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4.0 out of 5 stars
Just buy it!, 10 Mar 2003
'3 Ways of describing Rain' is wonderful, beautiful, hypnotic music. The plangent singing of the Misra family is heart-rending, soulful, emotive, and will transport you instantly to the dark evening heat of India under the stars. The Michael Nyman band softly, sympathetically underpins the first two movements, and only briefly displays the familiar Nyman driving rhythms and intervals in the third. A meeting of equals? Possibly Nyman pays more deference to the Misras than vice-versa, but the whole composition hangs together in a remarkably moving combination.
Why only 4 stars? The fourth item on the CD, "Compiling the colours" seems brash and 'Westernised' in comparison with what has gone before - much less subtle, much less interesting.
Never mind - the rest is brilliant - JFDI!