Various Artists

Arabian Travels: A Six Degrees Collection

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Like the other volumes in the Six Degrees Collection, this volume explores the relationship between a particular style of world music -- Arabian, in this case -- and electronica. As pointed out, Arabian Travels emphasizes Arabian music, a style that synergizes surprisingly well with electronica, resulting in a sedate, hallucinogenic aura. Most of the songs here emphasize mood over dancing, making this volume more of a listening piece than something to party to. Some of the featured performers include Fifth Sun, Banco de Gaia, Dzihan, Kamien, Karsh Kale, Hassan Hakmoun, and several others.

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