Invisible Borders 1 / Various
Invisible Borders is an impressive musical achievement on many fronts, but what makes this recording truly historical is that producer reclaims for his native Persia the sounds the West are so familiar with, while remaining totally unaware of their musical origins. For example the album's fluid Flamenco playing, a style which has seen a resurgence in recent years, does not only derive from Spain, Northern Africa, Israel and Arab Deserts, but it originated in Persia and India. He makes the listener aware that much of the modern musical vernacular has roots that were planted in Persia. We masterfully blends rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into instrumental sounds that defy classification. Is it Jazz ? New Age ? World Beat ? Blues ? Flamenco ? The answer is an enthusiastic Yes to all. Invisible Borders will take you around the world in over 60 minutes. And like any great adventure, the musical traveler will be exhilarated, educated, emancipated, and of course, thoroughly entertained. And best of all, you can leave your passport at home.