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Greg | 11/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Eric and Nancy's big "production" album, with a full band on almost every song. Once you get past the surprise of hearing a drum kit in a T&R tune, there's lots to appreciate. Eric and Nancy, both enthusiastic gardeners, evoke sumptuous garden atmospheres with their customary clarity.As usual, there's a wide range of musical styles, from the mid-eastern "Hanging in Babylon" to the a raucous, bluesy "Big Weather". "Iris in Moonlight" is an ethereal delight, and "Roses for Jessie" is achingly lovely. "Medicine Tree" is another magnificent native American-style tune, and "Bonsai Picnic" returns us to the Orient. Paul Speer crisply produces it all.For those used to T&R's less-is-more chamber sound, this album may sound over-produced, with lots of keyboard sequences and drums. I think it still works as identifiable Tingstad & Rumbel music; most of the songs could be arranged for due performance, but Eric and Nancy wanted the fun of having a band for a change. Another avenue to explore.Tingstad & Rumbel's music is always sunlit and upbeat, but you'll tap your toes more with this album. Thoroughly enjoyable, as ever."
One of my all-time favorites
Roberta Stuemke | Oshkosh, Wisconsin United States | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favorite of the single Tingstad & Rumbel recordings. Medicine Tree in particular is intriguing and different, very eerie and evocative. Hanging in Babylon is also very memorable. So many acoustic new age compositions sound remarkably alike, but T&R compose very unique, individual music. Every piece has its own voice. All the pieces on this recording were inspired by some type of garden, and the music definitely projects the right images. I had never thought of ocarina as a particularly attractive musical instrument, but in Rumbel's hands, it goes right to the soul, as does her use of oboe. Tingstad is one of the best new age guitarists, if not the best, and between the two of them, Tingstad and Rumbel always pick the best voice for the musical image they want to project. Highly recommended for lovers of instrumental music."