Eternal Egypt | An Utter Failure Attempt by Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy
Phil Thornton&Hossam Ramzy are doing a good job in making available the rich tradition of Egypt through music. I’ve listened to their Immortal Egypt album and found myself transported to Egypt. I marvel at their music sense. But I’m not going to write about Immortal Egypt here nor appreciate their music sense, rather, write about Eternal Egypt, another album by the same pair.
Normally, when I make a purchase at Amazon, I tend to ignore the customer reviews at the time of purchase and after I listen to the music album, I’ d come back to same page and read what others got to say. (You call me crazy? you can. But I don’t want my opinion about any music album based upon on others review at any cost! Naturally, sometimes, I end up buying somethings worthless.) Eternal Egypt is one of this “somethings” that naturally happened out of my habit. After listening to this album which has 6 tracks in all, I felt I share a review of an Amazon customer:
My personal thought is that any connection between the music on this album and anything that might be considered anciently or eternally Egyptian is in the imagination of the creators….
I found the music boring and monotonously predictable and, after nearly 51 minutes, was immensely relieved to hear its last dying throb diminish into blessed silence.
Could anyone comment more pungently? “dying throb diminish into blessed silence.” I feel this album deserves such a comment. The album hardly convinced my music taste and I found the rhythm used in the album to be highly repetitive in almost all tracks. Paradoxically the track Desert Rhythm has no rhythm at all! Isis, as i told in my previous post, is a magnetic name that attracts my attention. But Isis Unveiled seems the least interesting music track of the album. The only track that meets up some expectation is the Land of Pharaohs (not without minuses, though).
Mido, while I’m so critical about this album, one thing that made me wonder is the another review of a buyer:
If you’ve ever wondered what it must’ve been like to visit a pharaoh living in ancient Egypt, this recording will help you get there!!!
!!! three exclamations? Wow! opinions differ so much. But still I cannot take back my comments. I believe them correct: this album is a utter failure!!!! (dont count the exclamation. I at least need one ‘!’ more than the other!)