Pakistan Is for the Peaceful

Ustad Saami - Pakistan Is for the Peaceful
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 30 ratings
Liked by 3 people
October 9, 2020 / Release Date
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Khyal / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH
Qawwali is comprised of a mere 49 sacred notes passed from generation to generation, and Saami passes tranquilly across them all. With only that framework of notes at his disposal, the master Ustad Naseeruddin Saami has shared a new musical language that is universal, one of invigorated love, rebelliousness and the bravery of kindness.
80
Uncut
Play loud, and be transported.
60
Mojo
Three long, meditative ideals of 49-note microtonal singing (eg astonishing breath control) from Saami's Karachi rooftop with his sons on slowly ecstatic backing. Saami is the last surti master (a less excitable qawwali) and truly one of a kind.
Houdanny
80

Hauntingly visceral, this album features droning vocals that seemingly hover endlessly across these microtonal instrumentals that conjure up a very scenic sound. Reminds me a lot of the more dronier moments on Daughter of Darkness. Really captivated by this album!

Standout: Aman (peace)
Favs: Prayer for a saint, true notes
Least fav: n/a

CheapandLethal
60

Fairly uninspired

77

Ustad Saami ponownie tworzy piękne arabskie modły o pokoju. Brzmi to wciąż bardzo dobrze i rozluźniająco.

https://ustadsaami.bandcamp.com/album/pakistan-is-for-the-peaceful

Ustad Saami again created a beautiful Arabic prayers for peace. It still sounds very good and relaxing.

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Track List

  1. Prayer for a Saint
  2. Aman (Peace)
  3. True Notes ("Happy Morning")
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Added on: August 10, 2020