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.
AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier