Burnside Album Details

Fattah, Ahmed Abdel, The Sword Dance

"Magic Dances is a collection dedicated to Oriental Dance, in which we endeavor to produce music that meets the needs of the most creative dancers. All pieces are original and recorded in Egypt by the finest Arabic musicians. This work pursues two main aims, to offer the most inspirational pieces to dance either with or without sword, and to create mysterious ambient music with an Egyptian flair to enjoy at a party or just relaxing. All the pieces have been especially composed for this album by the Egyptian musician Ahmed Abdel Fattah. It includes three songs with lyrics written by the poet Ezzeldin Hassan based on producer's original ideas. It includes pieces in the purest Egyptian style, involving traditional instruments and full orchestras. On other, we have explored a fusion of electronic and acoustic music. The result is fabulous and incredibly evocative.