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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:Nov 2010
Label:Six Degrees Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-01 Pull Date:2011-07-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 3Jun 19Jun 12Jun 5May 29May 22May 15May 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 05, 2012:Mediterraneans
4.Oct 27, 2011:Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
La Nuit Est Sur La Ville
2.Nov 17, 2011:Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
La Nuit Est Sur La Ville
5.Oct 06, 2011:Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
La Nuit Est Sur La Ville
3.Nov 10, 2011:Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
La Nuit Est Sur La Ville
6.Jun 28, 2011:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2011-03-21 
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