Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ecology of Souls
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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M. Watkins | 04/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Ecology of Souls years ago while visiting
San Francisco's Amoeba Records and it was one of the
best items I picked up (along with some Alio Die).
Ecology of Souls would typically come under the ethno-
ambient brand of music - a brand I had heard quite a bit
of as it had become a bit more accessible to mainstream
listeners and made popular by everyone from Steve Roach
and Robert Rich to Engigma, among others.
The market did reach a saturation point though and a lot
of what was coming out was starting to sound the same. As
a result, I moved away from buying much of it. However,
there are worthy releases that stand away from the crowd, and
Ecology of Souls is a strong and rewarding effort. There is
some real hoo-doo on this disk. It's simply a wonderful and
mysterious sounding cd that conveys a sense that one has
penetrated into the remains of some deep Peruvian-like jungle
and encountered the rarely seen but often rumored. Synths and
flutes convey us down the Congo of the Collective Unconscious
and aurally reminds us that what may have been forgotten may
once again arise.
Well, that's just my way of saying that I just felt there was
something special about this album that is otherwise not easy
I recommend it for those into ethnic, ambient, ethno-ambient music
- even those who may have grown shy of it over the years. Ecology
of Souls is an original offering that defies an easy catagory or
comparison, yet remian confident in its power to convey its awareness
of mankind's inherent mystery.
Oliver OZ | New York, NY USA | 08/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not just your average New Age music. You can feel that there was a lot of research done in the composition. One of the very best I have heard."