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Friday, September 15, 2006

erik amlee

just want to give some quick love to erik amlee's latest opus, "afternoon dream." it's his first 'real' CD and it's an absolute gem. it's six raga-infused acoustic trips. amlee's sitar playing is magnificent and beautiful, and he accents this with a real proficiency on steel strings. the mix of backwoods porch jams and indian-infused folk are an absolute delight. i can't take this CD out of the player. it's easily one of the 2 or 3 best albums released this year.

it's co-released by mandragora and fire museum, the latter of which has been on a tear this year. recent CDs by helena espvall (from espers) and the traditional burmese sounds of nai htaw paing ensemble are both brilliant in their own right and essential listening for those of you reading this blog.

and a quick mention to black history moth, whose self-released cd-r arrived today and is already wreaking havoc on my skull.