I love this artist's music because they are so creatively primal and yet verge off into the unknown future of sound development and music . . .
At one point in the first track . . .. the drums matched my heartbeat exactly . . .
how much closer can you get to the music than that?
It was almost scary . . yet so exhilarating . . . it was as if I were the music . . . but listen to it with headphones and eyes closed and it will take you places . .the visions, the vistas . . YOU will be on this walkabout . . . . . YOU will be on this vision quest . . .
I loved the flute and rainstick in "spirit dancer" . . . which was so mellow and pushed along by the slow tempo of the drums . . . This was really gorgeous and relaxing to listen to . . .
"Sadness" sounded more native American . . . with its gorgeous flute . . .
How this artist maneuvers and manipulates instruments, both acoustic and electronic . . to such a degree as to carry a wholeness, a completeness that is astonishing and unique . . . is just amazing . .. . These are so creative and verging on the experimental and yet maintain an integrity of beauty and appeal . . .
Powerful and compelling . . .
Edit: I ended this album hungry for more . . .
This album takes the listener on a trip
to distant lands and long ago times . . .
starting with some forgotten misty drums . . .
located in the distance . . . to seduce us . ..
then nearby a chant, shamanistic and mesmerizing
. . . a mixture of visions . . .
exotic and exciting . . . "Dapperidoo"
"Om Mane Padme Hum"'s trance like chanting
was interwoven with a beautiful flute . . . entwined as if
they were part of a collage . . . dancing in and
out . . . . looking for their place
on the canvas of existence
. . . drums and didgeridoo . . .
and others . . . sang to the listener with their diverse
instrumental voices . . .. exotic instruments . . .
and always that voice chanting . . . .driving the others as they
competed or worked together in creating
a most unusual picture .. . .
"Diggedoing" with the sharp metallic drums calling and
the warmer native drums developing a beat . . ..
an entrancing rhythm . . .
the didgeridoo flew in and out with mutterings
like a chant . . . giving compelling us to fly into a dance
around that eternal ancestral fire . . .
and watching the sparks rise up into the sky
to meet the stars and become one . . .
the listener feels part of the creation of life . . .
loving it ..mad didge with carefully considered arrangements ..singing bowls..voices you name it..think i heard the kitchen sink in there somewhere too...fantastic well done a pleasure to listen to..and will listen many more times.
'Bang the Crowd', is very close to perfection. The nature of the Sound is ethnic without being political and the tone Traditional yet breathtakingly clear.
Authentic Folk Instruments abound. Pan Pipes, American Indian Flute, Didgerido, Mouth Harp, Drums(Bongo and/or Timbali type), Bells and stringed acoustic guitar(and similar). Use of the word Fiddle feels more appropriate than the more formal violin .
Track #1. 'Rockin Wood', has the otherworldly feel of Aboriginal Australia. You can easily imagine ghostly dancers(Dream Time Ritual) highlighted by flames in the Out Back dancing in the night.
Track #2. 'Spittin Gipsy', takes the Aboriginal theme and merges it with American Indian flute, drum rhythms and vocal hoots. Ultimately, Gypsy strings enters the mix and gives the track a 3 Continent Flavor.
Track #3. " Flautabalidora', gives Flute the dominate voice in this track. Flute(possibly Recorder) starts with a clarion call Solo which is then accompanied by Pan Pipes, percussion, strings in a clever contemporary World Beat track.
Track #4. 'bcn rhapsody', unites Folk with Jazy(saxophone), a beautiful female tonal cry and an intense beat. All of the previous Ethnic Elements Unite in the album's final track completing a Planetary Musical Circle.