Mystic Sufi of the Trance Order
- Artist: Ministry of Trance
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/3/2007
Ministry of Trance was created by Nader K. Hijazi, M.D., F.A.C.C.P. in 2003 (ministryoftrance.com). The first album: Electronic Civilizations of the Third Millennium was released 1.1.2000 under the band name of JINXX (The first album released in the Thirsd Millennium). Since then, a natural evolution process lead to focus on Trance and Dance music. This current album: Mystic Sufi of the Trance Order was released 1.1.2007. Nine songs have lyrics and the rest instrumentals. All songs are 140 BPM or faster. Some songs contain over 40 tracks, each track range from a single sound to very complex melodies that stretch the sonic spectrum to the fullest. What sets this music apart from most Trance and Dance music is that most of the songs are played LIVE. The keyboard parts were recorded in mostly ONE take. You can feel the live music and not just drum machines. Dr. Hijazi has played the keyboard since the age of 10, and has written tens of pieces of music. Vocals and lyrics are by the very talented Andromeda who has performed in front of tens of thousands of fans. Again, most of the vocal parts were recorded in one take with minimal editing. This creates the sense of real and live music. Ministry of Trance has played live, several times in Virginia, and was the opening act for the finalist of the Charlottesville Live arts show. Their music played at Tokyo Rose (Charlottesville, VA) and Discovery (largest club in Little Rock, AR). Also played on radio in Houston, Texas. Forget about only programmed drum machines or computer-based music. This is the real thing. Try to catch a live performance to see the Dave Mathew's Band of Trance and Dance music.