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Zen Connection

Various Artists (One World Music)

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Karma Shadba No Noise  
  2   Ipirotiko Mariners MP3 sample
  3   Breathing Light Nitin Sawnhey MP3 sample
  4   King Dragonfly Susumu Yokota MP3 sample
  5   Mountain Path Badmarsh & Shri MP3 sample
  6   Dark Eyes Omar Faruk Tekbilek MP3 sample
  7   Last Words by the Temple Phil Thornton  
  8   Panorama Amanaska MP3 sample
  9   Bombay Mega Om  
  10   Dimdanana Jasmon MP3 sample
  11   Arabic Odyssey Fahtima  
  12   Spice Souk James Asher MP3 sample
  13   Gift The Itch  
  14   A Different Space Bob Holroyd MP3 sample
Disc 2:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   And I'll Baby Mammoth MP3 sample
  2   Queremos Paz Gotan Project MP3 sample
  3   Journey Inwards LTJ Bukem MP3 sample
  4   Afterlife Stef MP3 sample
  5   Ease Back Amanaska  
  6   El soy Y las Esrellas Manana Mundo MP3 sample
  7   Electra Airstream  
  8   Elgarhythms Ornament MP3 sample
  9   Private Universe Jon Hopkins  
  10   Ocean Dreams Order In Chaos MP3 sample
  11   Bossalounge Ensemble Ethnique  
  12   Deer Horn Riley lee & Small Defence MP3 sample
  13   Too Far Nacho Sotomayor  

Smoke Notes

The aural pleasure that awaits you on the newly released compilation 'Zen Connection' is one of total bliss and originality. In an implicitly divine merger between eastern and western styles of music, 'Zen Connection' features a stunning array of talent, including the likes of Nitin Sawhney, LTJ Bukem, Badmarsh & Shiri, and Gotan Project. Brought to us by the crew at One World Music, this double disc compilation is an absolute breath of fresh air and is utterly unique in its musical offering. The world of the "Chill Out" CD is a dangerous one, paved with a lot of dodgy music that is little more than second-rate elevator music.

Once in a while something a little bit different comes along that stands out above the rest - this one because it relies on the music and not the fashion to sell. From the opening chord of Karma Shadbas "No Noise" the tone is set, a soothing groove that resonates through to your inner core. "Breathing Light" by Nitin Sawhney is breathtakingly beautiful and the Middle Eastern sound fully takes hold with the amazing composition "Panorama" by Amanaska. The second disc is slightly more up tempo and a little less "world" than the first, featuring "Journey Inwards" by LTJ Bukem (an artist that is usually linked with the drum n bass scene who takes it down a notch or two for this blissed-out number), Baby Mammoth with "And I'll See You", Stefs "Afterlife", and the mega-popular Gotan Project provides "Queremos". In all, featuring 27 excellent tracks, this smooth blend of chilled out beats from around the globe will appeal to those who enjoy their world sounds with a little contemporary bite, those who already enjoy the likes of the 'Buddha Bar' and 'Buddha Lounge' compilations, or the many who have enjoyed the relaxed 'Lazy Sunday' CDs but would maybe like to try something a little more esoteric. Recommended.

Product Details

Artist: Various Artists (One World Music)
Album: Zen Connection
Cat #: OWM001
Date: 20/11/2003
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 2
Label: One World Music
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 weeks
Genres: Compilations , Dance , World
Normally: $69.95
SmokeCDs Price: $49.95
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