Some Feedback from Friends
"When I first heard Neon Egypt I was amazed by the sax play, being a sax player myself. When you listen to Neon Egypt, you find yourself in a bazaar, in some kind of Egyptian town in the early 1900s, maybe in search of adventures in the desert, looking for some pyramid someone didn't discover yet... And just as a pyramid treasure, this music can let you experience fantastic travel in musical terms: rich jazz elements, and incredible sax play, well accompanied by another real talent playing the percussions. So, I couldn't resist and bought it as soon as I found it available on itunes... :-) Real talent, great sound. I love it!"
-- Augusto Chiarle, The Wimshurst's Machine, Italy
"A timeless floating sax over grounded rhythms of drums, Tales of Kings speaks for the beauty of water and desert- the great Nile: something between the poetry work of John Surman with the oud player Anouar Brahem (THIMAR, ECM) and the sacred sound of Alice Coltrane's Ptah the El Daoud..."
"'In Purdah' is one of the trippiest songs I have ever heard... Your music is amazing.. it really transports me to the middle east."
-- Average Joe and the Bloggs
"I was having a horrible day today, I was underslept & incredibly late in my translation work, & my neighbors had decided to start renovating with a jackhammer... everything seemed to be going wrong & I hadn't properly worked for days. I figured maybe I should listen to some music to take me mind off these things & focus on translating, something with no lyrics so it wouldn't overly distract me from my work. I love jazz even if I'm hip-hop artist, so I went on soundclick & searched for jazz bands. I saw yours, & remembered seeing Passage to Djibouti advertised long ago, so I started playing. & wow... I haven't stopped since, & it's been hours, literally. I've done more translation than I ever dreamed of today, & all my worries faded away. It didn't even feel like I was working... this is some of the most soothing, masterfully done fusion pieces I ever heard. The spontaneity of them only adds to the exploit. I've been playing your entire album over & over, probably for the 7 or 8th time now, & I'm very far from being bored. You have most DEFINITELY made my day."
-- Toni Oscar