Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas has been building towards the subtle beauty of her brand new album ever since 2008′s internationally acclaimed acoustic, orchestral album Ana Hina.

The new album Mounqaliba, recorded with guests including pianist Zoe Rahman, a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra integrating western and Arabic styles, Mounqaliba (which means being in a state of reversal’ in classical Arabic) is a stunning set of original new songs, evocative interludes, and a limpid, lucid reading of Nick Drake’s The Riverman.