Bulgaria, 2003, Balkan folk
Music for when you’re dining on ashes and in a mood for some meditation. A lot of the vocals sound like they were recorded in a church, which means they probably weren’t. Just made to sound like they were. A lot of nuance that can be picked up on headphones in quiet place, not to be listened to while distracted. The tracks all have telling titles that are reflected in the music, like “Salome” sounding like a seductive dance of death, for example. This album is not only steeped in Sufi mysticism but also draws on Orthodox traditions. For the love of God, let yourself wander through this music.