Troika - Shaman (2000)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 7 | 46:58 min | 111 Mb
Style: New Age, Ambient | Label: Enso Records
Troika is ostensibly a trio of musicians who choose to remain anonymous, but the compositions are credited to David Arkenstone, and a quick listen to the sound design reveals this is none other than David Arkenstone himself, working under a pseudonym. Earlier Troika releases mirrored Arkenstone's penchant for overblown synthesizer orchestrations, so it's no coincidence that Troika's latest reveals the native rhythms and flutes that Arkenstone is currently exploring under still another alias, Animá. Like that group, Troika serves up tribal-trance grooves with flute melodies, tuned percussion samples, and a swirl of synthesizer ambiences.