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2019 World Music Central Holiday Music Guide

We didn’t even hit Thanksgiving this year and already a tidal wave of mall Christmas trees had been lofted skyward, stores sporting holiday gear are now glowing with twinkling lights, stacks of unsightly Christmas sweaters now crowd store shelves and smartly packaged gift merchandise snake along labyrinthine trails hardly wide enough for a jolly Santa to maneuver his considerable bulk to his red and gold throne.

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Chalk this early holiday frenzy up to almost a weeks’ worth of lost shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, kicking the holiday fervor into full throttle festive. Stores clogged with weary, sweaty shoppers, angry traffic snarls, temper tantrums and crying jags can’t be far behind, and, hey, maybe even some of those crying and cranky will be children. What we all could use is a little holiday music.

This is the time of year where it’s possible to get away with belting out a tune for no apparent reason and seems like a viable and sane response. And, perhaps, that’s just exactly what we should do when confronted by those frustrating problems this year. Child in the throes of a temper tantrum in line at the mall? Let loose with a little “Feliz Navidad.” Crabby customer complaining? How about we all burst into song with “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Family members discussing politics at the dinner table? Crank up the “Jingle Bells.” Imagine putting an end to uncomfortable silences with a little “O Holy Night,” or stamping out bad behavior with “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” or finding that little slice of humanity in everyone with bit of “O Come All Ye Faithful.

Various Artisst – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow

No doubt that there’s a young, woke individual ready to enlighten us on our perceived foibles, a vegan who’s just plunked down at your country cookin’ Aunt Sally’s dinner table or a contentious malcontent on our journeys this bleak and dark time of year. I think this year’s call is to hang some extra twinkly lights and sing loud – even if we don’t want to. It’s time to belt out “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” with some gusto. Maybe we can snag others along the way with a round or two of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” or “Joy to the World.” I’m sure a little “Winter Wonderland” will brighten the dark, especially if it comes with an adult beverage.

Now on to some of the new offerings this year.

Los lobos – Llegó Navidad

One of my personal favorites this year is Llegó Navidad by Los Lobos. Out on the Rhino Records label this CD is a delight. Putting together a collection from the vast wealth of holiday songs out of Latin America and the landscape of the Spanish-speaking world, Los Lobos have created some fine musical merriment with goodies like “Donde Esta Santa Claus,” “Llego Navidad,” “La Rama,” “It’s Christmastime in Texas,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Las Mananitas,” “Arborlito de Navidad,” “Reluciente Sol,” “Armaga Navidad” and “La Murga.” Whether is East LA (Los Angeles) flavor or the song remembered from a small Latin American plaza, Los Lobos lays down the sweet and the wryly clever with Christmas aplomb.

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – Christmas on a Greyhound Bus

The Asheville, North Carolina based Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters have on offer Christmas on a Greyhound Bus on the Crossroads Records label. Deliciously twangy and better than grocery store bought Christmas cookies, fans will easily take to tracks like title track “Christmas on a Greyhound Bus,” “One for the Ages,” Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper” and a version of Buck Owens’s “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy.”

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Big Band Holidays II

If it’s a jazzy Christmas you’re looking for, well, look no further than Big Band Holidays II by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on the Blue Engine Records label. Let’s face it this is the kind of Christmas music recording that will make anyone run around the living room in circles like a three year old it’s that good. Jam packed with shiny delights like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Cool Yule,” “We Three Kings,” “What Will Santa Claus Say? (When He Finds Everybody Swingin’)” “Brazilian Sleigh Bells,” “Snowfall” and Aretha Franklin singing “O Tannenbaum” it’s hard not to squirm when Santa gives up treats as good as this. Wynton Marsalis and Ms. Franklin should be incentive enough, but there’s so much more talent on this recording with the likes singers Audrey Shakir, Denzal Sinclaire, Catherine Russel and Veronica Swift, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and enough trumpeters, trombonists, drummers and Dan Nimmer on piano and Carlos Henriquez on bass to make everything right with the world for your holidays.

