el-Hadra is the rhythmic Trance-Meditation of the Sufis.
Recorded in the rhythmic trance style of the Sufi mystical tradition. Soaring phrasing and light pulsating tablas are supported by ethereal sounds from the zither. The pulse of the rhythm is very important because it corresponds with the breath and heartbeat at the same time. This leads to FANA - the devotion to the almightiness of Allah. Starting slowly then accelerating and intensifying el-Hadra is breathtaking, a world class masterpiece in 53 minutes in length with no pauses whirling ecstasy.
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KLAUS WIESE (zither), TED de JONG (tabla) and MATHIAS GRASSOW (keyboard)
THE top-selling favorite in the AQUARIUS Music line
Highly recommended by GABRIELLE ROTH
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Touch Of Silence:
Quotes from fans:
The music has quite a hypnotic pull, and this is probably my top-favourite "new-age" CD.
An excellent background for massage, yoga, tai chi, cooking, gardening, writing,--anything that requires you to be "in the present moment".
An ideal accompaniment during a yoga practice, especially as the total CD time clocks in at just under an hour, giving time at the completion of the practice for a silent music-free savasana.
El-Hadra is an extremely quiet CD from Klaus Wiese, Mathias Grassow, and Ted DeJong. It features one long-form (52 minutes) composition. Wiese is on the zither, DeJong is on the tabla, and Grassow is on the keyboards and synths. The atmospheres surround low-key melodies. The center of the soundscape is the drone. The subtle rhythms come and go. The tabla has definite melodic qualities much like a didg sounding electronic. The zither shimmers and the synth just rolls through the arrangement. This psychoactive set is a winner. It will appeal to fans of Ashera, Ma Ja Le, Oöphoi, Steve Roach, and Robert Rich. by Jim Brenholts (All Music Guide)
B I O
KLAUS WIESE was a veteran e-musician and minimalist. He was a member of POPOL VUH and has collaborated with AL GROMER KHAN, MATHIAS GRASSOW, TED DE JONG, SAAM SCHLAMMIGER and OOEPHOI.