mstern18 | NJ, USA | 01/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and probably my favorite. A great collection of global sounds, that in the first track and by the end are all coming together in remixes and such. First of all the traditional music is amazing. About 10 or so tracks is just that, beautiful music, mostly from Africa.
Also interesting is a Karsh Kale track (karshkale.com). Kale is an Indian/American who combines traditional Indian with Western electronica.
Another one of my favorite tracks is called Flamenco, which is just that.
At the end of the album are remixes (think of African music with drum kits and keyboards). These tracks, especially the last one, which throws together elements from almost all of the different tracks, complete the album.
And of course the two STOMP tracks are cool too, but honestly I prefer the world percussion music on this CD over them.
When is the movie coming out on DVD? I never saw it, but discovered the soundtrack while listening to the radio."
Jordango | America | 12/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Stomp is a cultural sensation and it is quite a shame that more people don't know about them. Intially it was born out of percussionists not having the money for large expensive drum sets, so they set out and made their own percussion isntruments out of anything they could find: trach cans, brooms, lighters, sinks, basketballs, and even their bodies. They have revolutionized the drum world. Here again, they present audiences with something to take their breathe away and amaze them. But don't be fooled, Stomp did produce this soundtrack but only about one or two tracks are actually Stomp. Instead, Stomp set out to look at the world and see how they percieve percussion. How does Japan look at drumming? How does Spain? These questions are answered with full vivacity and color through Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey. The tracks are performed by traditional groups from all around the world. If you get a chance to see the IMAX film, do it. Some things work on IMAX, some don't this film deffinately does. Just listening to this music will make anyone's body start to move with the beats. It just goes to show that the world is connected in many ways we may not even see."
jane rhoades | toledo,ohio,usa | 04/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My students like Stomp so much that we created our schools version. So when I saw this in a catalog and went to the web site, I knew it was a must. The site has lesson plans based on the DVD. It covers different cultures, styles of music and history. All which are in the the state standards."