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3rd Force
     

3rd Force

by 3rd Force
 
For those who like their musical ethnicity in sugar coated doses, who fancy keeping their exotic vacations brief yet frolicsome, 3rd Force offers the appropriately breezy passport to the land of world beat lite. The three principal multi-instrumentalists -- producer William Aura, Craig

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For those who like their musical ethnicity in sugar coated doses, who fancy keeping their exotic vacations brief yet frolicsome, 3rd Force offers the appropriately breezy passport to the land of world beat lite. The three principal multi-instrumentalists -- producer William Aura, Craig Dobbin, and Alain Eskinasi -- write a slew of often delectable piano based lollipops, complementing the sweetness with either live or machine generated soundscaping which keeps the beats steady and appealing, if not particularly spontaneous. The most impressive aspect here is Aura's sharp aural blending skill. He'll use a zither harp to create an Eastern texture complemented by synth bass, then layer standout performances by Craig Chaquico's plaintive guitar, Gary Herbig's demonstrative sax, Jeff Elliot's moody trumpet, or Richard Tibbitt's tender flute. There's even a brief sitar interlude. We get hints here and there of different cultures, without genuine explorations that might overshadow the disc's clear, commercial sheen. Still even if the cameos are more engaging than the work of the group, it's hard to deny the easy pleasures of percussive new age.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/1994
Label:
Higher Octave
UPC:
0724387755826
catalogNumber:
77558

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Performance Credits

3rd Force   Primary Artist,Group
William Aura   Guitar,Percussion,Harp,Keyboards,Vocals,Zither,Vox Organ
Craig Chaquico   Acoustic Guitar
Meredith Beal   Keyboards
Gerlando Compilati   Percussion
Craig Dobbin   Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Rhythm
Jeff Elliot   Trumpet
Alain Eskinasi   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Rhythm,talking drum
Gary Herbeck   Saxophone
Tony Karasek   Sitar,Sarod,Zills,surbahar
Shahin Shahida   Guitar
Richard Tibbitts   Flute
Dave Zeiher   Guitar
Dave Zeher   Guitar
David Thomas   Keyboards

Technical Credits

William Aura   Producer,Contributor
3rd Force   Engineer
Dominic Camardella   Engineer
Craig Dobbin   Producer,Contributor
Alain Eskinasi   Contributor
Tony Karasek   Contributor
Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
K Thomas   Contributor
Murry Whiteman   Art Direction

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