GUY MENDILOW ENSEMBLE/Music from the Forgotten Kingdom: Mendilow wanted to do a set of traditional music but an authority told him either he keeps it true to it's roots or he does what he wants but doesn't call it traditional. Glad to see he thumbed his nose at the know it all. A wild, world beat mash up that feels operatic in scope, this is one set sure to take you places you've only heard in dreams. A mash up of sounds from the middle east and beyond, this is way more than girl friend music exotica, this is an armchair traveler's deluxe accommodation. A total delight for the adventurous, adult ears.