Loop Guru Catalogue Of Desires

This is a reissue from Loop Guru's ambient side, originally released in the UK in 1996 as Catalogue Of Desires Vol 3 CD (the first two were cassettes). Subtitled The Clear White Variation, this is a very good Orb-like journey through 20 continuous sections. The full gamut of world flavours and voices are sampled, or recreated by Loop Guru's usual arsenal of ethnic instruments. The result is an atmospheric travelogue through India, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, accompanied by found sound and bytes of William Burroughs and Timothy Leary. There a few upbeat rhythmic sections, "Almost" features a sample of PWEI's "Home," but on the whole this is one of the better releases from the chilled-out era. (Hypnotic)