Dryden: Lawrence, only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert, Bedouins and Gods, and you’re neither. Take it from me, for ordinary men, it’s a burning, fiery furnace.
Lawrence: No Dryden, it’s going to be fun.
–Lawrence of Arabia
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As far as most people are concerned, there are two kinds of deserts: Arabian deserts with camels and turbans and oases or the Wild West deserts with cowboys and horses and wagon trains. The two are vastly different in nearly every way, with obvious similarities as well given they are both deserts (who here hates sand and how it gets everywhere and stuff?).
“Ramal” – Music For Caravans is a mix of video game songs inspired by the people and musical themes of the deserts of northern African and the Middle East. Regionally popular instruments and melodies are used to evoke the feelings of endless dunes and sandy marketplaces, of heat and arduous but necessary travel. It can be grueling, but it remains a vital part of life for millions of people and the culture and innovations born there have impacted the entire world. Though dangerous, the desert is often looked at as a spiritual place; still pure.
So, get your sunscreen, saddle up your camel, and enjoy “Ramal” – Music For Caravans.
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