SUSSAN DEYHIM & BILL LASWELL - Shy Angels - CD - CRAW26
Autores: Sussan Deyhim, Bill Laswell, Reggie Workman, Dawn Avery, Glen Velez, Hamid Drake, Karsh Kale, Abegasu Shiota, Aiyb Dieng, Abdou Mboup, Hearn Gadbois, Karsh Kale, Zakir Hussain, Michael Harrison, Reza Derakhshani
Editor: Crammed Discs
Géneros: Electronic, Drum'n'Bass, Downtempo, Ambient, Persian Pop, Dub
The previous three artists whose work was revisited by Bill Laswell are Miles Davis, Bob Marley and Carlos Santans... we were therefore both honored & thrilled when the mighty Bill (whose credentials as a producer include names such as Laurie Anderson, Afrika Bambaataa, George Clinton, Yoko Ono, and most recently Herbie Hancock) accepted to create a new interpretation of Iranian diva Sussan Deyhim's "Madman Of God" album.
The result is magnificent and provides a continuous, 45 minutes listening experience which includes re-arranged versions of all albms's songs, featuring new performances by musicians including Karsh Kale, renowned Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain and others, on top of the original albums's line-up (Reggie Workman, Glen Valez, Reza Derakhshani etc).
"Madman of God", which came out in 2000, is Sussan Deyhim's uniquely personal reading of devine love poems by Rumi, Saadi and other Persian Sufi masters, set to a mixture of traditional Persioan music and delicate electronics, her extraordinary vocals being the central focus.