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Various Artists The Outernationalists Present Ethnomixicology

If the title didn't tip you off to this compilation's explicit ethnic influences, then walk away now. If you're into world music fusion, though, join Simon Emmerson of Afro-Celt Sound System and UK producer/DJ Phil Meadley as they musically meander the globe. On Ethnomixocology, the duo blends Turkish percussion band Harem with the clear, strong vocals of South Africa's Doreen Thobekile and so on. They end the whole adventure back in the UK with an Afro-Celt track called "Deep Channel," whose futuristic melding of bagpipes and beats probably has a Celtic warrior spinning in his grave.

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