Jordi Savall – Messiah

Label Alia Vox has put out the two-disc of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. This gorgeous recording is sure to satisfy classical fans with soprano Rachel Redmond, counter tenor Damien Guillon, tenor Nicholas Mulroy and bass Mattias Winckhler, as well as Capella Reial de Catalunya and Concert des Nations led by the esteemed Jordi Savall.

Chicago – Chicago Christmas

Perhaps you’re looking for a little feel-good mood. Well, you might want to check out Rhino Record’s Chicago Christmas by Chicago. Didn’t see that coming, did you? Well, the band members of Chicago have decked out the season for their fourth holiday music recording with “All Over the World,” “What the Wold Needs Now,” “All Is Right,” “Sleigh Ride 2019” and the silky smooth “I’d Do It All Again (Christmas Moon).”

The Oak Ridge Boys – Down Home Christmas

The country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys have put out Down Home Christmas for your listening pleasure on the Lighten Rod Records. This recording is packed with goodies like “The Family Piano,” “ Angels,” “Down Home Christmas,” “South Alabama Christmas,” “Amazing Grace” and “Bring Daddy Home for Christmas,” a song I’m sure is certified by some institution or other as a means to make truck drivers, lumberjacks and general all around burly guys a little weepy.

Eugene Ormandy – Complete Columbia Christmas Albums

Real Gone Music has on offer the Complete Columbia Christmas Albums by Eugene Ormandy this season. This is just simply chocked full of classic holiday fare like “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Joy to the World,” “Ave Maria,” “The First Noel,” “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly,” “O Come, Little Children” and “Away in the Manger.” The remastered double CD set has all your holiday favorites backed by The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Temple University Concert Choir and The St. Francis de Sales Boychoir.

The Molly Burch Christmas Album

If it’s silky smooth, slightly quirky, take on the Christmas album then you should check out Captured Tracks Record’s The Molly Burch Christmas Album. With an eye to crafting “a Christmas album for people who love Christmas music and people who don’t love Christmas music,” singer and songwriter Ms. Burch has wrapped up a neatly supply of holiday originals like “The Secret of Christmas,” “Hard Candy Christmas” and the silky smooth “Holiday Dreaming.” She also offers up truly lovely versions of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Rob Halford – Celestial

Perhaps you’re looking for something a little harder. Well, then look no further than Celestial by Rob Halford with Family & Friends out on the Sony Legacy label. And, yes, that Rob Halford, the Judas Priest Rob Halford. Flashing for the season heavy metal reindeer horn signs instead of devil’s horns, Mr. Halford, Family and Friends rock their way through “Donner and Blitzen,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Deck the Halls.” Fans might also want to check out “Away In a Manger,” “Morning Star” and “Good King Wenceslas” just for good measure.

Dionne Warwick & The Voices of Christmas

S-Curve Records has cool on tap this year with Dionne Warwick & The Voices of Christmas. Ms. Warwick’s smoky vocals should be enough to warm up you holidays with sweet treats like “Silent Night,” “God God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” with Dianne Reeves, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with Jason Scheff, the smoothly lush “White Christmas” with Johnny Mathis, “This Christmas” with Aloe Blacc, “The Christmas Song” with Wanya Morris and “Jingle Bell Rock” with Michael McDonald,

Bing Crosby – Bing At Christmas

Verve Records has put out Bing At Christmas featuring the famed crooner Bing Crosby. Tracks like “White Christmas,” “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” with David Bowie, “Winter Wonderland” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” are surely classic Christmas fare, but these were the days where orchestration and backing vocals mattered and well worth a slot in your holiday listening.

