If you enjoyed listening to it then thats cool. Just remember that you aren't listenening to ancient music. Ancient music would have sounded very harsh and discordant to or modern ears as the rudiments of musical theory were not even started until Ancient Greece. The music would have been quite horrible compared to any type of modern music, apart from perhaps serialism.
Xochimoki is one of my favorite tapes. It is new music, from ancient sources:) Using modern made prehistoric Mesoamerian instruments, the musicians do a wonderful job of recreating the sounds once heard upon American shores. Until my tape deck died, it was my 2nd favorite of all. So cool, so ancient and not a single thing was really ancient. LOL Even though my tape deck died some years ago i keep my Xochimoki tape... one day i will live to hear it again. (it and one my sons got me as a present are all the tapes i have today)
But your are quiet right Si-Amun it is very harsh, and discordant to our modern ears. i am the only person i know to have heard Xochimoki and really enjoyed it. It was a great way to get rid of unpleasent guests! And a big help in getting myself transported back in time.
i recently bought an "Egyptian CD" it had so much arabic influcence in it i just stopped it shortly after i started it. It is another assumption that ancient Egyptian music must have had sounded not to unlike arabic. Umm, right because Egypt is arabic today and so forth and so on...
It would have been better had the artist done like my Xochimoki artists. Gone with just their reconstructed instruments and ability leaving preconcieved ideas out. But i think the artist was afraid of that harsh, and discordant effect. That by using arabic beats, tempos he was i think attempting to tie it up with a sound something westerners could identify with.