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Artist: Various
Type: Album
Release date: 2000
Run time: 70:20
My Rating: 8

  1. Terra, Origins (3:23)
  2. Eastern Voices, The Calling (3:23)
  3. Terra, Ituxi (2:44)
  4. Cyberland, Circle Around The Sun (4:41)
  5. Cyber Ethnique, Desert Wind (6:32)
  6. Inishkea, Mahanadi (3:43)
  7. Cyber Ethnique, Wild (2:33)
  8. Terra, Ultima Lagrima (3:10)
  9. Terra, Asiapical (4:45)
  10. Inishkea, Namyit Island (7:21)
  11. Terra, Ecana (3:10)
  12. Cyber Ethnique, Spiral Mantra (6:15)
  13. Terra, Lost in Eden (2:58)
  14. Terra, Ulaanbaatar (4:31)
  15. Inishkea, Song of the Navajo (8:42)
  16. Cyber Ethnique, World Nation (2:19)


I don't make a habit of buying CDs from the bargain bin, and a CD which doesn't list an artist on the front cover is usually a sign that it's not all that good, but I took a chance. Five groups contributed songs, and to be fair, I have considered them separately.

Terra (7 Tracks) - 8 points for style, but 3 points off for failing to avoid sounding like a Deep Forest/Enigma clone. Ulaanbaatar sounds incredibly like Return to Innocence. Though then again, I don't think I've heard anyone use an accordion in a song of this style, so add one point. Overall 6 points.

Cyber Ethnique (4 Tracks) Strings! And high-energy beats and vocals! And a wide variance of style! 9 points for style, another point for actually making me want to find one of their albums, 10 overall

Inishkea (3 tracks) The heck? Namyit Island is basically ultra-relaxation music (sounds like it's from A Stormy Night) played under a drum beat with a woman stating seemingly random phrases, all of which are repeated as though it was a language education tape. The other two tracks are only slightly better. 3 points for being brave enough to contribute.

Eastern Voices (1 track) Hard to judge on the one track, but very minimalist. Interesting use of a twangy C&W-style guitar. It'd be interesting to hear what else they have to offer. 7 points for grooviness.

Cyberland (1 track) Quietly stylely. I have no idea if this is indicative of the rest of their music, but it's OK. 5 points for turning up, another point for the groovy guitar, 6 overall.

Subtitled: Global Sounds for a New Millennium. This one, I guess... Released in some markets as "Global Lounge - World Nation".

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