Unblocked [sound recording] : music of Eastern Europe.
Publisher: Roslyn, N.Y. : Ellipsis Arts, p1997.
Description: 3 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (71 p. : col. ill ; 24 cm.)
Subject: Music Europe, Eastern.
Credits: Producer, Michal Shapiro ; editor, Larry Birnbaum.
Notes: Compact discs.
Reissued from recordings from various sources, published and unpublished.
Issued in 3 containers in slipcase.
Ellipsis Arts: CD3570 (CD3571--CD3573).
Contents: CD 1. Eastern voices, Northern shores -- CD 2. From the Danube through the Carpathians -- CD 3. The Balkans.
Summary: The collection ranges from ethereal church chorales to earthly peasant dances to modern fusions with Western rock, pop, and jazz. The instrumentation includes fiddles and accordions, brass bands and bagpipes, cimbaloms and utogardons, jew's harps and hurdy gurdies, with vocals that range from the sensual to the sublime. The accompanying guide includes essays on Eastern Europe's cultures, as well as photos and extensive track notes.