presentation from ‘Music Mosaic’ we are given a taste of some World Music from
such musicians as Tarshito, Gabrielle Roth, Kamal, and Simon Cooper, to name a
opening track ‘Slowhite’ of guitar and sitar by Tarshito and Sangeet to the
gentle rhythms of ‘Cloud
Mountain’ by Gabrielle Roth and the
Mirrors, we are presented with a subtle and suggestive pace of calming and
‘La Melodie de Son Amour’ offers some sublime vocals on their track, while Ross
Griggs ‘Through the Myst 6’ tickles our
imagination with his offering.
the Rock’ by Sounds of the Outback is a bit more pop than I expected, but they
do typify the Australian ambient sound, and while being a bit more upbeat than
you would expect on a CD of this nature, it does fit into what Mosaic Music was
trying to do in producing a CD of World Music.
Stairway & Stern returns us to the softness of air and is suggestive of the
flight implied by the tracks name.
Nightflight by Ariel Kalma is more jazzy in sound, soft like a cool
La Marche de
Ghandi by Limborg gives us a more intense beat, some exacting lyrics and is
again, a bit more than you would expect on a compilation of this sort but is not
out of character for this CD or the producers intentions.
Vilder returns us to the idea of ‘Serenity’ with ‘Forest Trance’, a lovely piece
of guitar and keyboard with flute.
Kamal’s ‘Shakuhaji Tales’ gives a very dreamy Oriental feel to the
collection, and ‘Diamond Ring’ by Simon Cooper opens with male voices, Indian
bansuri flute then moves to Chinese influences and synthizer with a graceful
female vocal to give us a lovely ending to an overall enchanting collection of
If you are
looking for a collection that typifies ‘World Music’ this is a good choice to
add to your collection.
Reviewed by Margaret