Sacred Spirit: Chants and Dances of the Native Americans
SACRED SPIRIT - CHANTS AND DANCES OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS - CD Sacred Spirit: Chants and Dances of the Native Americans is an 11-song journey bridging the gap between ancient and contemporary history, tradition and modern instrumentation. While it is impossible to fully realize such scope on a single disc, Sacred Spirit makes the choice to represent all indigenous Americans rather than become mired in the potentially divisive bog of politics and tribal allegiance. All but two melodies are entirely traditional, bringing together flute, drums, and vocals with a cello and keyboard wash. This marriage is most effective on the lovely bowing of "The Cradlesong," and the looping electro-acoustic beauty of "Wishes of Happiness & Prosperity." Elsewhere, synthetic elements are overwhelming, detracting from a song's essence, as with the spongy nervosity of "Elevation." An uneven offering, Sacred Spirit doesn't quite live up to its promise. A better choice is Earthbeat's Tribal Waters. --Paige La Grone
Brand: Mcmxc A.D. by Enigma (1992)
No Description Available.Genre: Popular MusicMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 12-FEB-1991 So much unnecessary fuss was made over Enigma's juxtaposition of the sexual and sacred. After all, Prince had been doing it for years, and his take on it was far more interesting--and a lot more daring. But Enigma's MCMXC A.D. did manage to work a lot of people into a lather, both on the dance floor and behind the pulpit. Their inclusion of chanting monks in "Sadeness," over wooshy ambient noises and a slower hip-hop-appropriated beat was a sensation. "Callas Went Away" promised more than it could deliver, although "Mea Culpa" stands as one of the few shining moments on the CD. The idea of mixing new age aural wallpaper with beats that you can do a slow grind to is actually rather intriguing. Spicing it up with controversial religious chants isn't a bad idea either. But there's got to be something personal to it. After the initial novelty wears off, there's nothing to MCMXC A.D. other than bland, cold, impersonal repetition. Now, that might be what most people are used to, but what's so sexy about it? --Steve Gdula
Ocean Waves: Calming Sounds of the Sea (Nature sounds, Deep Sleep Music, Meditation, Relaxation Ocean Sounds)
Manufacturer: Robbins Island Music
Brand: Ocean Waves
For deep sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Ocean Waves is a digitally mastered CD containing over one hour of crisp clear ocean sounds designed for deep sleep, meditation, and relaxation. It creates a natural atmosphere for sleep, yoga, the workplace, dinner time, morning coffee, driving, and for other special times in our life.
Chakra Suite: Music for Meditation, Healing and Inner Peace
Manufacturer: Steven Halpern'S Inner Peace Music
The original #1 best-seller (over 770,000 sold worldwide)! An essential foundation of every New Age music section. CDNow/Amazon.com New customers continue to ask for it by name. Chakra Suite uses the 7 musical keynotes to resonate and balance the 7 chakras. Originally released as Spectrum Suite, now celebrating its 40th anniversary. Excellent for meditation, relaxation and healing.
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
DVD version of the longform video of his PBS Special. Yanni performs with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Also contains interviews, behind-the-scenes/making of the video footage and music not found on the album of the same name
During their pledge drive in March of 2007, PBS Great Performances aired a magnificent special concert performance by Loreena McKennitt entitled Nights from the Alhambra. This set includes the concert in its entirety on DVD along with the audio for the co