The Intercontinentals

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  • Summary: On his latest release, Bill Frisell takes an international approach to American folk music, assembling a cosmopolitan group of musicians that includes Malian vocalist/percussionist Sidiki Camara, Brazilian guitarist Vinicius Cantuaria, and Greece's Christos Govetas.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. Sometimes it seems almost sleight-of-hand that any music could have so much going on and yet be so spacious.
  2. Simultaneously adventurous, beautiful, and full of depth.
  3. This is a remarkable album; it sets a new water mark for Frisell's sense of adventure and taste, and displays his perception of beauty in a pronounced, uncompromising, yet wholly accessible way.
  4. Rootsy and undeniable, The Intercontinentals is yet another Frisellian work of genius.
  5. Mojo
    80
    The result is laidback and chilled. [Apr 2003, p.104]
  6. Blender
    70
    An album of languid grooves and slowly descending melodies. [#16, p.117]
  7. Every once in a while a drone or pattern emerges, reminding me of what I treasure most in "world music"-- articulated rhythm. Then he gets some tech genie or steel player to throw on another synth substitute and it's back to the miasma.
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  1. Jack
    Apr 27, 2004
    10
    Very, very sweet.
  2. LukeS
    Jan 6, 2006
    10
    unparalleled, solid maestro-ship

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