Stephan Michael Sechi's second ensemble of
Talislanta music, the Music from Talislanta II CD is just the thing for
getting a taste of the various cultures of Talislanta (musically, or
course). It takes after the first Music from Talislanta CD, in the
sense that it offers a much more eclectic arrangement of music than the
theme oriented Wizard Hunter soundtrack. From the lulling tunes of the
Sawila to the festive notes of the Zandir, this album gives the
listener a wonderful foray into the magic of Talislantans' musical
The Caliph of Djaffa is serenaded by his favorite wives and consorts.
Fools (Zandir) 3:49
Traditional carnivale song of revelers on the Night of Fools.
Sea and Sky
A Sawila spellsong offered to the elementals of sea and sky.
After a long day of tomb-robbing, Yitek nomads sometimes sit around the
campfire and play the songs of their ancestors.
A Manra shape-changing ritual, accompanied by drums and chanting.
Song (Yassan) 6:35
Yassan technomancers perform their version of industrial music,
To Xanadas (Xanadasian) 7:53
A traditional lament played each year by the followers of Xanadas, on
the anniversary of the savant's disappearance.
Song (Cymrilian) 4:50
A traditional windship sky-chanty from Archaen times. The wizard
Tamerlin makes an appearance on spiral-horn on the last chorus.
A piece for gossamer harps, glass flute, baritone bellows-horn, and
assorted percussion, by the Bodorian composer Sola Lado.
Garden (Bodorian) 6:18
A commissioned piece performed for the Hadjin Grandeloquence, by
Bodorian maestro Falo Mido and his ensemble.