BEFORE YOU SEE Seven pieces, approximately 50 minutes; sitar, synthesizer, percussion, pan pipes, shakuhachi and bamboo flute. Some Latin rhythms, some Mideastern, one reggae. Generally mellow, soothing, relaxing.
Received a 5-star (highest rating) from JAM Magazine: "For fans of psychedelic world music, this one's a must."
"The sitar is back. And one of its new, contemporary masters is Stephan Mikés. . . . (He) has created a compelling East-meets-West musical fusion using the sitar and other Eastern instruments along with pedal steel guitar and synthesizers. The sounds may be foreign but the compositional structures are familiar and include pop-like melodic hooks you can hang your head and heart on."
-- Scott Benarde, Critics' Choice, The Palm Beach Post
". . . The result is a collection of accessible originals, featuring simple, appealing melodies and rhythms, which at turns produce meditative or uplifting feelings."
-- Laura Wilansky, Cafe Society, XS Magazine