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Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)

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Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)

Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb | 01:06:38
World Fusion, Ethnic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Jazzland | # 0602498772249

Singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef is one of the most appealing stars of world music, yet his music still resists categorisation within that vague genre. Last year we heard him in a "supergroup" with Omar Sosa and Anga Diaz, but he sounds more comfortable accompanied by the talented crop of Norwegian musicians loosely associated with "nu-jazz".

This cool style of playing, loose-limbed and hard-edged, provides the perfect backdrop to the Mediterranean warmth of Youssef's compositions. The most significant collaborator is producer-guitarist Eivind Aarset, who supplies backdrops of wide-ranging style and density, while remaining empathetic to Youssef's musical personality.

Youssef can be deep, light-hearted, complex, funky and achingly romantic, sometimes all within one song. The album's pace is leisurely, full of atmosphere, groove and great playing, but rarely self-indulgent; you never forget whose album it is. By taking the most positive aspects of nu-jazz, Aarset and Youssef have forged a thrilling new sound that could make Divine Shadows a crossover hit.

Review by John L Walters, The Guardian

The Vienna-based Youssef here continues the journey he began with his third solo recording, Digital Prophecy (Enja, 2003). He keeps searching for new sounds, and develops his fusion of the Sufi trance music tradition with mesmerizing, electronic, heavily sampled soundscapes.

Youssef still relies on his team of Norwegian musicians, notably guitarist and producer Eivind Aarset, a close collaborator of Norwegian nu-jazz pioneer Nils Petter Molvaer, together with Molvaer familiars Audun Erlien (bass), Rune Arnesen (drums) and Jan Bang (programs). The creative trumpeter Arve Henriksen, with whom Youssef has toured during the last two years, is also featured. The new ensemble is augmented by Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur and the Oslo Session String Quartet.

Perhaps the most beautiful tracks on Divine Shadows are those where Youssef's purified oud playing is set against a veiled electronic background. On "Miel Et Cendres," "Winds And Shadows" and "27th Ethos," the oud blends wonderfully with the arco lines of the Oslo Session String Quartet, and the clever hand percussion of Mazur complements the timbres and colors that Youssef and the string players conjure together. On these cinematic tracks, Youssef creates a seemingly plain soundscape, but with each listening other, deeper layers are revealed.

On "Odd Poetry" Youssef, Aarset and Henriksen hone their close musical affinity, one featured so magnificently during the London Jazz Festival two years ago. Youssef's oud hovers over the metallic lines of Aarset's guitar, and the breathy tone of Henriksen's trumpet counterbalances Youssef's fragile, wordless vocals. The addition of the string quartet at the coda of this track re-emphasises and intensifies the theme that Youssef, Aarset and Henriksen articulated earlier.

Other standout tracks are "Postludium," where Youssef duets with Henriksen's Eastern-sounding trumpet, and the closing "Un Soupir Eternal," featuring the gentle trio of Youssef, singing and playing, Henriksen, and the lurking guitar of Aarset. Unfortunately Youssef and Henriksen don't return to the extended vocal duets they performed at their unforgettable London festival performance.

Divine Shadows is the most crystallized statement by Youssef so far. He's not shy of venturing into new sonic regions, still respects the ancient tradition of the oud, and offers a captivating vision integrating both the past and the future.

Review by Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz

Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)



Tracklist:

01. Cantus Lamentus (3:46)
02. 27th Century Ethos (6:06)
03. Miel et Cendres (5:16)
04. Wind & Shadows (7:38)
05. Odd Poetry (10:11)
06. 27th Ethos (5:05)
07. Persona Non Grata (6:28)
08. Postludium (3:14)
09. Eleventh Stone (6:51)
10. Ivresse Divine (4:16)
11. Un Soupir Eternel (7:47)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 12. December 2008, 12:04

Dhafer Youssef / Divine Shadows

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Analyzed: Dhafer Youssef / Divine Shadows
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DR9 -3.04 dB -15.36 dB 3:46 01-Cantus Lamentus
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Official DR value: DR9

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Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)

Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)

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