Madman of God: Divine Love Songs of the Persian Sufi Masters

Madman of God: Divine Love Songs of the Persian Sufi Masters

by Sussan Deyhim
     
 

Remarkably for a singer of such high reputation, who has been active as a recording artist since the mid-1980s, this is Sussan Deyhim's first solo recording. Previous outings included albums created in tandem with Richard Horowitz, the magnificent Majoun among them, and innumerable guest appearances on CDs by the likes of See more details below

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Remarkably for a singer of such high reputation, who has been active as a recording artist since the mid-1980s, this is Sussan Deyhim's first solo recording. Previous outings included albums created in tandem with Richard Horowitz, the magnificent Majoun among them, and innumerable guest appearances on CDs by the likes of Bill Laswell, Jah Wobble, Russell Mills, and Brian Eno. On Madman of God Deyhim returns to the roots of her own musical tradition: a millennium's worth of Sufi love poetry. Familiar folk music to generations of Iranians, Deyhim transcends the merely archival in her interpretations of these classic melodies with her rich, musty vocals and eclectic arrangements. More than ably assisting her are a cross-genre collection of musicians, including Raz Mesinai (aka Badawi), Reggie Workman, Karsh Kale, Horowitz, cellist Dawn Bukholtz Andrews, and Reza Derakhshani on a variety of stringed traditional instruments. Deyhim certainly exercises her gift with flourish; the largely wordless vocal of "Daylaman (Inextricable)" or her show-stopping imitation of tablas on "Negara (Mesmerized Mirror)" are but two striking examples. Together with performances like the elegiac "Hamcho Farhad (Our Tears, Our Wine, Our Sight)" and "Navai (Savage Bird)," with its distinctly Celtic undertones, this album is actually more accessible than her more avant-garde (though equally entrancing) efforts with Horowitz.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
Label:
Crammed Disc Us
UPC:
0876623002123
catalogNumber:
22

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sussan Deyhim   Primary Artist,Vocals
Glen Velez   Percussion,Daff
Will Calhoun   Drums,Udu
Hearn Gadbois   Zarb
Richard Horowitz   Strings
Reggie Workman   Acoustic Bass,Upright Bass
David Soldier   Violin
Reza Derakhshani   Taragat,Ney,Setar,Kamanche
Raz Mesinai   Zarb
Karsh Kale   Tabla,Synthesizer Pads

Technical Credits

David Austin Cook   Engineer
Richard Horowitz   Sample Arrangements
Vincent Kenis   Mastering
John Yates   Engineer
Sussan Deyhim   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Reza Derakhshani   Calligraphy
Paul Van Der Jonckheyd   Mastering
Diego Cortez   Art Direction
James P. Nichols   Engineer

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