Ensemble Al Kindi includes: Sheikh Habboush (vocals).
This superb two-record set is a mother lode of first-rate Sufi music. The Ensemble Al Kindi is one of the foremost contemporary groups performing and recording traditional Sufi music, and ALEPPIAN SUFI TRANCE represents some of their finest work. In the ancient tradition of Sufism, trance music is used for meditation, whirling dances, and achieving states of transcendence and ecstasy.
ALEPPIAN SUFI TRANCE observes each of these traditions, and listeners hearing this music will likely have the sense of having entered a sacred space. Building on subtle, pulsing rhythms and winding flute melodies, the music increases in intensity until it reaches shuddering, climactic crescendos. In addition to the spiritually charged music, the excellent sound quality, sophisticated packaging, and informative liner notes make this Ensemble Al Kindi recording a must-have for fans of Sufi, world, and meditation music.