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Layers of Time: Mega Drums
Various Artists
Layers of Time: Mega Drums
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Layers of Time: Mega Drums
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ellipsis Arts
Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 052296413026

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This CD is not what it is marketed as
WaltSnipe | Austin, Tx United States | 10/17/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The title to this CD, "Megadrums," is certainly misleading. It would lead one to expect (especially with the heavy-hitter percussionists on the album) a drummer tour-de-force, with an emphasis on chops. The reality of the CD, though, is on atmospheres and a ritual vibe, w/ forays into jazzy territory. The percussion is (of course) excellent, but more to the back. The sax/flutist gets more emphasis than anyone else and, while a reasonable player (though too much like Jan Garbrek for my tastes), this is not what one would expect from the way the CD is marketed and titled. Most effective are the cuts like Track #9, which call to mind a Santaria ceremony with minimal studio polish."
This album has it all
Richard D. Price | California | 10/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The all-world percussion ensemble (featuring Glen Velez, Zakir Hussain and Airto Moreira) weaves an album that surpasses Mickey Hart's Planet Drum. It's that good. Intricate rhythms, atmospheric coloring and a seemingly infinite palette of timbres draw the listener into a hypnotic realm of beat and interval. The overall flow of the tracks, which include flute and sax melody lines on a few songs, turn the album into a spellbinding 45-minute suite."
Excellent CD
thediscountsite | AK United States | 12/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this CD in 1998 when it was given to me as a gift. I've just about worn it out listening to it. Someone must have thought I needed another copy. I received two for xmas this year. I'm gonna keep one for myself and share the other.What I especially liked about this CD is track #9 Geckos in Bahia. It is worth listening to. Don't just take my word for it."