New Reviews: September 2, 1998

Blue Star is the German duo of Peter Blue and Elizabeth Star. Together, they create instrumentals with a strong Himalayan influence, although most of their instruments are Western in origin. Suite for "The Tibetans" is Volume 2 in a project that included a previous volume that contained music to accompany meditation exercises. This curretn volume, however, is themed with Tibetan mythology. Blue Star create surreal soundscapes that paint vivid pictures in the imagination. Songs range from uptempo, energetic pieces to softer, more subtle reflections. Touches of rock, gospel, even disco underly some of the pieces, bringing this album forward into the realm of World Fusion. Hard to find outside of Germany, but definitely worth the effort (try this Web page too for Blue Star's record company), this album is definitely a real collector's item.