4.5 Musical escapism - tranquility awaits BlueBellSoul | 18/03/2008 | See all BlueBellSoul's reviews (2) Now and then its nice to listen to music that removes you from the often chaotic and throwaway trappings of modern life. This album helps to do just that, with its rich, liting and soft harmonies coupled to a fine voice. Although Sevara may not have the most instantly recognisable vocal style in this field of music, it sits just nicely with the sounds backing her - primarily that of the Doutar, a traditional Uzbek instrument.The opening and title tracks are the two most accesible on offer, and will become familar after just a few listens. The second track and the closer, Alla, are the two most exquisite moments though, and should leave your ears with the feeling of being wrapped in swathes of exotic silk, such is the hypnotic style of the carefully constructed rhythms. I give it four stars because not all tracks are memorable; the final third of the album does dip slightly.Strongly recommended for fans of all guises of the female voice. Nicely designed sleeve too, with good notes and lyrics on the artist.