Consistency is not what Mosaic Persuasions is about. Out of 16 tracks there are eight traditional Yiddish songs, one Yiddish jazz standard, one poem set to music, three covers and one original. In addition to the diversity of musical selection, almost every track goes through several musical movements.
There is a heavy influence from Arabic music on most tracks. "Üsküdar Taxim/ Terk in Amerike" starts almost completely Turkish in style and then, as the song progresses with a tight percussive bottom, the Yiddish influence mixes in with the Turkish. The lack of strict Yiddish references gives this album a lot of its strength and diversity, something the band could delve into deeper in the future. - Scott Atkinson
Audio: "Humphrey Bulgar"
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