Drums & Rhythms

Pete Namlook & Burhan Öçal – Sultan Osman

That turned out to be the most suitable disc – Sultan Osman, which is a very interesting symbiosis from different genres, where the advantage without a doubt can be given to ethnic and electronics. However, among other things, there is also some special mysticism in this album, especially when the texts are scanned in a monotonous voice under strange rhythms that seem to be approaching, then they are being deleted.… Read more

Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy — Immortal Egypt

Phil Thornton actively uses both authentic instruments and the latest achievements of the modern music industry. He cooperates with the world’s leading performers of ethnic music. The greatest success was the collaboration of Phil Thornton with the Egyptian musician percussionist Hossam Ramzy. Their joint album “Immortal Egypt” released in 1998, won first place on the results of the awarding of annual awards by the respectable American magazine New Age Voice.… Read more

Blue Chip Orchestra — Red Sky Beat (1998)

In their works the Blue Chip Orchestra used ritual hymns of Indian shamans, flutes, ratchets, drums and sounds of natural origin (thundering peals, rain, crackling of branches in a burning fire), as well as specially made instruments like “reflective harp”, “mirror drums “,” Danube tuba “,” sound sails “and so on. in combination with a modern electronic sound. Bognermayr was answering in the ensemble for synthesizers and sampling, Tsushrader performed guitar, keyboard and percussion parts; programming and recording they performed in tandem.… Read more

Tarika – Son Egal (Music of Madagascar)

This album is not just field recordings, or abstract arrangements of pro-Western composers on abundant ethnic material – this is the very life of Madagascar. And it’s not for nothing that the authors of the project have made quite interesting studies of the most problematic periods of the country’s history, connected with the influence of Senegal.… Read more

Samite – Embalasasa (smooth african music & rythms from Uganda)

This album, which, like other albums of the author, is adorned with his virtuosic Kalimba play, and also accompanies his vocals – light, gentle, very close, absolutely not sharp, but rather heartfelt and perhaps a bit sad. All this helps the listener to enter the world of the author and his country without hindrance.… Read more