Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Robert Rich, Lisa Moskow|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
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All of one
C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 12/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure I would rate this as one of the best ambient recordings ever (I don't even think it's one of Rich's best efforts), but the material on it *is* different, engaging, and ideally meditative fare. The concept of the project is perhaps the most interesting part of it: an attempt to extract the slow, introductory part of the raga called the "alap" from its usual role and recast it as a stand-alone kind of ambient or trance music. In this effort Moskow provides a wandering, ethereal, Eno-like kind of play on the sarod over Rich's electronics and multi-instrumental backings. There are six parts to the cd, each of about ten minutes in length, but the division seems superfluous: here is one case where the thirty second samples of cuts one hears on services like Amazon's pretty much tell you the whole of what you can expect from the rest. I sense on this basis that this cd will either take its listener by storm (as it apparently did the other reviewers here), or produce a kind of effect that will lead to a couple of quick plays followed by permanent dust-collecting on the shelf."
One of the best "ambient" recordings ever done
Colin R. Glassey | Bay Area, CA USA | 10/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This record is easily the best work I've heard from Robert Rich. Its deep, meditative, a seemless soundscape of beauty and imagination. This record is as good as the other great ambient records of the last 20 years: Ambient 4 On Land (by Brian Eno), The Magnificent Void (Steve Roach), and Ambient 2 (Herald Budd and Brian Eno).The music of the record is basically sound washes by Robert joined with classical Indian Sarod "solo" music by Lisa Moskow. To my mind it is a wonderful combination. The soundscapes created by Robert need the "natural" sounds of the Sarod to give them life. Too bad this pair didn't record any more CDs."
Beautiful and relaxing
Ricardoch | Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador | 06/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I Love this CD. Beautiful ambient music. It has the strange quality of making me feel happy, although the music is not precisely joyful. Highly recommended, although it is strange. I think people often buy ambient music expecting something melodic. This CD is pretty much the same most of the time, but that is precisely what I was looking for, it gives you a 1 hour mood of cosmic sensuality. Listen to it first before buying it."