An interesting use of genre splicing that combines Middle Eastern folk with ambient noise. Not that The Heretic of Ether is a straight-up ambient record that experiments with the aforementioned traditions, but this hybrid provides a haunting, divergent take on world music. Without using any turntables or samples, Badawi manages to churn out an array of sounds that were performed live in the studio. The end results provide a modern take on a sound that has been performed for centuries as well as something that would have to take time to grow on a listener.
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AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco