Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Take A Tour Of Istanbul Constantinople...
Wow. What do you say about a record that over the course of two discs covers over 400 years of history? A Story of the City...Constantinope Istanbul is a journey through time and society and the Turkish cultures that went along with it. A Story of the City...Constantinope Istanbul is the definition of what it means to be sprawling as it's packaging, production, and music is so incredibly well done it's a musical history lesson we all need to be part of.
A Story of the City...Constantinope Istanbul takes ancient music, researches it for accuracy and dates it so that our journey over the centuries is plotted out. Spanning a time period from 1352 to 1944, the album attempts to cover it all by touching on as many different sounds as possible. It does an excellent job covering it all and the sounds are rich, diverse, and beautiful. From polyphony, bag pipes to modern orchestral arrangements A Story of the City...Constantinope Istanbul has it all and places in historical context. It's amazing, awe inspiring stuff that celebrates Turkey's rich heritage; be it music or cultural.
Brilliantly designed, texturally perfect, researched ingeniously, and inspirational A Story of the City...Constantinope Istanbul couldn't be more if it tried. This is what world music is all about; music that is educational and enjoyable. With two discs of music and an exceptionally well written companion book this truly is a history lesson of the music of Turkey that will have you booking your trip to Istanbul in no time.