Wahid / Inside Silence
Album: Inside Silence   Collection:General
Artist:Wahid   Added:Feb 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-02-20 Pull Date: 2011-04-24
Week Ending: Apr 24 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 26, 2011: at the cafe bohemian
4. Apr 08, 2011: gilt
2. Jun 17, 2011: gilt
5. Apr 02, 2011: Music Casserole
3. Apr 21, 2011: Double Daydream Disaster
6. Mar 18, 2011: The Deep End and the Jitters
Yagcilar Zeybek

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-02-15
Duo of Oud and frame drums, cymbals, take on a slight western tinge but avoid any crappy “new agey” watering down that such formula usually results in. Some seriously lovely stuff. In case “oud and frame drums” doesn’t mean anything to you: traditional middle eastern instruments. The recording is western: quality top notch, the sentiment takes on the urgency and clarity of western music perfectionist, a la McLaughlin’s Shakti, and there is a certain gravitation to melodic hooks, a western thing. But its traditional and I’m realizing as I type I might have passed this by Decca first, a testament as to the traditional stylings of this. Dreamy stuff for sure, demonstrating the beauty of these instruments, the skill of the players.

1) upbeat, melodic but not overtly western, pleasant 2) tad darker, tribal minor, cool
3) slower sexy, pretty, slow hip swinging loveliness
4) almost a catchy “spy” melody, hook
5) slow deep, darker feel
6) oud heavy and slow, percussion comes in later and it picks up
7) 2 minute slow intro then a drum kit appears and it takes on a western feel, almost a jam, minor and hypnotic
8) a minor toned somewhat improv feel, mid to upbeat featuring oud picking
9) slow and sexy, like a snake dance at half speed, drugged out

Track Listing
1. Inside Silence   5. The Outcast
2. Airlift   6. Trust And Enjoy
3. Alexander's Regrets   7. Sunlight
4. Madzub   8. Solidarity
  9. Yagcilar Zeybek