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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 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 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 in issue November/2021

Review of Tamburo Infinito

Tamburo Infinito

Gabriele Poso

Wonderwheel Recordings

Rating: ★★★

An album named Tamburo Infinito is fairly self-explanatory in its intentions. The seventh record from Italian multi-instrumentalist Gabriele Poso, it...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Blessed Sadness

Blessed Sadness

Antoni O''Breskey

Nomadic Piano Project

Rating: ★★★★

Antoni O'Breskey has long been a prolific, border-denying, genre-splicing presence in his adopted Ireland. Italian-born with Argentinian roots, his musical...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Voices from the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)

Voices from the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)

Devin Hoff

Kill Rock Stars

Rating: ★★★

Imagine ‘She Moved Through the Fair’ given voice through bowed solo bass, its opening notes rumbling like the subterranean calls...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of ID

ID

Efkan Şeşen

Sesen Muziek

Rating: ★★★

The album cover says it all: a picture of the globe, the various continents composed of heads of human beings...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Hope in an Empty City

Hope in an Empty City

Joseph Tawadros

Joseph Tawadros

Rating: ★★★★

Recorded in New York before the onset of COVID-19, this latest album by Egyptian/Australian oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros is a...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Le Notti di San Patrizio

Le Notti di San Patrizio

Nilza Costa

Brutture Moderne

Rating: ★★★

An Italian-based singer-songwriter born in Salvador, Bahia, Nilza Costa and her powerful, emotionally-charged voice represent a place at the cultural...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Vignettes

Vignettes

Tommy Khosla

Vadi Records

Rating: ★★★★

Vignettes is a series of small windows into the life, history and identity of its creator, London-based sitar player and...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

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