Frozen soundtrack

Okay, I know some you parents out there will lapse into seizures or run screaming, but I have to do it. If there are young ones in your life you might need to pull out the soundtrack Frozen 2 out on the Walt Disney Records label to soothe the savage beasts crammed in the back of your SUV. Try to look at it like this – if they are singing, they’re probably not selling crack on the street corner, planning running off to become a hobos or plotting some destructive mayhem that will result in a visit from the police or agents from federal law enforcement agency. So, suck it up and sing along with Even Rachel Wood, Kristen Bell, Johathan Groff and Idina Mezel as they make their way through “All is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,” “Reindeer Are Better Than People,” “Show Yourself” and “The Next Right Thing.” While not exactly Christmas fare , it’s better than listening some of the cheesier stuff for kids and if you get them through it now by spring they’ll be on to something else.

Brynn Stanley – Classic Christmas

Make your Christmas easy and bright with some servings of Brynn Stanley’s Classic Christmas out on the Sonopath label. Ms. Stanley’s jazzy, buttery vocals are a welcomed way to smooth over the hustle and bustle of the season. And Classic Christmas has got the goods with “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!,” “This Time of Year,” “Santa Bring My Baby Back,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and stunning version of “Meet me in the Middle (In the Snow)” with Slim Man.

Ana Gasteyer – Sugar & Booze

There’s also Ana Gasteyer’s gimlet gaze on the season with her Sugar & Booze on the Henry’s Girl Inc. label. Catchy and infectious with Ms. Gasteyer’s fun and flirty vocals, Sugar & Booze is just the swinging jazzy bag of tricks we need this season. Fans should check out title track “Sugar & Booze,” “He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again,” “Blue Black Friday” and “The Man with the Bag.”

C.K. B. – First Christmas on Mars

If it an otherworldly state you are trying to achieve this holiday season, might I recommend First Christmas on Mars by C.K.B Magnetophone out on the LF Recordings label. Electronic dreamy and groove cool, First Christmas on Mars takes listeners on a soundscape that’s sure to capture electronica and space music fans. First Christmas on Mars rides the cosmic waves by way of “Hello Phobos Hello Deimos,” “ Interplanetary Super Skate,” “Anthem for Our New Sphere,” “New Life New Year” and “New Globe Obit Opus.”

Opium Moon –Ahava Ve Shalom

For Opium Moon fans out there the group has put out the holiday track “Ahava Ve Shalom (love + peace)” as a sweet offering and wish to listeners this year on the C Minor label. It’s also a clever little tease for their upcoming second album. Fans will just have to settle in with the exotic dreams of “Ahava Ve Shalom” during this season.

Various Artists – Putumayo Presents Blues Christmas

Putumayo never disappoints this time of year. Putumayo Presents Blues Christmas is on tap for listeners looking to the blues to settle into the season. Blues Christmas offers up Charles Brown’s “Christmas Comes But Once A Year,” Nathan and The Zydeco Cha-chas’s “I Don’t Want You Just for Christmas,” Chuck Leavell’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” and Mel Brown’s “Merry Christmas Baby” among others.

Dave Stryker – Eight Track Christmas

Putting some cool into your holidays is easy as listen into Dave Stryker’s Eight Track Christmas out on the Strikezone Records label. This a razor sharp Christmas cool offering by jazz guitarist and composer Dave Stryker and his kickass Eight Track Band with some equally cool guests like Stefon Harris, Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter. The bright and shiny just stacks up with glittery goodies like “This Christmas,” “What Child Is This?,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Soulful Frosty” and “Christmas Time Is Here.”

Flamenco isn’t what normally comes to mind during the holidays, but this year there’s a real treat for flamenco fans. Female flamenco singer Argentina is spectacular and now she has the Christmas recording Su Primera Navidad, out on the Rosevil label, to her credit. Fans should definitely check out the simply gorgeous video “Es la Navidad” because Ms. Adelanta’s vocals are well worth it as is the stunning visuals.

