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To enter the world of the gamelan orchestra is like stepping out of time to a place where the old rules no longer apply. What initially seems like an unsettling cacophony of gongs and struck bronze tubes quickly reveals itself to be a cornucopia of interlocking, minimalist melodies that become both lush and soothing. The voices turn it truly unearthly, the harmonies elusive, moving with a stateliness that takes on the rhythm of breathing. Startlingly beautiful.