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Release date: 
October 23, 2013
Total songs: 
11
Genres: 
International
Label: 
Play Whole World
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Lumina

"Roam if you want to" is a line from a B-52s hit from 1989. Now you can ROAM the world musically with the striking new album, Lumina, by the Toronto electro-acoustic band of that name. Fronted by singer/songwriter Lisa Patterson, she's abetted by the prominent likes of Alex McMaster, Justin Abedin, George Koller and Jason Fowler. The ROAM sound is described as roots-meet-worldbeat, and instruments like duduk, tablas, cajon and bata drums help create intriguing sonic atmospheres wrapped round Patterson's pure voice. Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies) does the material justice with his crisp production. A cover of The Pretenders' "Hymn To Her" adds to the diversity, while the socially conscious "Can't Stand By" has a timely sound byte from Malala Yousafzai. ROAM's 2008 debut, Points of Departure, led to international touring. The new album had its official launch at Toronto's Lula Lounge on Oct. 23.