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Azam Ali — In Other Worlds
Album: Elysium for the Brave
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Released: 2006
Length: 6:02
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The key to this place
Is a cold you know
The real dispelled
Into the world you know
Doubt, tasted, you fall in
Down you sink
Into her deep devour

She's still the key holder
And through this portal
She courts you now

Endowed with will
And a course your own
Bound by the despair
Of the shoreless hours
Heed this flame
Within the walled empire
This desire
Is all around

She's still the key holder
And through this portal
She courts you now

If love be revealed
In the spark of an eye
Could all be redeemed
In the sea of time
If the stars embed
Like nails into the ground
From the unheard prayers
That have torn up the skies
Would you will it all away
As you sail on your way?
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cool...  love it...


Did it just get all ambient in here all of the sudden?  Someone open a window!
Nice...{#Good-vibes}
What Mr Wilson said...  World Elevator Muzac.


This song is good for the ears...


I feel so unenlightened for not liking it. But I don't.
 nigelr wrote:
Guitar reminds me of Mike Oldfield..............
 

That's it!! Mike Oldfield.. and her voice reminds me of Ofra Haza. Nice blend, methinks.
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Very nice and soothing.
 
soothing ... That's a nice way to say it!  {#Sleep}
Guitar reminds me of Mike Oldfield..............
excellent..love the voice and the instrumentation...
Very nice and soothing.
Hay, Enya!
Semi-tonic bliss!
I'm loving the set — Kashmir (LZ), Sidi Ifni (Cracker), In Other Worlds (Azam Ali).  in the words of Solomons Pijin —Tanggio tu mas, Bill!
Droidac wrote:
She's also the singer for the group Niyaz, who have a great song here on RP.
I uploaded that one! :high-five:
lmic wrote:
I agree, Art is the tonic for all the idiotic things humans do. *Or is that Beer...?
Love it! Mind if I borrow that quote? (Both versions?)
She's also the singer for the group Niyaz, who have a great song here on RP. And for the record, she's been living in the States since 1985.....
RedGuitar wrote:
Yes, one would like to think that music transcends all political, socio-economic, and other boundaries to make us better in some way.
I agree, Art is the tonic for all the idiotic things humans do. *Or is that Beer...?
sucko barf
Pyro wrote:
Shades of Dead Can Dance, with the same slightly flat vocals....which I don't mind.
I'm a big fan of Dead Can Dance, but I would say that DCD takes after this music, rather than vice versa. Azam Ali is Persian (click here), after all, and presumably was brought up with her own musical culture, whereas DCD reworked (ripped-off, if you're a critic) other musical forms. She's the original, Lisa Gerrard the copyist, for all that Gerrard copies and adapts really, really well. I love this sort of stuff, and big kudos to Bill and Becky for putting this and other Azam Ali numbers on RP. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
it sounds good would make a great song to put yourself to sleep with
Alpine wrote:
She is praying for Allah to wipe all infidels from the face of the earth!
Good grief, duh!
ps....SCREW THE ETHNIC CARD,,,MUSIC IS SUPPOSE TO BRIDGE THAT BS!! :-)
YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE SOUND,,,,LISTEN TO THE SONG...LISTEN TO THE MUSIC ....WHY ARE SO MANY SO FRIGGIN DEAF!!!??
:doh:
Sorry Bill, the Cracker song had me reaching for the volume knob. This one has me turning it ... not up, but off.
Geecheeboy wrote:
? I don't think race is the issue.
You are right, the charge of racism is unwarranted. That sublimely lame joke rests on assumptions about her cultural background and religion. So really, the comment was zenophobic, not racist. Relief.
Pyro wrote:
Shades of Dead Can Dance, with the same slightly flat vocals....which I don't mind.
i don't know about semi-tones but this is very sub-par dead can dance, and then i'm being polite. but bill, some dead can dance?
jjbix wrote:
bill, thanks for bringing us diverse music, I like it and can't get this on AM/FM radio . . .
