EVEN "JEFF BECK" WAS INSPIRED!
Joseph W. Szilagy | Mississauga, Canada | 07/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've ever heard the now legendary instrumental "Where Were You?", by Jeff Beck, (featuring his beautiful singing guitar, accompanied by haunting synthesizer chords), "Sableyalo mi Agontze", is the piece (on this album), that was his direct inspiration. In fact, as a fan of one of the most innovative guitarists (rock and otherwise) of all time, I found out about "Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares" from reading an interview with Beck in a "Guitar Player" magazine where he had nothing but the utmost praise for the choir.
But my favorite piece is "Kalimankou Denkou" (just try fighting back the tears sometimes, if you listen to this one alone!) What a stunning song! Strange as it sounds to describe, the "jerking" or skillful sudden quick, short "bends" in the lead vocalists' beautiful voice, can't help but tug at your heartstrings, unless you're one cold-hearted individual!"