didgeridoo head | New Zealand | 01/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Being a fan of world music I was drawn to the sound that escaped from this album out of my stereo speakers. Yet, it is unlike most of the 'world music' I own. It is an ecelctic offering, full of shifting melodies, and unusual rhythms. In particular, the soprano saxophone, mixed with African percussion, made my head spin for a while. Clearly these people know how to play, and overall this is a cool album. A couple of the songs don't quite meet the standard, but tracks 2, 3, and 5 are all class."
I love this music
didgeridoo head | 11/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been listening to Do'a's music for over 20 years now, and still find it immensely rewarding. This is music of great originality, optimistic spirit, and surprising range and depth. Companions is one of their best albums (I rate it alongside World Dance), and is a great introduction to their music.Do'a has sometimes been called a New Age group, which is probably true, except their music is more "classical" in construction and more directed than most music we call "New Age." It might more accurately be called World Music, not in the sense of being from some other place, but in being an authentic attempt to make music using the widest range of global instruments and musical ideas. Do'a might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're a person who just plain enjoys music in all its varied forms (like me), you're probably going to enjoy this disc a lot, and will find yourself listening to it many times."