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Review of Exploring Gong Culture in Southeast Asia: Massif and Archipelago

Exploring Gong Culture in Southeast Asia: Massif and Archipelago

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Sub Rosa

Rating: ★★★★

Sound artist and archivist Yasuhiro Morinaga records found sounds and music from around the globe. Recently, he turned his attention...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Home

Home

Sushma Soma with Aditya Prakash

Sushma Soma

Rating: ★★★★

Forest fires create an ashen, black landscape in the Amazon. Over in India, an elephant stumbles across a pineapple, begins...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Chardi Kala

Chardi Kala

Sonny Singh

Top of the World

Sonny Singh

Rating: ★★★★★

This is a great life-affirming disc from Sonny Singh, also known for his vocals and amazing trumpet playing in the...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Parvat

Parvat

Harpreet Bansal

LAWO Classics

Rating: ★★★

Symphony-like in structure with three movements, Parvat is an articulation of Norwegian violinist Harpreet Bansal’s musical identity as an exponent...

Reviewed in issue May/2022

Review of Essence of Duality

Essence of Duality

Hindol Deb

Hindol Deb

Rating: ★★★

When it comes to world fusion music revolving around Hindustani classical music, a template was set in stone by Shakti....

Reviewed in issue May/2022

Review of Alazhymny/My Alash

Alazhymny/My Alash

Oorzhak Khunashtaar-ool

Pan Records

Rating: ★★★★★

This release is essential for fans of Tyvan throat singing. It features unique archive field recordings made in Tyva from...

Reviewed in issue May/2022

Review of Awakening

Awakening

Yungchen Lhamo

Top of the World

Tibetan Arts Management/Six Degrees Records

Rating: ★★★★

The Tibetan singer and composer has been in exile from her birth land for over 30 years. Awakening is her...

Reviewed in issue May/2022

Review of Re/Semblance: Saath-Saath

Re/Semblance: Saath-Saath

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Ansonica Records

Rating: ★★★★★

Conceived and realised between 2016-2019, and necessitating numerous trips between Bangalore, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Wuhan,...

Reviewed in issue April/2022

Review of The Gleam

The Gleam

Park Jiha

Top of the World

tak:til

Rating: ★★★★

The work of the Korean multi-instrumentalist Park Jiha has divided opinion at Songlines. Simon Broughton disliked her 2018 solo debut...

Reviewed in issue April/2022

Review of Tonkori in the Moonlight

Tonkori in the Moonlight

OKI

Mais Um

Rating: ★★★★

This writer interviewed OKI, the famed Ainu musician and producer from the Japanese island of Hokkaido, for this magazine some...

Reviewed in issue April/2022

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