'Azam Ali is an ecstatic singer, intoning hymns, chants and prayers over an elaborate percussive landscape of Middle Eastern/ Indian grooves...' On their 1998 release, the intersections of trance, ambient, and chant are further explored within trans-cultural styles of sound that defy categorization. Filling the senses with a mesmerizing blend of captivating vocals and compelling rhythms, the duo employs arrangements which follow traditional lines, then at just the right moment a flash of modern innovation will take the reigns and the music becomes something completely different. Extremely eclectic music is often confused and without focus, but Vas manages to arrange all the pieces into an exultant tapestry. After all, how many other artists do you know that can make the hammered dulcimer and the nyckelharpa work together?
Offerings is the second album by VAS, with guests Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Steve Stevens, and Hans Christian.This text has been derived from Offerings (VAS album) on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0