Gabrielle Roth, Refuge

Robert Phoenix

By Robert Phoenix

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A dark and moving tribute to Tibet

Former Russian rock god Boris Grebenshikov joins Gabrielle Roth on this moving tribute to Tibet. Grebenshikov's deep Sanskrit chants over a bed of electronics, organic rhythms and instruments like the nay flute are memorable to say the least (he sounds like a Marlboro-smoking Siberian shaman). And on the dark and sensual "Tara Mantra," he's joined by Roth, and the two sing in perfect yin/yang alignment.