“If there’s a takeaway to this enchanting album from Mephiti, it’s that there are countless ways to expressing a state of serenity. There’s the melodic sigh of “Shilly,” the raindrop pulse of “Hymne I,” the emerging sunrise of “Hanneke,” and the descent into night of “Krevelstraat.” Mephiti swings between tranquility and liveliness; occasionally, it feels like a reinterpretation of Bill Frisell’s dreamier solo projects. The sextet is rounded out by alto saxophonist Erik Bogaerts, guitarist Ruben Machtelinckx, guitarist Bert Cools, double bassist Brice Soniano, drummer Stijn Cools and Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė on kankles



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