This was the very first album I downloaded from Jamendo and is easily one of my favorites. I like how it tastefully blends the sounds of exotic instruments from all over the world into one satisfying track after the next.
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.