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Digdig - Rene Lacaille and Bob Brozman
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Short Quotes from Major Global Press
in praise of DIGDIG




BBC Music Magazine, UK:
'This is lively high-energy stuff...a lot of fun, especially the instrumental items, and you can believe it brought the house down played live'

The Sunday Times, London, UK:
'a series of infectious yet understated tunes, driven by discreet percussion, that crisscrosses the oceans, leaving the listener bewildered but exhilarated'

The Observer, London, UK:
'an enjoyable and at times startling meltdown of styles'

Froots / Folk Roots Magazine, UK:
'just plain delightful... a relaxed, spontaneous feel to the album and an obvious joy in collaborative music making that mark this one out as something special.'

The Scotsman, UK:
'what these two great musicians get up to when they're together has irresistible charm - ***** (FIVE STARS)'

The Guardian, UK:
'an engaging clash between Lacaille's sturdy French and Creole dance tunes and Brozman's bluesy Hawaiian guitar'

Charlie Gillet, BBC London:
'Bob Brozman in another wonderful partnership'

Manchester Evening News, UK:
'It was, I suppose, inevitable that [Brozman and Lacaille] should meet and collaborate but by no means as certain that the results would prove to be quite as vibrant, life-affirming and full of humour as this charming and enlightening record'

Wanderlust:
'A mellow blend of acoustic sounds by masters of their art'

The Beat:
'Digdig still delights...Brozman's masterful steel guitar blends beautifully with Lacaille's accordion, guitar, charango, and other instruments'

The San Diego Union-Tribune:
'What results could lead to an increase in tourism on this remote island. For those unable to travel that far, this album should do just fine.'

Amazon.com:
'As Brozman proved on two collaborations with Okinawan singer Takashi Hirayasu, his lush slide guitar sounds perfect in any milieu, and once again he and his collaborator have carved out a brave new genre'

Allmusic.com:
'This may be an early contender for world music album of the year 2002'

Rootsworld.com:
'Brozman and Lacaille keep listeners on their toes by shifting the accents and adding layer upon layer of guitars, charango, percussion, and accordion'

Worldmusicportal.com:
'consider this one of the first must-haves of the year'

Kansai Time Out:
'Digdig is a rewarding and joyful collaboration'

Wire:
'Digdig plays both as a new spin on Réunionnais music and an especially cheerful summary of Brozman's accomplishments to date'


DIGDIG is also...
- Number 3 in fRoots World Music European Airplay Top 10 (May)
- Number 3 in World Music Charts Europe (April)
- Featured on: Radio Brume; Village 900 (CKMO); MUNDIAL Music Pool, Top 40 World, (Number 4); Worldmix Radio; Musicmatch Radio; WMUA; World Beat Top 30 (Number 16); WHCL; "The Planet," ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation); the BBC; PRI's "The World"; and NPR stations throughout North America.



Full reviews for DIGDIG:

THE SUNDAY TIMES, London, UK, Feb. 24, 2002
FOLKROOTS, UK, March 2002
AMAZON.COM, USA
POP MATTERS, April 17, 2002
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, April 25, 2002
TOWER PULSE!, May, 2002

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