September 25, 2002
Tracks from the Sijjin/Illiyin
CD, "A flowing groove of revolving rhythms and melodies that provide the
listener with a space that contracts and expands all the while exploring the edge
of trance and house. Seamless transitions keep the listener locked into a finely
crafted composition." -- From Muhammad Mehdi's web
Divine rights..... Performed live at the Blue Sky festival in Big
Bear, California, August 2000.
Call to prayer..... Intro track to the Sijjin/Illiyin CD.
The rest are also from this CD.
Inshirah..... It has an anthem-style trance. The abrupt start
and ending to the track is due to the fact that the CD was created as one long continuous
piece, and then cut up for this feature.
No worries..... The gateway to "Sijjin", the second
half of the CD. No particular stlye, but hey, no worries... ;) hmm.
Truthful ways..... Track 7 is the first house track on the CD,
in contrast to the begining trance of illiyin. The CD continues as one composition
Irrational impulses..... Just like the name, "irrational impulses".
This track wraps up the Sijjin/Illiyin CD. It's a deep vocal house track
with female Indian vocals. Appropriately titled "Sijjin" in response to
many Muslims who seem to take things for granted and make up rules of their own.
I've gotten many negative response from certain Muslims who think music to be unlawful.
And every time I respond back with the Quran: "who forbids the beautiful gifts
of Allah... we bestowed on some more and greater gifts than others... to David we
gave the gift of the psalms". Nonetheless, it is all up to God, for Allah knows
best. May he forgive me for my mistakes.
Track 17 on the CD, "Hush" is a short transitional orchestrial
piece written for the blue sky performance. Tthe message: "You can't change
things overnight, but you're making great progress. The reply being "not enough"
for we aught not stop striving.
Closing..... This is track 19 on the CD, "closing"
another orchestrial piece for the end... Hope you enjoy it...
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