Audiophile World Music
Traditional Crossroads is a ground-breaking Audiophile World Music Label dedicated to releasing music of various cultures utilizing state-of the-art recording technology and high-quality packaging. Traditional Crossroads provides the most sophisticated record engineering and thorough liner notes for every release, from the latest recordings of Cuban jazz to reissues of turn-of-the-century middle-eastern legends. Remastered using the latest computer technology, 1912 recordings of the chant-like music of the Armenian composer Komitas Vartapet sound surprisingly clear and haunting, as do the historical gramophone recordings collected on Istanbul 1925, taken from the original metal parts recorded during EMI’s early travels to Turkey. The collection was praised by Rolling Stone as "remastered with a sound clarity that makes it seem as if they had arrived, magically, out of a time machine..