Various Artists

Edge of the Bayou [Network Music]

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This mysterious little album pops up now and then under different titles, including Edge of the Bayou, After the Sun Goes Down, and Magnolia. No artist names are ever given, although it is listed as being compiled by the Smith/Tucker Conspiracy. The music itself is an atmospheric mix of new age and Creole (with a touch of Celtic tossed in) that unwinds as slowly as bayou backwater, with hushed acoustic guitars, lonely reeds and flutes, and occasional accordions and fiddles. What makes it just a little bit more than background music is the slight, sad tinge to the music, a certain sanitized swampy feel, like you're dreaming about a bayou rather than actually being there. In the end, it sounds like a new age Creole soundtrack for a long-lost Louisiana murder mystery, and you kind of wish you could remember the plot, or at the very least, who did it.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
5:05
2
4:46
3
5:04
4
4:53
5
5:11
6
5:11
7
4:35
8
4:55
9
4:27
10
4:57
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