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Inside Monument Valley
Paul Horn & R. Carlos Nakai
Inside Monument Valley
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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With the towering spires and sky framing canyons of Monument Valley as their stage, flutist Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai create a music that is at once intimate and majestic. Wind, thunder, bird song, the keening of falco...  more »

      
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All Artists: Paul Horn & R. Carlos Nakai
Title: Inside Monument Valley
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Canyon Records
Original Release Date: 2/16/1999
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: North America, Native American, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 729337702028

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With the towering spires and sky framing canyons of Monument Valley as their stage, flutist Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai create a music that is at once intimate and majestic. Wind, thunder, bird song, the keening of falcons and even the raucous cries of curious ravens provide counterpoint to the lyrical grace of Horn's transverse flutes and the haunting tone of Nakai's traditional Native American flute.

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CD Reviews

Wonderful for relaxation/meditation
03/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My yoga teacher played this last night, and it was so amazing that I had to obtain it for myself. Wonderful haunting flute music that helps create a meditative space."
Music that takes you to another place
Richard M. Affleck | Lake Hopatcong, NJ USA | 05/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find it hard to beat the editorial review of "Inside Monument Valley" by Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai. For anyone who's been to canyon country, this cd will conjure up images of an otherworldly landscape. Horn and Nakai ably complement one another, Nakai on Native American flute and eagle bone whistle and Horn on transverse flutes and alto sax. What makes their music so compelling is the fact that it is purely improvisational, each musician responding to the sights and sounds of this magnificent place. And, since it was recorded live, their music incorporates the natural sounds of Monument Valley--thunderstorms, raven calls, and the buzzing of insects. This is more than just music to relax to; it demands that one listen, and the listener will be amply rewarded."
Makes even knuckle-draggers like me appear to have taste.
Steven Clem Haley | Stillwater, Oklahoma United States | 06/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK, I get the whole "native flute"thing to stimulate/simulate our general feeling of multicultural- I really do. But this particular CD blows me away on a level WAY beyond any thing having to do with the multicultural myth. Although I did not expect this CD to convert me to being more sensitive to the any stereotypical native wanna-be feelings that are so prevalent to some today, I did expect this CD to be beautiful, emotional, serene. It was all that and WAY more.

First, the feeling of total seclusion I get simply from listening to it- Whether at home or driving somewhere with my lovely and talented wife. The canyon wrens and ravens recorded live in the background remind me of some of my favorite camping trips out west. Hearing these sounds take you a million miles and a million years away.

Second, the mixture of the ancient and modern-dare I say it- postmodern tunes and tones that may or may not be tens of thousands of years old (how would I know, I'm an illiterate Caucasion?) blend perfectly with saxophone improv call-and-responses that are the perfect ambiance for a quiet pinon fire out on the back deck at sunset while sipping an anejo and enjoying the fragrant smoke of a very fine Rocky Patel.

I admit, I'm not the most aesthetically astute peon in the world, but listening to this sure makes other people think I am."