Graham Reid | | <1 min read
It's been too long since this Tibetan artist appeared at Elsewhere and, although we've heard a few albums along the way, we haven't actually reviewed any since our interview in 1999.
(Which as I noted drew some adverse comment from those who like to believe that Tibet in the pre-China era wasn't feudal or divided between religious factions).
Once again we hear her sublime voice in arrangements which stay the right side of New Age in setting for piano, flute, violin, duduk and drums.
Somewhere between a prayer, a liturgy and Peter Gabriel's vision of world pop – with hints of country in the arrangements – One Drop has a greater agenda (human understanding and compassion) than mere song-making.
If she hasn't passed your way yet then this is very approachable even as she sails close to that high vocal style of the Chinese which many find hard to take.
Well worth making the time for.
You can hear this album at Spotify here