Perhaps something instrumental would be to your tastes. I’d recommend DSQ Music’s A Very Merry Christmas with Dallas String Quartet. Full of cheer, the Dallas String Quartet’s sweeping lovelies crowd this recording with the likes “O Holy Night,” a swinging “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year,” “My Favorite Things,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and a sweet version of “The Christmas Song” all by way of violin, viola, bass, guitar and drums just in case you need go without vocals or perhaps add some of your own.

Celtic Woman – The Magic of Christma

No holiday music list would be complete without the latest from Celtic Woman, I think it might even be a law somewhere. This year Celtic Woman offers up The Magic of Christmas out on Manhattan Records label. Just a download away and you can be enthralled with the delights of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Deck the Halls,” “Dia Do Bheatha,” “Silent Night” and “Wexford Carol” all by way of Celtic Woman’s own Tara McNeil, Megan Walsh, Mairead Carlin and Eabha McMahon.

Looking for a little Hanukkah fare for the season? Well, look no further than Weihnukka by Andrea Pancur out on the Galileo Music Communication label. Ms Pancur romps through “Drey Dreydl,” flickers like a flame through “Es Wird Scho Glei Dumpa,” glides smoothly on “Ned No Amoi” and dazzles through “Di Tsukunft. Full of bells, clarinets, saxophones, trombones, accordions, piano, guitar, whistles and drums, Weihnukka is powerful.

Kristin Korb – That Time of Year

Bassist and singer Kristin Korb delivers some seriously cool tunes on her holiday offering That Time of Year, out on the DoubleK Music label. Joined by pianist Magnus Hjorth, drummer Snorre Kirk and harmonica player Mathias Heise, That Time of Year is a slice of sleek and smart and will certainly up your reputation on sophiticated holiday party. Goodies include “Christmas Will Really Be Christmas,” “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “That’s What I Want for Christmas,” “Christmas Is,” “Silent Night” and “We Three Kings.”

Looking for a little retro Christmas this year? It just so happens Ume, Universal Music Group has paired some newly crafted footage and animation with some old favorites. They have The Jackson 5’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” The Supremes’s version of “My Favorite Things,” The Temptations singing “Silent Night,” Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” Bobby Helms sing “Jingle Bell Rock,” Burl Ives singing “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and Frank Sinatra’s “Jingle Bells” all for your viewing and singing pleasure.

I hope your holidays are filled with family, friends and music that’s makes you smile. And, remember to use holiday music wisely. Don’t make the neighbors angry because you think the animated deer at the end of your yard magically move in time to “White Christmas.” And, I sincerely hope you suddenly burst into song for no apparent reason. Hey, some jolly guy might just give you a Christmas cookie.


The Best World Music Albums of 2018

World Music Central has compiled the list of best world music albums of 2018 selected by our editors and contributors as well as our partners at the Transglobal World Music Chart and our colleagues at the European World Music Chart.

Tom Orr (USA), World Music Central

Moira Smiley – Unzip the Horizon

Moira Smiley – Unzip the Horizon (Moira Smiley Music)
Various Artists – Ska Around the World (Putumayo)
Opium Moon – Opium Moon (Be Why Music)
The Temple Rockers – Festival of Lights (Fresh Roots Records)
Nancy Vieira – Manha Florida (Lusafrica)
Appalatin – Vida (Appalatin)
Ram – August 1791 (Willibelle)
Bombay Rickey – Electric Bhairavi (Cowboys & Indian)
Black Masala – Trains and Moonlight Destinies (Black Masala Music)
Bokante & Metropole Orkest – What Heat (Real World)

Runner Up: Razia – The Road (Razia Said)

The best live event of the year was, without doubt, Moira Smiley’s one-of-a-kind CD release concert, an intimate and truly magical performance in the City of Angels.

