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Elysium for the Brave

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    I first became aware of Azam Ali's music when I purchased Vaz "Feast of Silence." Her haunting voice, intermixed with Greg Ellis' elaborate percussion and the instruments of the other musicians captivated me. I next heard Azam Ali on XM radio one evening and went to her website, where I listened to "Elysium for the Brave." Again, I was drawn to her exquisite voice--the way it wove filigrees around the music impressed me with its ethereal tones. I will be adding "Elysium for the Brave" to my CD collection, and I recommend it to listeners who appreciate World Music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Especially beautiful

    Elysium for the Brave is the second solo album by gifted singer Azam Ali. Singing predominantly in English for the first time, the poetic and lyrical verses convey a haunting sense of emotion, longing, and anticipation. A singularly skilled cast of musicians complement Ali's singing with soft, melodic tracks they include King Crimson's rhythm section of trey Gun and Pat Mastellotto, Persian Classical violinist Kiavash Nourai, and film composers Tyler Bates and Jeff Rona, and the Iranian group Niyaz. The resulting mix of ancient and modern instrumentation transcends cultural limitations in a soothing synthesis. Elysium for the Brave is an especially beautiful and helpful CD to listen to while relaxing, meditating, or striving to reduce personal tension. The CD case includes the complete lyrics for the songs, and the CD tracks are Endless Reverie (5:47), Spring Arrives (5:17), In Other Worlds (6:07), Abode (5:59), Forty One Ways (6:09), The Tryst (6:07), From Heaven To Dust (4:18), I Am A Stranger In This World (7:24), and In The Divide (5:18). Highly recommended.

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