Robbie Basho

Song of the Stallion

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Song of the Stallion is composed around a merging of Hindi, Middle Eastern, Western classical, and American styles of music. The album includes a fair amount of recited mystical/romantic poetry concerning, among other things, marrying an Indian maiden, in addition to Basho's deep operatic wailing (his voice is not what he's known for). If that sounds a bit out there to you, then be assured that the music itself is often spellbinding. Basho is a master of fleet-fingered, intricate acoustic guitar and most of the album is instrumental. The table/guitar duet of "Roses and Snow" is one of his best recorded moments.

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