New Music Critique: PEACEARTHOPE

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Seeking: Agent, Film/TV
Style: World Fusion Instrumental

Every tune from this world music ensemble dazzles the listener with an express-train energy that threatens to go off the rails yet never does. Excellent players shine as soloists and as a team on tunes that instantly suggest a Spanish/Latin style, but infuses the proceedings with so much more. “So Say the Soothsayers” has dazzling guitar flair amid complex percussive instruments. “Senor Peacock” suggests flamenco with its castanets, yet its  Indian raga flavors and syncopated world rhythms are unmistakeable. Again, the listener is treated to frenetic fretwork from the guitarist on “Eternal Joy of You,” which starts at 100 mph and proceeds through a gauntlet of constantly shifting time sigs.  This band is a blast.