New from Italy's Pedale Baroque, "Balumba Tombo revolution" is another eclectic compilation of Pop and World Music artists and songs reflecting the wide-open scope of the unique project that produced '07's "Balumba Tombo reloaded." From the psych-inspired "Sea Child" by Danger, to the East-meets-West hybrid sound of Gandhi Goes to Bollywood's "Welcome to Legoland," the diversity of the 10 tracks blend perfectly to create a borderless pastiche of pure musicality. "Requiematic" by Maestro Poldo Catara dabbles in classical nuances, while CD-opener, "Distraction physique" by Bohemian Flambe, is straight-ahead rock with a decided French influence. Elsewhere, Frograssa's weird and unsettling "Frogs in frocks" and the ultra-'80's feel of Leonid Sdjalayev' "Eto niemoi film?" push the boundaries without sounding uncharacteristic or out of place. A CD for the musically adventurous, the "Balumba Tombo revolution" compilation is a provocative mix of styles and influences that will leave you wanting more from the compelling and innovative Pedale Baroque collective.
-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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