Elysium For The Brave

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Elysium For The Brave 53:02 $11.98
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1 Endless Reverie 5:52 $1.49 Buy
2 Spring Arrives 5:21 $1.49 Buy
3 In Other Worlds 6:11 $1.49 Buy
4 Abode 6:03 $1.49 Buy
5 Forty One Ways 6:13 $1.49 Buy
6 The Tryst 6:08 $1.49 Buy
7 From Heaven To Dust 4:24 $1.49 Buy
8 I Am A Stranger In This World 7:28 44.1/16 Album only
9 In This Divide 5:22 $1.49 Buy

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Elysium for the Brave, Azam's second solo album, signals a new turn in her musical evolution. The album, her most ambitious work to date, brings together musicians from varied musical backgrounds performing in diverse permutations. Singing predominantly in English for the first time, the songs are based on lyrics written by Azam herself and reveal a poetic lyricism heard only in glimpses of her previous works.

From the new CD's opening track, "Endless Reverie," it becomes immediately apparent that Ali has moved into new and exciting sonic territory. The frame drum pulse is familiar but the percolating synthesizer textures and haunting vocals sung in English take the song into a darkly beautiful place that exists between the worlds of electronic rock and global fusion. This fascinating terrain is also occupied by the tracks, "In Other Worlds," "In this Divide" and "Forty One Ways." While impeccable electronics and programming abound on Elysium for the Brave, they are balanced throughout the CD with traditional instrumentation. The gorgeous lafta and hand drums which propel "Spring Arrives" and the insistent ney flute which lends a haunting quality to "I Am a Stranger in this World" are brilliant examples of how organic and electronic instrumentation can beautifully co-exist. In fact, despite the mix of ancient and modern instrumentation, Elysium for the Brave is a highly coherent body of work that weaves together all of Azam's cultural and musical influences into a tapestry of atmospheric rock, electronic, and global sounds.