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Desert Grooves
     

Desert Grooves

 
Though it's a pleasant enough mixture of downtempo groove, worldbeat, and moody new age -- all inflected with Arabic and North African rhythms -- Desert Grooves travels over a well-worn footpath. That's because most, if not all, of its tracks have made appearances on similarly themed compilations. Natacha Atlas' "Duden," for

Overview

Though it's a pleasant enough mixture of downtempo groove, worldbeat, and moody new age -- all inflected with Arabic and North African rhythms -- Desert Grooves travels over a well-worn footpath. That's because most, if not all, of its tracks have made appearances on similarly themed compilations. Natacha Atlas' "Duden," for example, is featured on at least five different downtempo/otherwise ethnically-chilled comps. What all of this means is that if you are an existing fan of windy electronica and worldbeat grooves -- or a desert wanderer selling his wares from a wicker basket in the souk -- then you may have these songs together already, probably in a similar formation. If, however, you are none of these things, then Desert Grooves will offer exactly what you'd expect. Banco de Gaia's "Amber" is a vaguely Arabic ambient dub piece, while new age guitar maestro Jesse Cook turns in his "Baghdad," which reminds you of white stucco and strong coffee in narrow alleys. Kabul Workshop's "Trigana" is another standout, as is rai superstar Abdel Ali Slimani 's "Moi et Toi."

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
Label:
Water Music Records
UPC:
0030206040128
catalogNumber:
4012

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Natacha Atlas   Vocals

Technical Credits

Natacha Atlas   Composer
Geoffrey Gordon   Composer
Nitin Sawhney   Composer,Producer
Abdel Ali Slimani   Composer
Jesse Cook   Composer
Movses Panossian   Composer,Producer
Count Dubulah   Composer
Nabil Khalidi   Composer
Hamid Mantu   Composer
Raz Mesinai   Composer
Toby Marks   Composer
Jim Wilson   Producer
Dzihan   Composer
Brad Pressman   Executive Producer
Rod Linnum   Licensing
Peter Musebrink   Arranger,Producer
Avo Arutiunian   Producer
Roby J. Colella   Composer,Producer
Arnica Montana   Composer,Producer
Dmitriy Pavlov   Composer,Producer

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