Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Her voice is so vulnerable and beautiful I don’t even know how to describe it. If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us. In This Divide Azam Ali. Elysium for the Brave Azam Ali was born in Iran, raised in India, and currently resides in the USA and she blends her polycultural influences beyond what the human mind can imagine.

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But Elysium for the Brave elevates Ali to a whole other elysiun. Her artistic strength mostly lies in crafting unique Middle Eastern pieces highlighting her vocals and it is hard to capture the intensity without using the region’s tye and instruments as on the Indian dirge “Abode”. Unlike her works with Vas and Niyaz, there are a few non-Eastern songs on this album, such as the album opener and this one, where you’ll get lost in the beauty of forlornly ringing guitar notes and dark mysticism.

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Another Crimson member, Trey Gunn, also appears on the album, and even co-wrote the mood-intensive piece “The Tryst”, employing minimal guitar effects that underlie Ali’s vocal lament. Recording Date November, – February, Jazz Latin New Age.

Six Degrees Records Hits: Hanging Out Imagination Long Walk. Now singing some of her material in English, and further blurring the lines between traditional acoustic instrumentation and electronic synthetics, Ali interlaces the vocal and the instrumental, the new and the old, the spiritual and the erotic, into one seamlessly sewn quilt of atmospheres, textures, and unexpected, breathtaking leaps. Streams Videos All Posts.

azam ali elysium for the brave

Though there is a vague Persian sadness incorporated into the song, this is yet another attempt to branch out and explore new territories. This time around, she is supported by King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto whose amazing percussion work on the brabe song “Endless Reverie”, blended with Ali’s impossibly beautiful vocals, is like the perfect combination of tribal beats and electronics, something brav never heard from Ali before.


I Am a Stranger in This World. Elysium for the Brave Azam Ali was born in Iran, raised in India, and currently resides in the USA and she blends her polycultural influences beyond what the human mind can imagine. Whereas Ali ‘s previous work often verged on new age, its breathy gentleness alluring but ultimately limiting, on Elysium Ali — who wrote the album’s lyrics and co-produced it with Rizzo — hurls herself into the void, allows creative vision to intervene and takes her vocal instrument to places it never before indicated it could go.

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Azam Ali – Elysium for the Brave

Elysium for the Brave is her second solo statement, which she has co-produced with Carmen Rizzo Niyaz and sees her taking her already amazing style several steps further. From Heaven to Dust. Having discovered her on Mercan Dede’s Breath album where she does her unique Persian-styled vocal melodies mostly going for wordless harmonies, I felt compelled to seek everything she participated in and was absolutely thrilled she experiments with the same style on songs like “I Am a Stranger in This World”, which she co-wrote with Loga Roman Torkian, her partner in Niyaz; and the mesmerizing “From Heaven to Dust”, an atmospheric elegy drenched in western beats and Indian percussion.

She has now proved that she is so alj more than just a singer with a great voice; her understanding of melody, rhythm, and vocal hhe leaves me speechless. Visit Our Friends At: Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Elysium for the Brave

Ali still uses lots of Persian and Indian lyrics in her songs. In This Divide Azam Ali. Her velvet brrave convey sensuality and heartfelt emotion, and are carefully placed atop an ethereal guitar theme.


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The second solo album by the Iran-born, India-raised, L. Check this disc out even if you’re remotely interested in world music that is unafraid to infuse electronics and minimalism into its tapestry.

azam ali elysium for the brave

Stream or buy on: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. An incredible amount of nuance and coherent body of work slysium to heighten the unmatched emotional power of Ali’s voice and compositional skills to a higher level.

Beginning in the late ’90s as half of the duo Vas with percussionist Greg Ellisone-third of the group Niyaz with Loga Ramin Torkian and Carmen Rizzoand on her own, Azam Ali quietly established a reputation as one of the purest, most captivating voices in world music.

Known for her collaborations with a vast array of musicians, including members from Nine Inch Nails, the guitar virtuoso Buckethead, the Turkish world music composer Mercan Dede, and the Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, she also fronts rhe amazing bands: It is amazing to hear Ali sing in English — her older fans know how moving she can get when she sings in Persian and Indian, but to see that she is actually capable of applying her talents to more “straightforward” pieces is nothing short of astounding.

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