In 2004 Richard Crandell made his appearance with an incredibly beautiful album "Mbira Magic" on John Zorn's Tzadik label. We realized that kalimbas are excellent instruments for a good party after first hearing Konono No. 1 and their friends. On the other side of the spectrum the little box also produces melancholic minimal compositions that focus on the purity of the sound and the beauty of the instrument itself. Crandell gets the maximum out of it, in a very subtle way. We are weary of using the adjective "dreamy" since the patent of Iceland, but this is as dreamy as it gets... euhm, heaven. Eat that, Mùm!