Interviews With the Lost Prince of Babylon
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||What a Day||Nader||4:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Song Comes to Everybody||Nader||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blues Requiem #1||Nader||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Know that You're Gone||Nader||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Escondida||Nader||5:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Good Thing||Nader||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When I Think of Us||Nader||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||March of the Drunken Cossacks||Nader||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCircles||Nader||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The War Song||Nader||5:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Letters to Istanbul||Nader||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Let Anyone Tell You||Nader||1:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
A Rough Diamond
Catch an earful of pleasure. This folk/blues style music presents a true blend of cross-cultural influences supporting the growing acceptance of Spanish artists into the mainstream.
Spain has been experiencing a renaissance, revitalizing the creative arts, from culinary genius to musical masterpieces, and it seems like the usually hip, Western civilization is missing it.
Among the the great performers driving this movement is Nader Hamid.
The songs on this album are generally mellow tunes, and Nader Hamid's signature soothing yet articulate vocals compliment well his slowhand, yet, at times, spacey and other-worldly, guitar style.
Tracks like "Road to Istanbul" transport you to a slice of the human struggle from that region- it makes you sad and glad-combining traditional middle eastern styling with contemporary folk and flare. For an 8 second song that lasts 3 minutes, I highly recommend this timeless track.
"Don't let anyone tell you," the final track, offers clever lyrics and a play on cliches that connect with the world while still keeping it fresh.
The first track, "What a day," for me, was a risky choice to lead with. The sad, almost depressing vibe, requires the right mood for the first-time listener. But by the third listen you'll be hooked.
And if not, fear not! For "Blues Requiem #1," was total F***ing Blues!!!! This tune, full of tastey blues riffs and Nader's masterful slide work, places it alongside all the Blues Greats in music history.
It was frustrating that an iTunes search under the artist's name, "Nader Hamid," turned up no results, as the album title was necessary to finally locate this diamond in the rough. ("Nader" by itself can get you there). Further disappointing was the apparent lack of any other albums or tracks available by this artist, despite his having produced other stuff.
Nader Hamid proves to be the genuine article and an early pioneer in paving the way for other musicians coming out of Spain to be discovered by Western fans and mainstream listeners, worldwide.
Listening to Nader Hamid's music can be a transformative experience. It will make you feel good, plus, you'll know that you've supported true, homegrown music.
:::Officially reviewed by RDMC:::
The Rough Diamonds Mining Coalition