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Various Artists / Rough Guide Himalayas
Album:Rough Guide Himalayas Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2002
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-12-16 Pull Date:2003-02-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Feb 16Feb 2Jan 26Jan 19Jan 12Jan 5Dec 29Dec 22

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Album Review
Reviewed 2003-02-04 
World Music Network, 2002

Music from Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and China round out this chant-heavy set from the Rough Guide folks. Quality stuff, as always.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13

1. 2:15 – haunting fem vox (chanting nun) over synth tones, some percussion
2. 6:44 – lilting Indian classical piece from Kashmir: guitar, santur, and bamboo flute
3. 3:58 – Nepalese brass band with cool percussion, reminiscent of klezmer!
4. 4:21 – more chanting nuns, this time without effects: quick-flowing and hypnotic
5. 3:09 – atmospheric and bluesy guitar/effects, plus… you guessed it, a chanting nun!
6. 6:56 – monks this time, deep deep deep throat intonations and churning chants
7. 9:59 – Bill Laswell stuff: field recordings of chants & horns in a swirling, murky soup
8. 3:41 – solo lingbu wooden flute, high-pitched and warbling; very pretty
9. 3:51 – duet: quick frame drumming and a blaring shawm pipe
10. 3:27 – Male singer with yangchen dulcimer, song for the black-necked crane
11. 3:39 – very lo-fi field recording of a Nepalese percussion ensemble
13. 7:12 – Chinese flute (and Japanese percussion), a beautiful and lonely piece


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Drolma, ChoyingNgani Troma Part 1
2.Sharma, ShivukumarPahadi
3.Das, KrishnaGurans Ko Phool Siuri
4.Jangchub Choeling NunneryGaden Lhagya
5.Drolma, ChoyingKyamdro Semkye
6.Drete Dhargon Drepung MonasteyLekdri Ma
7.Hooked Light RaysFire Channels. Me
8.PetsoDar Tson Nanga
9.Ladakhi MusiciansMusic for Archery
10.Drukpa, JigmeLing Sho La
11.Nepali MusiciansMwe Dyahlhaygu
12.Do-PeDong Lim
13.Yue, GuoHimalayas