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Gato Libre: Strange Village

Listening to this is a strange experience, not because the music is especially unusual, but because it runs so counter to what I expected when I saw the names Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii on the cover. Granted, I haven’t heard either in awhile, but last time I did they were doing the free-jazz/new-music thing. The themes on Strange Village, derived from European and South American folk music, are something else entirely.

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