A collection of songs mostly written on location in Morocco and Lebanon featuring guest musicians from Iran, Lebanon and Jordan as well as the Traveler performing line up.
In this album, the artist’s vision was to bring to life the experiences of his travels and transfer it through the music. This is considered to be Traveler’s most bold step in fusing traditional Middle Eastern music with the classic acoustic Traveler sound. Using traditional ethnic instruments, songs sung in Arabic and English, as well as field recordings of Moroccan snake charmers, fortune tellers and street musicians mixed in. Marrakesh will make you feel as though you’ve stepped through a portal into a foreign land.
past echos album review: “… the platter’s title track feels cinematically spellbinding, placing orchestral grandeur near to a casbah wall…. Composed during the Arizonan’s another Middle Eastern adventure, the songs on display feature, alongside his fellow travelers, guest players from Lebanon, Jordan and Iran and are infused with on-field sounds that give the overall picture authentic, rather than exotic, flavors …”
1. Take You Away
2. Ala Ma’ak
5. On the Sahara
6. Wadi Kadisha
7. Corsairs of Byblos
8. Lost in the Labyrinth