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Thrilling Roma music fresh from the Dolapdere district of Istanbul — classic Turkish styles besides folk songs from Albania, Macedonia, Spain — beautifully presented by A Hawk And A Hacksaw’s ace label.

Terrific — half originals, half Ukrainian, Hungarian and Romanian folk re-worked under the spell of Paradjanov’s marvellous film Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors. Raptly melodious, thunderous, super-charged.

‘Niles was otherworldly and his voice raged with strange incantations’ (Bob Dylan). 1950s recordings from an Appalachian living-room, exquisitely presented and hotly recommended. Fab.