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Drum Cargo: Rhythms of Water

Music CD
Sequoia Records
April, 2011
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Banyen's Description: 

Acclaimed musicians David & Steve Gordon combine beats from their amazing collection of ethnic drums and percussion with the sweet sound of Native American flute. To evoke the element of water, they have included water drums and actual sounds of water percussion. Master drummer Kim Atkinson and hand drumming expert Bobby Cochran join them.

This drum music is much more than rhythms—they will take you on a spirit journey to your innermost self. When you need energizing drums for dance, working out, driving, parties or while at work, this album will give you the boost you need. Allow your spirit and body to flow and move with these deep water rhythms.

There is a distinct reminiscence of West African drumming in these shamanistic rhythms, such as on “Flowering Tree Totem.” The tune is subtly complex, with different drum tones playing different melody lines, for a richly layered sound, with a precision and unison that gives the impression of thousands of droplets of water dripping down a rainforest canopy.

Sacred Water Rhythms” invokes the spirit of the Amazon running through a fierce jungle, rushing and flowing with an ancient energy that closely resembles that of blood coursing through your veins. The flute trills mystically behind mounting tribal rhythms, and each thump grows excitement and tranquil energy in both the body and mind. The album closes with “Rhythm Reverence,” a tune that aptly pays homage to the power of beats and the strength of rushing water. Rain sticks add texture, while bass tones intersperse with tighter, hollower sounds for a musically percussive storm that escalates to reverential proportions. All the while, the Native American flute creates calls and echoes, simulating animals and birds in the wild.

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