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  • Summary: The latest release from Eyvind Kang features influences from eastern music.
  • Record Label: Ipecac
  • Genre(s): Classical, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Chamber Music, Avant-Garde Music
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 11, 2012
    80
    An interesting example of a performer getting more experimental and simultaneously more studio-savvy, Chenaux has produced his best work yet. [Mar 2012, p.51]
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    80
    Here, we find the mufti-instrumentalist in his natural habitat, leading a band in seven pieces that blend Eastern-tinged melody, courtly medieval music and modern composition. [Mar 2012, p.90]
  3. May 8, 2012
    80
    It is his most ambitious and focused work, and combines not only instruments and musical traditions, but cultural sonances and histories as well.
  4. May 8, 2012
    75
    The Narrow Garden features some of the most sunny and flowering music that Kang has created, seamlessly joined with a couple of sinister threnodies.
  5. May 8, 2012
    50
    Taken by itself, it has some pretty tracks, as well as some intriguing ones. Yet for the majority of the album I was left wondering what this music was meant to be used for.
  6. May 24, 2012
    50
    The Narrow Garden is, at times, polite to a fault, its sensual romance lacking visceral urgency.