Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Henry Kaiser, David Lindley|
World Out of Time 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
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Still good, but the weakest CD in the series
woburnmusicfan | Woburn, MA United States | 06/04/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In 1991, guitarists Henry Kaiser and David Lindley brought a digital recording studio to Madagascar and spent 2 weeks recording as many top musicians as they could, sometimes playing along with them. Of all the world music I've heard, the music of Madagascar is by far my favorite, and this series is the best introduction you're going to find. That said, this CD is the weakest of the series--all the best material was used on Volume 1 (a second recording trip was made to produce Vol. 3). The best stuff here is by Dama Mahaleo, who the Shanachie label's liner notes invariably refer to as a cross between Bob Dylan and John Lennon. The tracks by his band Mahaleo, and his flatpicking on "Sambo de Gera", a duet with D'Gary, are splendid. Rossy and Tarika Sammy, a couple of my favorites, are here, but except for Rossy's "Tsihai Akory Atao", these are not among their best songs. Rossy provides a cover of Merle Haggard's "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive", with Lindley singing the lead vocal. Roger Georges provides a salegy, a Malagasy dance beat in 12/8, with the accent on the second beat in each triplet. Sylvestre Randafison, a master of the valiha, a tubular zither with a harp-like sound, contributes the standard "Afindrafindao". The album opens with an accidental project by the recording engineer, who inadvertently taped a test drum machine recording onto a tape of lemur noises, and found they fit in perfect time together. You can't go wrong with any CD in this series, but to develop a proper love of Madagascar's music, go with Volume 1 if you can find it."
Better than #1
Hank Schwab | Indianapolis, IN USA | 04/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would disagree that this is weaker than the first record. This one is more consistent, and it is the one I listen to most often. Both are good, though."
Regina Blosser | San Francisco, California United States | 07/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a nice collection of Malagasy music. I think the traditional harp, the valiha, which I love to hear so much, is more often played in this volume 2 than in volume 1. The two country & western songs come as a surprise, but I suppose that just goes to show that there are "world music" fans everywhere, even in Madagascar!"