nusrat - where do i begin, and is it worth it ?

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piscesboy, Wednesday, 23 October 2002 17:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure about most of his stuff, but I like the Bandit Queen soundtrack a bunch. I also intend to get some of his early 90s albums sometime.

A Nairn (moretap), Thursday, 24 October 2002 02:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i miss deraymi :(

geeta (geeta), Thursday, 24 October 2002 02:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oops deraymi lives!!

i miss ramosi and s trife :(

geeta (geeta), Thursday, 24 October 2002 03:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yes deraymi lives in another disguise!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 24 October 2002 08:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Real World discs get derided for not being authentic but are still pretty nice and a good place to start. Five years after hearing Mustt Mustt I was buying very authentic casettes in the ancient muslim quarter of Dehli so it needn't stop you. The one with Allah Hoo is especially catchy.

Mustt Mustt is remixed and augemnted by Peter Brook and puts him in short 3-4 minutes songs but is still very pretty and definitly the best of the remix albums, I wouldn't recomend Star Rise as a good starting point as its very much dancefloor orientated remixes and a fair amount isn't that great.

tigerclawskank, Thursday, 24 October 2002 12:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Allah Hoo" is my token favorite Qawali song. I saw Mehr and Shehr Ali perform it live and it stuck in my head for a long time afterward. Otherwise I haven't gotten into this music very much. The vocal style is actually quite a bit different from Arabic singing.

Rockist Scientist, Thursday, 24 October 2002 13:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw him live too - several times - and as a result love everything Ive got by him, from the Brook stuff and the remix album right through to Iranian bootlegs with 15 minute songs performed live.

jon (jon), Thursday, 24 October 2002 16:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There is a S/D for Nusrat Fateh Ai Khan in the current issue of Songlines.

Rockist Scientist, Thursday, 24 October 2002 21:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Would you believe I never heard him till just now? I put on Mustt Mustt and am really liking it. His voice is very strong and impressive. I actually enjoy the way the Michael Brook guitars and synths and Peter Gabriel drum machines are fused with the traditional elements. I don't think I've ever listened to Qawali, in Westernized form or otherwise, before. He did some project with Eddie Vedder, right? What was that like?

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 4 April 2004 06:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dead Man Walking soundtrack. It works surprisingly well. But the straight-ahead Qawali stuff is worth your time if you are impressed by his voice--you could do worse than the first Real World release, "Shahen-Shah" (though I found it more manageable on LP than CD--the latter added a few tracks).

no opinion, Sunday, 4 April 2004 07:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the point of that being that the music can be a bit overwhelming

no opinion, Sunday, 4 April 2004 07:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

doin the trick this morning tbh

a full circle lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 10 October 2009 02:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Listening to the Supreme Collection Volume 1 right now. Just amazing stuff esp. in 20 minute trance inducing chunks rather than 6-7 minutes "songs".

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Saw him in Ohio back during college -- it was an...experience.

Just listened to the two collabs with Michael Brook on Real World--Mustt Mustt and Night Music--both of which are engaging. Brook is an interesting character -- Eno and Lanois associate, influence on Edge with his "infinite guitar," and has done a series of collabs with different folks with a real focus on atmosphere, including several world music fusions that are kind of Laswell-but-better. Perhaps the most notable of these is Miss America with Mary Margaret O'Hara, the vocals for which a Perfect Sound Forever feature compare to...Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 01:06 (five years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Pulled out Traditional Sufi Qawwlis: Live in London and listening to Volume 1. Amazing stuff.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 8 September 2013 02:39 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

It's maybe not for the purists, but "Mustt Mustt" sounding so uplifting and hopeful this morning .

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 10 November 2017 14:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

One for the ‘things you can not find on the internet thread’ but does anyone know who did the early 90s remix of Musst Musst that got played to death for years on Sunrise Radio and the like? It was faster and more upbeat than the Peter Brook or Massive Attack versions.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 10 November 2017 15:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Personally, I'd like a guide to qawaali that isn't Nusrat or the Sabri Bros (who I prefer, esp Ya Habib).

Sanpaku, Friday, 10 November 2017 17:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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