Ditto this sentiment!
jhorton wrote:
They're not, " Slightly flat notes." They are called, " Semi-Tones."
= Bow-Ring
Her version of "The Ace of spades" is terrific!
They're not, " Slightly flat notes." They are called, " Semi-Tones."
Geecheeboy wrote:
? I don't think race is the issue. And I thought it was Madonna at first too.
You're right, I mistyped.
MsJudi wrote:
Got racism?
? I don't think race is the issue. And I thought it was Madonna at first too.
Alpine wrote:
She is praying for Allah to wipe all infidels from the face of the earth!
Got racism?
mabra70 wrote:
What is she praying for? :zip-lip:
She is praying for Allah to wipe all infidels from the face of the earth!
Pyro wrote:
Shades of Dead Can Dance, with the same slightly flat vocals....which I don't mind.
That's what I was gonna say. Beautiful face.
What is she praying for? :zip-lip:
Shades of Dead Can Dance, with the same slightly flat vocals....which I don't mind.
themotion wrote:
Not sure anyone here is too inclined to defend Madonna ...
I'm sorry - I wasn't thinking of jumping on the assertion; I was headed toward something with a dash of pun in it.
ellenaut wrote:
Isn't somebody gonna jump on that?
Not sure anyone here is too inclined to defend Madonna ...
parrothead wrote:
Who came first, her or madonna?
Isn't somebody gonna jump on that?
Brilliant jump from the Twilight Zone. :clap:
drealester wrote:
nice song but better played in the morning and not in the afternoon slump..zzzzzz....
It IS 9:30 in the morning. :cheesygrin:
nice song but better played in the morning and not in the afternoon slump..zzzzzz....
Who came first, her or madonna?
This is the most soporific song I've heard yet on RP. As a matter of fact, I'm so sleepy I can't fin.....
bill, thanks for bringing us diverse music, I like it and can't get this on AM/FM radio . . .
How come Bill plays all this downbeat stuff right at the end of the workday when I'm already struggling to keep my eyes open? I know it's only 12:40p where you are Bill--but c'mon, we need something to wake up us East Coast drones!
or insane asylum-in a good way though--I'm just as sane as anyone-it's just a game I play for fun--for funInamorato wrote:
This song carries me to Elysium.
hippiechick wrote:
The only reason I brought this up is because I have seen previous comments by others about Middle Eastern music.
Yes, one would like to think that music transcends all political, socio-economic, and other boundaries to make us better in some way.
Intoxicating!
...i'm contemplating buying this album - done, along with patrick watson's close to paradise... ...why do i always feel compelled to buy albums in pairs?..
Enya meets Loreena McKennitt
Beaker wrote:
Hung up? What negatives? Does someone here got have ill feelings towards music out of the middle east? If so, take a flying focking run at the door, thankyouverymuch. Music has nothing to do with politics. Or shouldn't. And I'm sure not hearing anything here. Leave politics out of the equation, thankyouverymuch.
The only reason I brought this up is because I have seen previous comments by others about Middle Eastern music.
This song carries me to Elysium.
Hmm. Lots of Azam Ali lately.
Karmala wrote:
Hi friend, What you need is a globality-check.
Not my cup of tea, and I don't care where she is from.
lattalo wrote:
I can honestly say this song is giving me a headache, I have to turn the volumn down, way down.
Hi friend, What you need is a globality-check.
Very cool song.
I can honestly say this song is giving me a headache, I have to turn the volumn down, way down.
This album is FANTASTIC! She has a wonderful haunting voice. Don't get hung up on the negatives of the Middle Eastern aspect of it.
I just love the way this song sounds. She has a very unique quality to her voice. :good-vibes:
Need to hear the rest of it still, but loving the intro.
AHHHH!!! What a debut! Azam Ali was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in India from the age of four in the small town of Panchgani, a hill station in the state of Maharashtra. There she attended an international co-educational boarding school for eleven years, all the while absorbing India's music and culture throughout her formative years.