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by Graeme Drum

“Eclectic” is a world music instrumental album containing instruments and featured musicians from around the world. Egyptian percussion is used throughout the album.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dreams (feat. Shy-Anne Hovorka & Jordan Elcheson)
Graeme Drum
2:41 $0.99
2. New Zaar
Graeme Drum
2:52 $0.99
3. Rhythmation (feat. Derek Islavius & Jordan Elcheson)
Graeme Drum
3:43 $0.99
4. Expresivo Y Profundo
Graeme Drum & Juan D. Toledo
4:46 $0.99
5. Arashi (feat. Douglas Kyle & Alaine Auger)
Graeme Drum
3:49 $0.99
6. ‘Ariq
Graeme Drum
3:41 $0.99
7. Julia’s Groove (feat. Ali Mazbouh)
Graeme Drum
3:29 $0.99
8. Magic Lamp
Graeme Drum
3:28 $0.99
9. Madrugada (feat. Juan D. Toledo)
Graeme Drum
3:47 $0.99
10. Tekarab
Graeme Drum
3:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Eclectic by Graeme Drum couldn’t come at a better time. World music is needed more than ever to help bridge the gaps between different cultures of the world. Eclectic is Co-produced with multi-award winning artist Shy-Anne Hovorka and Juno Industry multi-award winning music director Julia Mazzaferro. Produced and written by Graeme Drum. “Madrugada” and “Expresivo y Profundo” Co-written by Juan D. Toledo.

Ethnic instruments were recorded live with musicians from around the world. Instruments on this album include Orchestra strings, Electric guitar, Mizmar, Didgeridoo, Taiko drums, Japanese flute, Japanese shamisen, Flamenco guitar, Arabian strings, Oud, Chinese gong, Egyptian tabla and Duf. Mizmar was recorded and played by Ali Mazbouh in Beirut, Lebanon. Taiko Drums and Japanese Flute were recorded at Hilldale Lutheran Church, Thunder Bay, Ontario by Jordan Elcheson. Flamenco guitar was recorded at Rose Room Studios, Toronto, Ontario. Mixed and Mastered by Jim Zolis of Zolis Audio Productions.

In February 2019, the “Eclectic” album became nominated for One World Music Awards “The People’s Choice Award” 2018.



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Steve Sheppard

Spice up your music catalogue
The world vibe as it is called is needed more than ever these days. We must focus on bringing the world together through music, the only real truthful language on the planet, it speaks volumes, as does this quite amazing ten track release by Graeme Drum entitled Eclectic. I have listened to this album several times and I personally rate it to be one of the best in its genre I have heard since the days of Phil Thornton, Hossam Ramzy and James Asher.
The opening track sets the scene delightfully; a wide and varied array of instrumentation is used to explore the opening narrative with such pristine clarity, pay close attention to the excellent refrains on the electric guitar in the opener, Dreams.
The tempo and intensity increases layer by layer and tracks like Rhythmation and the vibrant and rustic offering Expresivo Y Profundo manifest a smoothly produced and exciting arrangement for us all to move within; this is simply a global pastiche of utterly sublime world music as your ever going to hear.
I have a great fondness for percussion and particularly the Tabla, even that can be satiated within this release through tracks like the effervescent ‘Ariq and the quite sensual and addictive Julia’s Groove, packed full of that Middle Eastern ethic, and daring you to move that body.
The album concludes with the colourful narrative of TekArab, a piece that probably sets the direction for the genre in the years to come, powerful, but rhythmic beyond belief.
Eclectic by Graeme Drum is well named; in my view it is the best World Music album I have heard this year, its vibrant, passionate, completely fearless and so wonderfully produced and performed. While some albums within this genre may be difficult to cross over into, Eclectic by Graeme Drum will be the panacea to cure that musical malady, Drum has created an exciting and thoroughly accessible album of truly exciting and fluent global music, and everyone should have a copy to spice up their musical catalogue.