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Don't Let any one tell you what is and or isn't kool !
on February 9, 2006
I have to confess something... as much as I love Mehdi, I don't actually own a single one of his albums. I'll have to correct that soon. Years ago, when I was in high school, my mother used to play Instrumental Dream all the time, and that was how I got hooked on him. I didn't want her to know how much I liked it, since that kind of music wasn't cool for young people, so when she was out I would play her collection over and over again, and then whip it out of the player as soon as she got home. By the time I got into college, I had largely outgrown things like worrying about what people thought of my musical preferences, so I listened to Mehdi anytime I went home. During the month I spent studying for the bar exam, I listened to this music almost obsessively... and I passed the exam on the first try, so maybe it helped! Since I moved out of her house and got my own place, I'd forgotten how much I loved Mehdi's music until I happened across it at the library the other day. I immediately checked it out, and it woke a craving in me to hear some of my favorite tunes again. So I convinced my mother to loan me her entire collection.
Mehdi's generally found in the New Age section, but don't you dare let that stop you from enjoying this magnificent, world class instrumental music. If you're not familiar with his work, and you like the sound of "Instrumentals" better than "new age," I guarantee you'll like what you hear. If you don't find it entirely enchanting, you could get tired of it before the album's over, although I personally can't get enough of this disc.
Go ahead, turn the volume way up and let it envelop you the way instrumental music was meant to, and I challenge you not to shiver or even tear up a little during your first listen of this fabulous collection.