Mekong Delta Sunrise is a juxtaposition of culture and tone. Mixing modern rap and traditional Cambodian culture, spoken word and music in this controlled album; withheld energy never lets it break loose.
Astronomy Class brings a measured combination, with strange but harmonised elements for the pleasure of the listener. Beginning with the calculated and thoughtful rap in Astronomy for the Masses, floating Asian influences and instruments stream through the album, blending dark and light sides of life across cultures.
This is a well considered album that enlightens the listener and allows them a view of the world outside. (SP)
BY SARAH PRITCHARD