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Jorge Reyes
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock


CD Details

All Artists: Jorge Reyes
Title: Comala
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Opcion Sonica
Release Date: 5/12/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 017531591228, 4260059658126

CD Reviews

A Sleeper
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jorge Reyes is one of the best artitsts of this century. This is a fantastic CD that seems to never grow tiresome. Reyes is impossible to find in a regular record store. You can't go wrong with anything by this artist."
J. Ramirez | NY | 04/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The album Comala is inspired on the surrealistic novel Pedro Paramo by mexican writer Juan Rulfo. It's a short story where "Rulfo's characters emerge gradually from a landscape of death and decay, as his tale offers testament to the enduring integrity of the human soul."
The music is designed to submerge the listener in a state of consciousness where boundaries between life and death disappear and the use of acoustics and chanting will transport you to Rulfo's mythic Comala.
The remarkable use of pre-hispanic instruments and real native american ritualistic chanting mixed with futuristic sounds and synthesizers creates an atmospheric limbo of the afterlife.
The old woman chanting is Maria Sabina, a Mazatec curandera / high priestess that used to conduct ceremonial mushroom rituals in the 60's and 70's. Maria Sabina lived in Huautla de Jimenez, a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico.
John Lennon, Peter Townshend, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan are some of the celebrities who traveled to Huautla, seeking the spiritual guidance of Maria Sabina.
In any case, Jorge Reyes work of art combines past and present, the old and the new and transports the listener to a world that exists only in a space in time called Comala."