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Gunesh Ensemble - Вижу Землю / Looking At The Earth CD (album) cover

Вижу Землю / LOOKING AT THE EARTH

Gunesh Ensemble

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.52 | 40 ratings

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bartymj
4 stars Search hard and you will be rewarded! This album is actually on Spotify currently, but written in Cyrillic (Гунеш - Вижу Землю). Not ideal for those of us with a UK keyboard but it is there!

I've listened to this for the first time, and without a doubt it is the best thing I know of to be produced in Turkmenistan.

It really is a wild ride. The first track wouldn't sound out of place as the funky theme tune to a 70s cop show, before track two slides into an oriental style trance that leaves you feeling like you're floating in outer space, followed by something sounding like a Muslim call to prayer (you'll have to forgive me if that's totally wrong). All the while jazz fusion elements build up in the background. I could go on and describe the rest but I recommend just listening to it yourself.

Turkmenistan's location in the world means it's no surprise this album seems to incorporate cultures and styles that cover the majority of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It really is something.

bartymj | 4/5 |

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