|All Artists: Constance Demby|
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sound Currents
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 5/9/2000
Genre: New Age
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Genre: New Age
"If you take time to listen to it as a whole piece, in one sitting, you will realise the majesty and grandeur, the feel and atmosphere, the playing and composing talent - in fact the very heart and soul - of a master music... more »
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"If you take time to listen to it as a whole piece, in one sitting, you will realise the majesty and grandeur, the feel and atmosphere, the playing and composing talent - in fact the very heart and soul - of a master musician at work. The opening track is one of the finest of her career to date, as the scene is set with glorious synths and textures flying all around, making you believe that there's a real group at work and not just one person, the clarity of sound and production, as on the other album, being second to none. "Absolution" is one of the most gorgeous such compositions you'll hear ... The rest of the album is both multi-layered, cohesive and consistent ...a sit-down, serious-listening affair, a voyage through space and time that's as good as it gets." -Andy Garibaldi - CD Services "Attunement begins with the atmospheric "Bringing Down the Silence," a massive exhale, a cosmic benediction, and (with Connie's total-depth-vocals) a bodily engagement. "Strings of My Heart" is pure loveliness, a rhapsodic melody for harp and strings. "Out of the Mist" features a solo flute with drone, that later huffs up to a huge bagpipe band with bass drums, all echoing through the valleys of the mind, banging boldly on the heart. Very ennobling! The pivot of the album is "Fathoms," which features Connie playing the ten-foot sonic steel sculpture, which sounds like the roar of the universe. You will probably not hear such an all-encompassing sound work you over, ream you out, and massage every neuron. Once worn down, there's no escaping "Deep Mother" who works her raw sensuality and midwife-compassion through goddess-Connie's voice. The primordial vibes continue through the lizardy-firebreathing sounds of "Gabriel's Dragon." "Absolution," with its lead organ sound, is one of the most gorgeous such compositions you'll hear ... blissful music that would somehow strike a chord in your heart, something that stays with you and is re-awakened here. Attunement continues with symphonic stews of somber longing, glistening gleams of redemption, and triumphant clarion bells." -CWright and -Andy Garibaldi
Listen... Experience and get ATTUNED
C. Gallahun | Whurld's End | 11/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Magical. Enthralling. Enchanting. Moving. Profound. Subtly exhuberant. Deeply touching. Fathomless. Haunting. Ethereal. Inspiring. Heartfelt. Ancient. Delicate. Brazen. Passionate. Cosmic. Galactic. Graceful. But most of all.......BEAUTIFUL. Simply beautiful. Once again... YOU'VE DONE IT!!!!! Tonight... I sat back, dimmed the lights, lit some amber candles, leaned back, smiled and... GOT ATTUNED. I can't wait to hear Constance play live... Such energy transmitted over CD. I can't imagine what it must be like to 'feel' it in person. Don't mind me if I bring tissues with me when I'm moved to tears of joy."from -Alan Clancy, healer
"Heads don't roll - they open - in a Demby concert. Her concerts have a profound affect on me, not only for the beauty of the music, but for what remains in consciousness; it creates a temple of spirit like no other has ever done, pushing you beyond your capability to receive. You relax, reflect, twist to open, resist, then go. This procedure is more like an internal workout. The more you put into it the more it gives you. No other artist can reach this depth. I suggest you prepare beforehand your intention to change. You will be met. This is serious work. Your old spirit will unravel for days. Take the journey. It will be "the sound of your life!"from - Mark Krueger, metaphysical astrologer
"This was not just a concert. It was an opportunity to ground the music of the spheres into planet Earth and the body Human. For on these concert dates, Dec 17-18, the Sun was at the center of our galaxy, a portal to Source. As Constance grounded the new vibrations through her music, we became the listening instrument for the collective body, the sympathetic strings of the Mother's Heart."from - Dr. Baune, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.
"I am a physician and healer and, during the December concert, I literally watched myself facilitate a non-local healing of a young patient of mine who has deep seated emotional abuse issues. I had no intent to do this before the concert began. The music opened an intuitive part of me that knew where to go and what to do, and took me to the space where it all happened. Several days later, the patient had noticed a profound shift since that night. It expanded the forum of healing possibilities that I can now use. , and Constance's music is something you don't just hear or listen to, you experience it at the deepest level of your being. The harmonic vibrations that she brings forth are a profound gift to this planete."from - - Cris Beaty, healer and counseler
"Experiencing Connie's Salon Concerts is being in a temple of profound effect and lasting meaning. For me - my body deeply relaxed, mind freed, emotions bubbled, light DNA activated, purpose reclarified, soul touched, chakas opened."from - Scott, musician
" I sat down in the back yard to listen, and as I was enjoying
"Absolution," my favorite piece with the big organ, the wild peacocks that hang around my area came up to the back fence and stood there transfixed --all of us listening to this incredible music together under the light of the full moon. The peacocks finally left, but only after the album had finished playing."from - - Viki King, consultant and author "I observed during the concert that Constance Demby's soundings have the capacity to awaken the higher strands of DNA in our bodies."from - "Journeys to the Infinite"(FUN Radio Romania)
"I think Constance's work has never been better than on ATTUNEMENT"." This concert is from the other side of the Universe! ATTUNEMENT has all the qualities of a spiritual initiation"."I feel something unexplainable in my body and mind listening to this album. It's a sort of exorcism through music"."The sound of the Space Bass scares me with his other-worldy beauty"."
John Cordero's nightmare
constance demby | CA | 04/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rarely do this, but because a reviewer has totally misunderstood the structure and harmony of the music, I am taking the time to make a correction here. John Cordero has stated that the music "falls into two vastly different worlds," stating that."Attunement, Spirit Trance, and Space Music are atonal." This is incorrect, and I recommend that John do more research to discover what is meant by "atonal," - as these albums are similar in tonal construction and harmony to the rest of the albums. When John mentions that they are "reminiscent of a waking nightmare," he may not realize that this music has a way of bringing one's issues to the surface, i.e. - his own personal nightmare issues have been revealed to himself through the music, for this music operates as a powerful mirror. Hopefully, this information will assist both John and others to understand that what appears to be one persons nightmare, can be another's bliss.
Attunement....Demby's spontaneous "Masterpiece"
David DeLucia | East Haddam, Ct. United States | 11/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Attunement is a true miracle... a live performance captured with a minumum of engineering and recorded in vivid, spectacular sound. Those expecting another Novus Magnificat or Aeterna need to open their ears to other vistas they may never have suspected existed. But in the lens of Demby's all-encompassing Camera Obscura, Attunement ranges from the raw, sensual cries of the Demby Earth Mother to the Bachian passages of organ and chorus. The textures are constantly changing, like the colors and fragrances of a secret garden. You round another corner and are greeted with an even more beautiful blossom than before....such is the power of Attunement. This CD demands careful listening and will ultimately prove to be Demby's masterpiece of spontaneous composition (spontaneous combustion??...it does smoke at times...the fire from the earth's inner core) A stunning CD that deserves the widest possible exposure!!"