Various Artists

World Voices, Vol. 1

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Really more of an Eastern European Voices collection than a world collection, World Voices, Vol. 1 promises a cross-cultural blend, and delivers that with a fair bit of grace and elegance. The performers and tracks selected range easily from the highly traditional work of Ensemble Georgika to various mixtures of traditional and contemporary, though little in the way of ordinary electronic rhythm sections is heard here. The collection is for the most part very studied in tempo, and highly atmospheric, a true pleasure to hear.

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