1980s Egyptian oud

1980s Egyptian oud

http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/ASC.mp3
http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/ASCflesh.mp3

- just received this, shallow bowl, nice rounded sound, lots
of cracks. think this was originally inexpensive (poorly made
sound hole filigree for example), but the spruce top has aged
beautifully, so the sound is good and the action isn't
terrible. when i listened to the recording, i could hear my
nails, my breathing (upper and lower chest, wheezing, tense
from allergic reactions), moving the instrument around, etc.
- and thought - this is the sound of the flesh - using hiss
reduction - keeping only the hiss - i sought to bring this
out - this labor - fully - finding the sound fantastically
transformed, something else of the wonder of the world
seeping through, o courage! to contain this and re-present
this as the Sign -