Editors’ Notes With each new release the Gypsy Nomads find new sounds to investigate. The rhythms here are notably more present  (“Blacksmith,” ‘The Chase”) and the group’s sly humor informs a good number of the tracks. “Ian McTroll” is the sound of an acoustic folk duo working out some serious druid-metal. “Dust and Sand In the Caravan” captures the sound of a festival (as in The Carnival Eclectique). Guitarist Scott Helland has always proven versatile, having played everything from punk rock with the legendary Deep Wound to delicate, intricate guitar loops as a solo performer. Here he creates an Arabesque maze of riffs that channel British folk (“The Celtic Sprite”) and Middle Eastern lore (“Belly Trance”). Vocalist Samantha Stephenson moves over to drums and percussion, only throwing her incantations onto the tease of the album’s biggest hit “Oh Gypsy” and “L’Horizon” and the playful shouts of “Mutiny In the Ranks.” The tolling death beat to “Ghost Drum” is particularly ominous. “Summerland” ends things on a gentle, European-styled melody where one can imagine mountainsides and tranquility, the perfect cap to a perfect voyage.

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