Madman of God ~ Sussan Deyhim
International goddess Sussan Deyhim took my breath away with her vocals on "Madman of God". As with her previous work Deyhim is incredibly generous in her performance, using breath, intensity, and trance inducing repetition while both merging and transcending both classical and contemporary composition. "Madman of God" is based on torch songs of classical Persian music, which might be the reason for many of the passionate parts where I could feel the heat rising--ah--from the torch. Album information: "Madman Of God is a collection of classic melodies taken from the Persian repertoire, which were composed around the poetry of Rumi, Saadi, Djami and other Sufi writers from the 11th to the 19th centuries. These pieces are as well-known by my grandparents as they are by my own generation, and they represent the torch songs of classical Persian music."