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Taarka Taarka
Album: Fading Mystery
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 10
Website: http://www.taarka2.com

A true melting pot of a record, drawing as North American does from the music of this Isle, it's an album of immigration; African rhythms, Balkan patterns, campfire tunes, gypsy folk tales - truly world music, on every track across the album. Whirly hippy tunes, soaring fiddles, waltz's are danced and most of all everyone feels better - it's that kind of record.

It is one of the most skilfully played records that has been my joy to listen to, virtuoso in construction, I prefer the female voice, but don't let that distract you from what is a marvellous assault on your ears.

I'm no folk expert, my roots knowledge is slim, I know not the difference between a reel and a jig; but even this novice knows that this is a multifaceted, variety rich record - full of gentle mastery. An intelligent solution to the result of a flood destroying their house and studio - a fresh start, a new approach, a whim of nature ensuring a live off the floor recording was an necessity.

It's a wonderful result.

Rudie