This release features several synthesizer-enhanced ballads that both excite and soothe, and ultimately provide a beautiful background for contemplation and meditation. Featuring guest instrumentation from Omar Faruk Tekbilek, the album is sensual and silky, with smooth dumbek beats wrapped in a blanket of exotic strings, guitar, light vocal sounds and stark ney flute harmonies. In the backdrop is soft and sometimes shimmering synth ambience, making this garden a place that makes you want to chill as well as be stimulated.
The sort of album you can imagine Leonard Cohen making if still with us,or even Lucinda Williams.A blissfully laid back album as Duke's sofly spoken lyrics of dread are almost enough to make you feel sleepy.This won't start any parties,but for those quiet moments of contemplation it's excellent.
DuFay Collective are, in a word, brilliant, basically the Pink Martini of the music of the period. Their music never fails to transport you back in time. However, for the most past, medieval music isn't something you plug into the CD player on long drives between cities. This album is an exception. The focus is on medieval dance music of France, England and Italy, and the pieces are light-hearted and "catchy" enough to keep me entertained on replay for hours at a time.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
British psychedelic folkrock group Trees released two records in 1970. The debut (currently being reviewed) and slightly more stately yet stiff ‘On the Shore’. Both albums are hailed as favorites by listeners