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Electric Griot Land
Electric Griot Land
Price: £28.93

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, 3 April 2007
This review is from: Electric Griot Land (Audio CD)
I first came across Ba Cissoko on the recent tour of the African Soul Rebels and was mightily impressed by them live - so much so that I bought this CD. I certainly don't regret it. There are 4 or 5 really superb melodic tracks. A couple of others are a bit bland, but for any lover of West African kora music (with electric bass and sensitive percussion)this album is highly recommended. I wonder what Jimmy H would think of the title, but why not?


Breaking And Entering (Underworld, Gabriel Yared)
Breaking And Entering (Underworld, Gabriel Yared)
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £8.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minimalist but Brilliant, 22 Jan. 2007
I had been looking forward to the next Underworld album, wondering how Rick and Karl had moved on since the amazing "One Hundred Days Off". But what would a film score be like ... the driving dance sound from "Trainspotting"? Nothing like it. They have teamed up with Gabriel Yared (whose credentials include the scores for other Anthony Minghella films "The English Patient", "The Talented Mr Ripley" and "Cold Mountain")to produce a beautiful, minimalist soundscape. Classical sounds mix with mesmerising piano, marimba-like percussion and electronica to create a wonderful chill-out experience. The Underworld feel is still there, but this album is in another dimension. Turn the lights down, relax and listen. Brilliant! ... pity I missed the film at the cinema - will have to wait for the DVD.


Vespertine
Vespertine
Price: £6.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sumptuously Ethereal, 22 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Vespertine (Audio CD)
Vespertine is not quite like Bjork's earlier albums (Debut, Homogenic, Post). Its lush orchestration and heavenly choirs take her to a new level. It takes a while to appreciate, but is now my absolute favourite. The Bjork voice is as fresh and the lyrics are as quirky as ever - who else could come up with "Now I have been slightly shy / But I can smell a pinch of hope"? Pure poetry! From the opening track "Hidden Place" to the gorgeous "Unison", this is music at its most ethereal and sublime.


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