The Mask and the Mirror Album Review

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I don’t remember exactly how I discovered this album. I think it was playing in some store while I was browsing for something else. Regardless, I was so entranced, I bought it on the spot (with my own money – I was 13 at the time) and have been a fan ever since.

Loreena McKennit masterfully blends historical and ethnic influences, including Celtic, Arabic, and Spanish, ethereal vocals, and instruments ranging from the piano and harp to the uillean pipes, dumbeg, tabla, and oud to create music that is almost literally transporting. Listening, you only have to close your eyes for your imagination to whisk you off to Morocco or Spain or Celtic Britain.

My rating: (5 / 5)

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