Peace is still restored
Paul Galioni | Susanville/Nevada City, California | 03/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album features the genius that flows through Micus playing on one of the tracks a Nay, 21 Flowerpots, 3 Bavarian Zithers, and a Hammered Dulcimer. Just as with The Music of Stones, you may wonder if playing common clay flower pots isn't getting just a little bit out there - particularly when combined with hammered dulcimers and zithers. But as with all other Micus albums, there is a quietude and peacefulness that calms even serene souls."
Another good Micus album
C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 12/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For this project Micus created a set of 50 "tuned" flowerpots that could be played with the hands or mallets. Over this rather subdued but tinkling backdrop he floats the sounds of his usual assemblage of flutes, zithers, and hammered dulcimers. The effect is vaguely gamelan-like, but no one who knows Micus' music could confuse the results with music by anyone else. There are five such soundscapes on the cd; he names them only as Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5--some indication of the rather greater level of detachment involved here. I've always liked this cd, and play it as often now as I ever did."