Niyaz (album)

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Niyaz
Niyaz album.jpg
Studio album by Niy
Released April 19, 2005 (U.S.)
Genre Dance, Electronica, World
Length 51:38
Label Six Degrees Records
Producer Azam Ali, Loga Ramin Torkian and Carmen Rizzo
Niy chronology
Niyaz
(2005)
Nine Heavens
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Niyaz is the debut album of the Iranian music group Niyaz, an acoustic electronic project. The word "Niyaz" means "yearning" in Persian.[2]

Niyaz reached #12 in the Billboard Top World Albums chart.[3]

The track Dilruba was remixed by Junkie XL.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ghazal"
  2. "Nahan 'The Hidden'"
  3. "Allahi Allah"
  4. "The Hunt"
  5. "Dunya"
  6. "In The Shadow Of Life"
  7. "Arezou"
  8. "Golzar"
  9. "Dilruba"
  10. "Minara"
  11. "Amritsar to Amman" (Digipack bonus track)

Lyrical content[edit]

"Nahan" is based on parts of خوش باش که هر که راز داند (Xoš bâš ke har ke râz dânad) from Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

"Allahi Allah" is based on a traditional Urdu religious song.

"The Hunt" is based on the poem بیا بریم دشت (Biyâ berim dašt) by the 14th century Persian poet Obeyd-e Zakani.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Six Degrees Records - Niyaz". Retrieved 9/14/10.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Niyaz chart listing at Billboard Top World Albums". Retrieved 7/12/08.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance 2006 at Discogs". Retrieved 9/14/10.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)