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When I heard that Natacha Atlas was basing her new album on Peter Brook's film of Gurdjieff's "Meetings With Remarkable Men" I knew I had to buy it.
I read the sleeve notes before playing, and noted that she wanted to do something "soothing and esoteric". That worried me as I do not believe the two are compatible. On playing I believe I was right. This is not a soothing piece of music, but it is esoteric. The whole album shimmers with the excitement and expectation of spiritual revelation. Gurdjieff used music as a tool to raising consciousness but there are few references in contemporary music. Keith Jarrett's album of Gurdjieff hymns is the major exception, and Robert Fripp's music… Read more