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Backpacking on the Graves of Our Ancestors: 1991-1998
Backpacking on the Graves of Our Ancestors: 1991-1998

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Double the pleasure, 8 Aug. 2003
Transglobal Underground are the pioneers of world music fused with western technology. Backpacking serves up a tasty dish of various works taken from predecessing albums. Natacha Atlas shines with the best female vocals I personally have ever heard. Head - nodding grooves blend with spicy tablas and timbalas to produce the most innovative mix of cultural sounds to take you on a magic carpet ride to far off places where every day is a turkish delight.


Foretold In The Language Of Dreams
Foretold In The Language Of Dreams
Price: £9.63

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When she sings she sings to me!, 25 Mar. 2003
I think this is Natacha's 4th album, and it is superb! She has taken a new direction and comes up with what she says she set out to do; to create an eastern - influenced ambient album. It's just beautiful. I would love to see her team up with William Orbit!


International Times
International Times
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £10.54

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars International Appeal, 25 Mar. 2003
This review is from: International Times (Audio CD)
I'm a self - opinionated git (So I've been told) but I defy anyone not to get the head - shuffle going on with this outstanding album. Lookee Here, Taal Zamaan and Dustbowl sets the pace for the rest of the album which delivers an intoxicating blend of western beats and eastern tablas with beautifully laid back bass dub sounds and the goosebump - inducing vocals of Natcha Atlas. Just buy it.


Psychic Karaoke
Psychic Karaoke
Offered by westworld-
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Far from Karaoke, 25 Mar. 2003
This review is from: Psychic Karaoke (Audio CD)
It's simple; if you know of TGU's work and you like it you'll like this. If you havent heard of TGU's work, buy Dream of 100 Nations and work your way through the next 4 albums. You wont be disappointed!


Biological Radio
Biological Radio
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £14.39

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Chilled!, 25 Mar. 2003
This review is from: Biological Radio (Audio CD)
3rd Album from the House of Dread and what a beauty! Biological Radio (and the other 3 Dreadzone albums) is deserving of more recognition than it gets; it delivers everything from upbeat dance dub (Moving on) to the spiritual (Earth Angel, Dream within a Dream). I'm biased, but I believe you cant go wrong with Dreadzone.


Sound
Sound
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £13.44

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars another belter!, 25 Mar. 2003
This review is from: Sound (Audio CD)
This is the 4th album from the Dreadz. Predecessors are 360 degrees, Second Light, Biological Radio. There is also a "Peel Sessions" available.
Dreadzone have moved up - tempo somewhat with this dancey / dub creation but still manage to retain their own style of music as heard on Dread pon Sound and Believeing In It and Return of the Dread. Credit must be given to a band which continues to turn out out top sounds every release despite financial setbacks.


Second Light
Second Light
Offered by johnmciver
Price: £16.11

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Album from the House of Dread, 4 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Second Light (Audio CD)
It's been said that the proof of any bands' talent is in the second album; Dreadzone had a mammoth task to just keep up with 360degrees, the first album.
But they did, albeit with a strangely effective blend of Olde English samples combined with their usual inspiring use of dub. Second Light is like a spliff - fuelled trek across the English Countryside, taking in caves, oceans and sailors (could just be me!)with Mr. Kipling at your side. Theres an even more spititual feel about this album; it is so chilled out it just fills you with a sense of peace and well being. I can't say enough good things about Dreadzone, so when i found out they would no longer be touring "as a band" (we lose money) it was something of a blow. However, if you live in London you can catch Greg at his DUBWIZER sessions at various locations.
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Arabica
Arabica
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £16.95

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars more like this please!, 4 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Arabica (Audio CD)
This album continues from its beginning to deliver what it seems to promise. Haunting voice, stunning percussion, meandering string arrangements all transport you from your living room to the deserts in the closing of your eyes. There isnt one duff track on this c.d. Highly recommended and looking forward to hearing Vol 2.


Shri Durga
Shri Durga
Offered by dsales13
Price: £19.24

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a find!, 2 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Shri Durga (Audio CD)
I only came across DJ Cheb I Sabbah after listening to a remix of Kesi Kesi by Transglobal Underground. I scoured the net, thought I'd found what I was looking for, came to Amazon and ordered this CD. Don't you just love it when you get a little treasure from a little effort? This album is a stand - out album; droning sitars, beautifully sharp and resonant tablas and vocals of a distant land make this a must have for anyone into this kind of world thang (and should be recommended to those who havent found it yet!). I'll be checking out more of Cheb I Sabbah in the very near future.


Rejoice Rejoice
Rejoice Rejoice
Price: £14.20

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yes boss!, 2 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Rejoice Rejoice (Audio CD)
Yes Boss Food Corner is the title of the bands follow up to Rejoice Rejoice. Maybe this one should have been called "Yes Boss! Rejoice Rejoice!" because TGU did it big style with this one. For me, TGU are incomplete without Natacha Atlas, as beautifully demonstrated in Rejoice Rejoice. Every track gets that glastonbury - shuffle - head - nod going without fail. Natacha's voice brings extra soul to an already spiritual album of well - fused western / world music. She and TGU lead the field in what they do and its difficult to find anything on a parallel. Four albums upto this point and not a bummmer among them ... sadly, I personally cannot say the same about the fifth. Buy TGU!


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