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Red Sky Beat
Blue Chip Orchestra
Red Sky Beat
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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For all that Native American music (and art, and culture, ad nauseum) is all the rage these days, it's still pretty unusual to come across a recording that at least tries to incorporate elements of that music without destr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Blue Chip Orchestra
Title: Red Sky Beat
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Hearts of Space
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Re-Release Date: 9/18/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Meditation, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025041108928, 025041108942

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For all that Native American music (and art, and culture, ad nauseum) is all the rage these days, it's still pretty unusual to come across a recording that at least tries to incorporate elements of that music without destroying it. At first, one would hesitate to bet on Blue Chip Orchestra, an Austrian group that likes to play with electronics. But Red Sky Beat works surprisingly well, with a light touch on the synthesizers and much attention paid to musicality. A synth bass pairs off with a sung melody; electronic sounds, bubbly as a glass of champagne, complement a flute; there are acoustic and electronic drums and percussion and natural sounds that might or might not be computer-generated. That two such apparently disparate forms of music are even brought together on one recording places Red Sky Beat in a select group; that for the most part the result is successful places the CD in a class by itself. --Genevieve Williams

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Gather round the fire now!
PHP 46 | Taj Mahal | 06/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hard to believe this is the product of some folks from Austria..in fact, this could well be the last item from them as I understand, as the main brain behind this is now dead :( Really though, this is a wonderful statement of combining Plains Indian music and chants with some more western interpretation. I assume that a lot of it is authentic field recordings, complete with the crackle of flames and popping of coals in the fire and a huge thunderstorm that you better watch out for, as it will about blow yer speakers right out of the cabinet when it Kabooms!! Beautiful images of Indian civilisation are present in the soundscape, you feel like you were there for an hour or so. A really lovely armchair trip to the past, not in the same league as say R. Carlos Nakai, but very, very satisfying."
A powerful mix of old and new.
01/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a radiant mix of ancient rhythms and modern instrumentation similar to Cuscos' APURIMAC III. Using American Indian chants, natural sounds, Spanish guitar and new age electronics, it covers all moods. I found the music to be mellow, triumphant, eerie and strikingly beautiful . I love every track."
Takes Your Breath Away!
nyrube | Culver City, CA USA | 05/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are thinking about getting into Native American music, start here. This group is not only original, but each song on this cd is very different. They can move you fast, slow you down, pick you up, or ease you mind. If you are a Native American cd collector, this one is a must for your collection. Buy it and enjoy it over and over again."