Album Remarks & Appraisals:
In his journeys all over the world Stephan Micus seeks to study and understand the sounds of traditional instruments and the cultures that brought them to life. He then composes original pieces for them, combining instruments that would never normally be heard together, chosen from different cultures simply for their character, texture and sonic beauty. On his 21st ECM album he plays nine different instruments, emphasizing two he hasn't used before, the Moroccan genbri and the Botswanan ndingo.
Recording information: MCM Studios (2012-2014).
Photographer: Simon Broughton.