Trance Mission's fourth full-length release is a live recording from St. John's Church in Berkeley, CA. Far-sighted interpreters of world music motifs, Trance Mission are harbingers of a new exotica. Here the mournful, mysterious didgeridoo meets the slick, modern sampler. Their techno-tribal, shrinking world electronica boasts rich, live instrumentation and strong, simple, overt rhythms. Key in the arrangements are the voice and clarinets of Beth Custer. Custer's honest and natural lyric is that of a woman newly planted in the remote peace of our planet and singing with a new voice. The disembodied voices of her clarinets echo this neo-primitive joy.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte