One Thousand Years


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One Thousand Years Review

by Jim Brenholts

One Thousand Years is a classic CD from TUU. The lineup for this disc is Martin Franklin on Chatan pot drums and bowl gongs, Richard Clare on flutes and pan pipes, and Mykyl O'Dempsey on samples and synthesizers. This is a set of deep and mysterious desert ambience. It is surprising to hear desert ambience with a Middle Eastern flair coming from Windsor, England, but Franklin, Clare, and O'Dempsey have the knack. Their sound design is subtle and airy; they use silence as an instrument. The atmospheres are dry and hot and the soundscape shimmers like a mirage. This is an essential CD. It will appeal to fans of Mo Boma, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Steve Roach, and Ma Ja Le.

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