In Brief

* * * Trans-Global Underground, "Yes Boss Food Corner," Ark 21. Because the fusion of techno beats with traditional Asian sounds has already become a cliche, the latest Trans-Global session lacks the impact of its trend-setting 1993 debut. But one listen to the dreamy "Pomegranate" or the rousing "Drums of Navarone" is enough to make you realize that few can match the London collective at blending the trance-inducing sound of a sitar with the trashy repetitiousness of a drum machine. One drawback: Former vocalist Natacha Atlas is sorely missed.

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