Episode 5: A Virtual World Fusion
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The fusion of Asian and Middle-Eastern flavors and styles into western music is not new. It can be traced back to the classical music of Mozart, and definitely the operas of Pucini.
In the 1950’s, however the fascination with international sounds found a whole new home in in lounge music. Most of this music was cheesy sounding and frequently mis-interpreted or mis-used international sounds. In the 1960’s the fusion of Jazz with with Indian tabla and sitar informed the music of groups like Oregon and The Paul Winter Consort.
All of this leads up to today where artists often take main-stream styles and fuse them with international sounds and styles from around the world. This week we take a journey through the fusion of international sounds and styles of yesterday, to todays mainstream: A Virtual World Fusion, on this weeks Cerebral Mix.
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I recently noted that Transient had left his keyboards after 15 years of releasing excellent electronica on the net. I also mentioned that Transient was making a DVD of all of his music available via his website. All of the links for Transient above are links to his site where his DVD is available. Please check it out, and order it! Transient’s 15 years of Netlabel releases are highly worth listening to.
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