 2006:||the dog and pony show |
|4.||Dec 01, 2004:||The Dog and Pony Show |
Choopi, Foroud, Maqam-E Alwand-Avaz, Majnooni-Bedaah-E Bar Asaas, Gel-E Wa Darreh-Foroud, Maqam-E Gol Wa Khuk, Gol Wa Khuk-Mogadameh, Maqam-E Gel-E Wa Darreh-Avaz, Showgh, Sar Aghaz
|2.||Aug 29, 2005:||subbing for PACC |
Foroud, Maqam-E Alwand-Avaz, Majnooni-Bedaah-E Bar Asaas, Gel-E Wa Darreh-Foroud, Maqam-E Gol Wa Khuk, Gol Wa Khuk-Mogadameh, Maqam-E Gel-E Wa Darreh-Avaz, Showgh, Sar Aghaz
|5.||Oct 02, 2004:||music that doesn't hurt dogs and ponies |
|3.||Dec 15, 2004:||the Dog and Pony Show |
|6.||Sep 30, 2004:||Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces |
This is a fantastic CD. The musicians play Kurdish Kamancheh (spike|
fiddle), Iranian lute (Tanbur), and Tombak (goblet drum). The overall
effect is intermediate between Arab and Indian classical music. The
Tanbur is apparently a predominantly religious instrument, while the
Kamancheh is used predominantly in secular works. This recording is the
first of its kind, and arose because of the friendship of the musicians.
Regardless of its heterodoxy, the music on this CD is amazing! The sounds
of the instruments are similar to sarangi, sitar and tablas, so to my ear
the combination sounded quite natural together. The playing is great,
both in terms of technique and musicality. Recommend tracks 7, 8, 9, and
10, which form a continuous performance, and are best heard together. If
you can only listen to one track, check out 10.
1) Lyrical spike fiddle solo. Lute enters at 1:40. Similar to opening
portion of Raga (highly flexible, slow tempo).
2) Continuation of 1. Spike fiddle and lute continue at quicker temp.
Aptly titled .Joyful Anticipation. which is what it sounds like.
3) Same instruments, + male, highly inflected vocal. Translated lyrics
are very beautiful (liner notes)
4) Continuation of 3. No vocals. Meditative lute solo, spike fiddle
5) Lute, spike fiddle, with Tombak drums. Meditative, but cheerful.
6) Slower, lute and fiddle. Instrumental echo of 3. Increases in
intensity, than falls back into quiet. Lovely, but works best in context.
7) Soaring lute and esp. fiddle solos over complex but rhythmically exact
Tombak drums. Meditative, but exciting.
8) Continuation of 7. Slow, wistful male vocal. Less inflected than 3.
9) Continuation of 8. Rapid thrumming sound on lute. Lute and spike
fiddle trade dazzling solos.
10) Continuation of 9. Tomak joins. Fantastic playing by all three
instruments. Fast tempo, very stirring.
|1.||Sar Aghaz||6.||Gel-E Wa Darreh-Foroud|
|2.||Showgh||7.||Majnooni-Bedaah-E Bar Asaas|
|3.||Maqam-E Gel-E Wa Darreh-Avaz||8.||Maqam-E Alwand-Avaz|
|4.||Gol Wa Khuk-Mogadameh||9.||Foroud|
|5.||Maqam-E Gol Wa Khuk||10.||Choopi|