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  • Flash of the Spirit [Capitol/Intuition, 1989] B-

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Flash of the Spirit [Capitol/Intuition, 1989]
The idea was for the exoticist to collaborate with flesh-and-blood "traditional musicians," whatever that can mean in such a context. The result was to reduce Yurrup and Burkina Faso to a lowest common denominator--background music. Worse still, the aural environment neither flashes nor fuses--rather than a "forced collision of cultures," it sounds like they just barely missed each other. B-