Thursday, March 22, 2012

CD Review: AndraLaMoussia's 'Bet'

Ittai Binnun

The sauntering melodies and Middle Eastern incarnations of AndraLaMoussia are lavishly produced on the 2010 release of Bet. The group is based in Jerusalem, Israel and features a variety of musical creations involving the guitar, accordion, trumpet, ney, clarinet, sax, baglama, violin, oud, melodica, and assorted percussion. The tunes are lively and mostly instrumental. There is a degree of Andalusian, Central Asian, and Balkan influence throughout. The thirteen tracks contain energetic, evocative, and classy compositions. In short, you will not be disappointed with the music of AndraLaMoussia. It is a sure 'bet.' ~ Matthew Forss

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