Daryana Antipova (Russia), World Music Central and Transglobal World Music Chart

Kalascima – K

1) Kalascima – K (Ponderosa Music & Art)
2) Monsieur Doumani – Angathin (Monsieur Doumani )
3) Solju – Odda Áigodat (Bafe’s Factory)
4) Brigan – Rua San Giacomo (Marocco Music)
5) 47Soul – Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl)
6) Eva Salina & Peter Stan – Sudbina: A Portrait of Vida Pavlovic (Vogiton)
7) Yiddish Glory – The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees)
8) Auli & Tautumeitas – Lai Masina Rotajas! (CPL-Music)
9) Gili Yalo – Gili Yalo (Dead Sea)
10) WoWaKin – Kraj za Miastem (WoWaKin)

Dorothy Johnson-Laird (USA), World Music Central

Jupiter & Okwess – Kin Sonic

Jupiter & Okwess – Kin Sonic
Bombino – Deran
Manou Gallou – Afro Groove Queen
Fatoumara Diawara – Fenfo (Something to Say)
Imarhan – Temet
Samite – Resilience
Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara
Orquesta Akokán – Orquesta Akokán
Anandi Bhattacharya – Joys Abound
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar

Madanmohan Rao (India), World Music Central and Transglobal World Music Chart

Angelique Kidjo – Remain in Light

Angelique Kidjo – Remain in Light
Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra – Avo Kanto
Baul Meets Saz – Namaz
Cimbalom Brothers – Testvériség / Brotherhood
Hugh Masekela – Masekela 66-76
Indialucia – Acatao
Jivan Gasparyan Duduk Ensemble – Yeraz
Kora Jazz Trio – Part IV
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times
Stella Chiweshe – Kasahwa: Early Singles

Rafael Mieses (Dominican Republic/USA), Músicas del Mundo and and Transglobal World Music Chart

Chabuco – Encuentro

1- Chabuco – “Encuentro” (Sony Music)
2- Gabacho Maroc – Tawassol (10h10 / Cristal)
3- Malagasy Guitar Masters – Volo Hazo ( Buda Musique)
4- Marta Gómez – La Alegría y el Canto (Aluna)
5- El Naán – La Danza de las Semillas ( El Naán)
6- Ammar 808 – Maghreb United (Glitterbeat)
7- Samba Touré – Wande (Glitterbeat)
8- Ruben Blades & Winton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center “Una noche con Ruben Blades” (Blue Engine Records)
9 – Koum Tara – Koum Tara (Odradek)
10- Toko Telo – Diavola (Anio)

Arthur Shuey (USA), World Music Central

Koum Tara

Koum Tara by Karim Maurice & Sid-Ahmed Belksier
El Berencesa by Hossam Ramzy
Daa Dee by Minyeshu
Battle of Kings by Saor Patrol
Soar by Catrin Finch/Seckou Keita
A Cry For Revolution by Los Rupay
Yiddish Glory – Various Artists
Melodic Circles by Rostami

Angel Romero Ruiz (USA), World Music Central, Músicas del Mundo and Transglobal World Music Chart

Opium Moon – Opium Moon

Opium Moon – Opium Moon – Be Why Music
The Gloaming – Live at the NCH – Real World Records
The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices – Boocheemish – Prophecy
Bokanté + Metropole Orkest – What Heat – Real World Records
Shooglenifty and Dhun Dhora – Written in Water – Shoogle Records
Shadi Fathi, Bijan Chemirani – Delâshena – Buda Musique
Dayramir Gonzalez – The Grand Concourse – Machat Records
Kittel & Co. – Whorls – Compass Records
El Naan – La Danza de las Semillas – El Naan
SANS – Kulku – Cloud Valley

Runner ups:

Plena Libre – Amores en el camino – Plena Libre
Afro Celt Sound System – Flight – ECC Records

Transglobal World Music Chart, Best Albums of 2018

Monsieur Doumani – Angathin

Best Album of 2018
Monsieur Doumani – Angathin – Monsieur Doumani

Best of North Africa & Middle East 2018
Monsieur Doumani – Angathin – Monsieur Doumani

Best Transregional Album 2018
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar – Bendigedig

Best of Subsaharan Africa 2018
Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo – Montuno / Shanachie / Wagram

