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Review of Hunting Eagles Catching Swans

Hunting Eagles Catching Swans

Lin Shicheng

Top of the World

ARC Music

Rating: ★★★★★

Lin Shicheng (1922-2005), the late master of the Pudong School of pipa playing, was one of the most highly regarded...

Reviewed in issue January/2021

Review of Hidari Ude No Yume

Hidari Ude No Yume

Ryuichi Sakamoto

We Want Sounds

Rating: ★★★

While most famous around the world as a member of the groundbreaking group Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ryuichi Sakamoto has been...

Reviewed in issue January/2021

Review of Indian Classical Interactions

Indian Classical Interactions

Baluji Shrivastav

ARC Music

Rating: ★★★

This album celebrates the work of British-based Indian musician Baluji Shrivastav and features four separate original works combining the melody...

Reviewed in issue January/2021

Review of Morning Meditation

Morning Meditation

Sumeet Anand Pandey

Naxos World

Rating: ★★★★

Sumeet Anand Pandey is a tenth generation singer of dhrupad, India’s ancient song form that began as devotional music in...

Reviewed in issue January/2021

Review of The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

Ranjana Ghatak

Revolver

Rating: ★★★★

British singer Ranjana Ghatak is well-known for her work uniting North Indian and Western musics, especially jazz, working with some...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

Review of Jangar

Jangar

Khusugtun

Top of the World

Buda Musique

Rating: ★★★★

From the first duo of highly impressive throat singing and the opening riff of the morin huur (horse head fiddle)...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

Review of Solace

Solace

Alam Khan

Worlds Within Worlds Records

Rating: ★★★

Alam Khan is inevitably introduced as the son of the legendary sarod player Ali Akbar Khan, but on the evidence...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

Review of Clap & Applause

Clap & Applause

Coreyah

Plankton Music

Rating: ★★★★

From K-drama on Netflix to K-beauty in Boots, South Korea has been on a remarkable rise to prominence in the...

Reviewed in issue November/2020

Review of Pakistan is for the Peaceful

Pakistan is for the Peaceful

Ustad Saami

Top of the World

Glitterbeat Records

Rating: ★★★★★

This is an incredible performance by Pakistani master vocalist Ustad Saami, one that demands that you listen and re-listen to...

Reviewed in issue November/2020

Review of Compassion

Compassion

Lama Lobsang Palden and Jim Becker

Drag City

Rating: ★★

Jim Becker, a Chicago-based musician, and Lama Lobsang Palden, a Tibetan yoga teacher and healer now living in the US,...

Reviewed in issue November/2020

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