Just as passionate as its predecessor, Music to Disappear in II expands Raphael's vision with increased musical refinement and production skills. Gypsy violin, subtle but compelling percussion, atmospheric synths and female vocals surround Raphael's sweeping grand piano with deep emotion. "River Seeks the Deep," "Surrender" and "Healing Dance" meld the gentle, passionate and exotic into a sensuous blend, while the last three tracks -- "Laxshimi," "Tantra" and "Heaven" -- use congas, bells, violin solos and vocals by guest artist Sophia to reach an ecstatic climax. The transcultural trance-dances of Music to Disappear in II exemplify Raphael's creative spirit.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares