Green Isac crosses the highly popular electronic dance energy with the traditional world elements of West African grooves, layered with Oriental textures and minimalist structural influences, inspired by composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich. This outstanding new work features sophisticated electronic grooves, crafted textures and treatments, constrained melodic motifs, West African drum grooves, wordless vocals, and a wide array of acoustic and percussive instruments. Green Isac is where ethnic percussion meets vintage synths, where bowed strings meet pottery.
“An ethnic fiesta filled with unpredictable rhythms and wrapped in ethereal ambiences” — Synth & Sequences
“Not only will your faith in brilliant and exciting music be restored, but you’re bound to have a whopping great time as well.” — Wind and Wire
“Groundrush, reminds me why they’ve been one of our favorite groups on Echoes over the years” — Echoes CD of the Month
"space electronics meets world music, a gentle ethereal music with integral melodics, supported by hand drums and assorted percussion» - Peter Thelen/ Exposé
From the intricate minimalist patterns of Steve Reich, the techno-tribal mystery of Jon Hassell, and the tango seductions of Astor Piazzola to the rhythmic vitality of rock and the percussive ecstasy of Third-world traditions, Green Isac seems to have summed up the major innovations of the late 20th century in a single well-crafted album. - Linda Kohanov/All Music