Banco de Gaia
Last Train to Lhasa (Planet Dog/Mammoth)
by Scott Hefflon
This is a true masterpiece. Subtle mood swings, balances of displaced, organic sound and techno groove, and smooth transitions from non-think, full-body dance music to pensive explorations of inner and outer space. After being deadened by the glut of rave shallowness and pretentious new age Valium, I’m pleased there are still soulful and spiritual voyages in electronic music.