Patrick O'Hearn

Eldorado

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This is a marvelous experiment in contemporary, Middle-Eastern-flavored electro-acoustic music. O'Hearn seemed to be embarking on a new direction in his musical career with this thoughtful yet sensuous blending of ancient and modern modes of expression. The album features two prominent Iranian artists -- singer Shahla Sarshar and violinist Farid Farjad -- though the music was obviously ahead of its time in the notoriously conservative world of adult alternative music. Hopefully, O'Hearn will someday be able to return to the exotic world he touched on in Eldorado and create more music from The Fertile Crescent.

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