In Rotation, November 2003
Track Listing: Silêncio Intemporal, Tecelões da Nova Realidade, The Wheel, Lingering Stupor, Chasing The Rainbows End, Remember Virtue, O Cinzel do Tempo, As the Storm Chants, The Reality That Remains.
This is the second album from Dwelling, released on Portuguese label Equilibrium Music
. Very folky ethereal, very much along the lines of traditional Portuguese music (Brazilian guitarist Joao Gilberto comes to mind), but with a darker bend.
Caprice The Evening of Iluvatars Children
Track Listing: Rhyme of Lore, Of Beren and Luthien, O Rowan Fair, Bath Song, Eleves of Rivendell, Shadow Bride, Galadriels Song, Galadriels Message to Aragorn, Galadriels Message to Legolas, Athelas, Elves Rolling Barrels, Sams Song, The Tower of Cirith Ungol, Passion (Sam Finds Frodo), Elves Beyond the Sea, The Last Ship.
A Lord of the Rings-inspired soundtrack (as you may suspect from the track listing) of medieval neo-classical, from this Russian outfit. A perfect piece from the fairy-genre ethereal of Prikosnovenie
Medieval Baebes Mistletoe & Wine
Track Listing: The Holly & The Ivy, Gaudete, LAmor de Moi, Salva Nos, Glass Window, There is No Rose of Swyeh Verta, Kinderly, In Dulce Jubilo, Love Me Broughte, I Am Eve, Quan Vey La Lauzeta, The Coventry Carol, Undrentide, Ecce Mundi Gaudium, Blow Northern Wind.
The press kit says something to the effect of The Medieval Baebes being the evil twin of Sarah Brightman, multiplied by eight, and Im prone to agree. These lovely ladies sing in Mediaeval Welsh, Latin, Middle English, Mediaeval French, German and Italian; this album in particular, is a lush holiday album, which will be available to the public this month. Beautiful. More info can be found through Nettwerk
or the official Medieval Baebes site
Hannah Fury I Cant Let You In e.p.
Track Listing: I Cant Let You In (album version), It Was Her House that Killed Nessarose (album version), Never Come Down Again, Someone Speaks Softly, Flying, Of Longing and Otherness (album version).
Track Listing: Goddess - Joi, Cocoon - Core, Sitar Funk - Earthtribe, Harmon Dub - Black Star Liner, Dum Maro Dum - Safri Goes To Bollywood, Return Of The Shankar - Krome Assasins, Temple Of Boom - Tango Padre, Ruffistah - Bedouin Ascent, R.A.F.I. - Asian Dub Foundation, Loaded Mantra - Masters Of Sound, Rude Boy - Earthtribe, Om - Patrina.
A fantastic compilation where London DJs mix classical Indian music to create some very listenable and infectious bhangra. This album was originally released in 1997, but I think bhangra is catching the ear of more and more in American clubs today.
La Floa Maldita Dedication! Separation!
Track Listing: Your Indecision, Sorciere, Force Matrice, La Fin, Last Call, Daydreamer, Such Is Life, No Destination, Dedication! Separation!, Pas De Confiance, March O Zero, Cest Normal, Sorciere (Das Ich Remix).
Sweet, French ethereal with driving dance beats. A fabulous combination of soaring, feminine vocals with dance music, from this evil flower (which is what the band name translates as in English). Sure to please Delirium and Die Form fans alike. More info can be found on the official site
The The Mind Bomb
Track Listing: Good Morning Beautiful, Armageddon Days (Are Here Again), The Violence of Truth, Kingdom of Rain, The Beat(en) Generation, August & September, Gravitate to Me, Beyond Love.
An old favourite to round-off the month; both strong and sensuous, and still as amazing as when it was first released in 1989. Not to be missed this the duet with Sinead OConnor on Kingdom of Rain and my favourite song of the month is Gravitate to Me.