Sacred Earth Drums CD (1998)

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Product Overview


Label Sequoia
SKU 60245993
UPC 727044781121
UPC 14 00727044781121
Format CD
Release Date 8/24/1998
Author David & Steve Gordon
Associated Artist/Work David Gordon
Technical Info
Producer David & Steve Gordon; David Gordon; Steve Gordon
CatalogID 811
Lable Name Sequoia Records
Released 05/07/2002
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 1
Length 69m : 29s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00727044781121
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: David Gordon, Steve Gordon (various instruments).
Includes liner notes by David Gordon & Steve Gordon.
Some of the proceeds from the sale of SACRED EARTH DRUMS are donated to the U.N. Center for Human Rights to aid the world's indigenous people.
Liner Note Authors: David Gordon; Steve Gordon.
Recording information: Big Morango Canyon Preserve; Joshua Tree National Monument; Mount San Jacinto State Park; Sequoia Sound.
Photographer: Don Carlisle.
Brothers David and Steve Gordon came up with a winner when they recorded Sacred Earth Drums, and it quickly became a bestseller in the new age market. This drum-based album marked a departure from the musical styles already offered by the brothers (namely, music and nature sounds and electronic music). The album begins with a lively Native American drum beat, 4/4 pulse (there is more pulsing, phrasing, and embellishment than a traditional Indian beat), rattles, a Native American flute, and bird songs. As the album progresses, the music becomes more elaborate; the flute melodies are more fanciful, warm guitars are added, and more complex rhythms (Latin and African) are added with other drums and percussion instruments. Eventually, other animals, keyboards, and space music effects fill out the sound spectrum. Though the music progresses (even into a light ambient), the beat's cadence remains constant. This is not a "percussion" jam album; no one element will overwhelm the room. The album's carefree spirit is perfect for trance-dancing or as a background energizer. You can't help but jump on board this rhythm wagon. The album liner notes are a story line for a shamanic journey for those who wish to relate to the album in this way. If you like this album, check out their follow-up, Sacred Spirit Drums. ~ Carol Wright
Disc 1
1 Prayer For The Four Directions
2 Sunset Ceremony
3 Call Of The Medicine Drum
4 Descent To The Lowerworld
5 Dancing For A Vision
6 Power Animals
7 Guardian Spirit
8 Return Journey
9 Sun Rise In Peace
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