Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Way Down Below Buffalo Hell
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Showing its age, but still a masterpiece
Stuart Rice | Sacramento, CA | 08/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jam Nation is a concept proposed by Peter Gabriel to showcase the fusion between pop music concepts (particular in the ambient/techno space) and world music sensibilities. The resulting collaboration between several artists and producers is "Way Down Below Buffalo Hell." While a bizarre title for the album -- with perhaps one of the most bizarre Real World covers -- the album is, as a work of fusion, probably one of the best in its genre, and perhaps even worthy of evenutally becoming a classic.The album is beginning to show its age: released in 1993, what seemed cutting edge then is pretty commonplace now. However, the tracks pulse with a rare energy and authenticity. "First Time" acts as the whole groups act, with a bouncing, driving back rhythm over group choruses and various voices chiming in on the main lines. "Mekong" which appears on the Real World compilation "Bliss," remains an excellent example of soundscapes, sounding at time almost prehistoric. And "Harmonix" remains a favorite, with a driving rhythm, Jane Siberry's amazing vocals, and a chanted chorus that comes together effortlessly.This albums would make a great contribution to the collection of world music fans who have enjoyed the fusions of artists like TULKU and Transglobal Underground."