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Review of Kamana

Kamana

Carlos Casas

Discrepant

Rating: ★★

Now here's an odd one. Carlos Casas is a Spanish-born filmmaker and artist whose work encompasses film, sound and visual...

Reviewed by Seth Jordan in issue: November/2021

Review of Live in Paris

Live in Paris

The Master Musicians of Joujouka

Unlistenable Records

Rating: ★★★★

The collective of Sufi trance musicians led by Ahmed El Attar (one of two troupes spawning from the village of...

Reviewed by Daniel Spicer in issue: November/2021

Review of Remezcla/Pe

Remezcla/Pe

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Selvamonos

Rating: ★★★★★

Remezcla is ‘remix’ in Spanish; Pe is the URL country code of Peru. Each of the 15 songs on this...

Reviewed by Chris Moss in issue: November/2021

Review of Kismet

Kismet

Kolektif Istanbul

Trikont

Rating: ★★★★

Since their debut as Kolektif Istanbul, Krivoto (which came out nearing the peak of the Balkan hype in 2008), the...

Reviewed by Robert Rigney in issue: November/2021

Review of Stand Up Now: Songs from the Landworkers’ Alliance

Stand Up Now: Songs from the Landworkers’ Alliance

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Many a Thousand Records

Rating: ★★★★

The canon of British folk song is rich with stories and beautiful evocations of landscape, nature, country life and work....

Reviewed by Julian May in issue: November/2021

Review of In Light of India

In Light of India

Alec Cooper

Alec Cooper

Rating: ★★★

Edinburgh-based sitar player and ethnomusicologist Alec Cooper plays his cards well on his debut album In Light of India by...

Reviewed by Shaswata Kundu Chaudhuri in issue: November/2021

Review of Silence

Silence

Coşkun Karademir, Tord Gustavsen, Derya Türkan & Ömer Arslan

Kalan Müzik

Rating: ★★★★

A master of the traditional Turkish long-neck lutes, Coşkun Karademir has released several remarkably adventurous recordings. With The Secret Ensemble...

Reviewed by Neil van der Linden in issue: November/2021

Review of UMBRAL

UMBRAL

Sofia Rei

Top of the World

Cascabelera Records

Rating: ★★★★★

Sofia Rei is an Argentinian singer, songwriter and producer whose fearless experimentation takes you to untold musical heights. Her fifth...

Reviewed by Dan Hobson in issue: November/2021

Review of Fallow Ground

Fallow Ground

Spiers & Boden

Hudson Records

Rating: ★★★★

Spiers & Boden have had a defining role in 21st-century British folk, from their early years with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers,...

Reviewed by Tim Cumming in issue: November/2021

Review of Circling Time

Circling Time

Kutcha Edwards

Wantok Musik

Rating: ★★★★

A veteran of the Aboriginal music scene since 1991, Mutti Mutti man Edwards has been a key member of several...

Reviewed by Seth Jordan in issue: November/2021

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