Best of Europe 2018
El Naán – La Danza de las Semillas – El Naán

Best of Asia (Central & East) & Pacific 2018
Anandi Bhattacharya – Joys Abound – Riverboat / World Music Network

Best of North & Central America 2018
Grupo Mono Blanco – ¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos de Veracruz – Smithsonian Folkways

Best of South America 2018
Son Palenque – Kutu Prieta pa Saranguiá – Palenque

Best Compilation 2018
V.A. – Chikhates & Chioukhs de l’Aïta: Anthologie – Atlas Azawan

World Music Charts Europe – The top 10 in 2018

Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo

1 – Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo – 3eme Bureau / Wagram
2 – 3MA / Rajery, Driss El Maloumi, Ballake Sissoko – Anarouz – Mad Minute Music
3 – Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar – Bendigedig
4 – Marta Gomez – La Alegria y El Canto – Aluna
5 – Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya – Glitterbeat
6 – Samba Toure – Wande – Glitterbeat
7 – Djeneba & Fousco – Kayeba Khasso – Lusafrica
8 – Dur-Dur Band – Dur Dur of Somalia Vol 1 & 2 – Analog Africa
9 – Monsieur Doumani – Angathin – Monsieur Doumani
10 – Calypso Rose – So Calypso! – Because Music

Selected Videos

headline photo: Fatoumata Diawara at Shakori Hills – Photo by Angel Romero


Captivating and Stylish Opium Moon

Opium Moon – Opium Moon (Be Why, 2018)

Descriptors like enchanting, elegant and hypnotic just don’t seem to do justice to Be Why Music’s recent self-titled release of Opium Moon. It is indeed enchanting, elegant and hypnotic, but it’s more. Surely, this is the music drunk bees must hear lolling inside a flower, captives to the warm summer sun and soothing breeze surrounded and infused by drugging fragrance. Finding your inner drunk bee is no further than a listen to this extraordinary CD.

The musician masterminds of Opium Moon are Iranian santoor master Hamid Saeidi, Israeli bassist Itai Disraeli, American percussionist MB Gordy and the Canadian-American violinist Lili Haydn. Delving deep into a sound that draws on trance and sacred musical traditions of both East and West, Opium Moon is sultry and meditative. Produced by Ms. Haydn and Opium Moon, this is musician’s recording in the best of all possible ways where composing and execution is collaborative, where each thread of music is more than its parts or participants.

Ms. Haydn remarks, “In this era of ‘fake news,’ I began to feel that words no longer seemed to matter. I lost my faith in my protest songs and threw myself into creating an album without words, one which was imply an embodiment of the peace and inclusiveness I wanted to see in the the world. In these polarized and frightening times, simply making beauty – and loving across boundaries – is a revolutionary act.”

Mr. Disraeli insists that the music, “is not about opium! It’s about mindfulness, clarity of vision and heart. This world is so filled with hate and division; this is peace music, about connection and deep humanity. For each of us, there is some of our best work on this record – because it was born out of love, humility and respect for each other’s rich cultural legacies.”

I feel it prudent to mention to listeners to settle in because where you are going on this musical landscape isn’t a wild ride but a slow, sensual surrender. The opening notes of the lush “Gravity = Love” sets up another worldly space where the music seems to have traveled through space and time by way of steady drum beat, thrumming bass and the exoticism of santoor with violin lines rising like threads of smoke.

Each track of Opium Moon is as good as the last on this recording with tracks like the elegantly airy dip and soar on “Drunk With the Great Starry Void,” it title borrowed from Pablo Neruda, the deeply hypnotic “How Can I Pray When the Beloved Is All I See?” and the moving play of violin over santoor, frame drum and bass on “When I see You Naked I Smell the Earth.”

Closing out with the equally delicious “Caravan,” marked by some truly plumy bass lines, Opium Moon proves potent in its languid grace in gently propelling listeners to a place that is as old as time and still right around the corner.



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