Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

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by Balligomingo
     
 

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With a record as polished as Beneath the Surface, it's difficult to fathom that producer Garrett Schwarz had no musical training before helming Balligomingo in 1999. He did get a lot of help: seven female vocalists (including Kristy Thirsk of Delerium and

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With a record as polished as Beneath the Surface, it's difficult to fathom that producer Garrett Schwarz had no musical training before helming Balligomingo in 1999. He did get a lot of help: seven female vocalists (including Kristy Thirsk of Delerium and Camille Miller, among others), guitarist Vic Levak, string arranger Graeme Coleman, drummer James Kaufmann, programmer Jerry Wong, and the Mark Ferris Orchestra. Regardless, Beneath the Surface is a gorgeous combination of dazzling electronics, beautiful vocals, and stunning worldbeat sounds. Each vocalist is nearly indistinguishable, but that's hardly a bad thing. Their voices soar high above the atmospheric programming, bringing with them strong emotions and lyrical imagery. Opening track "Purify" is immediately breathtaking, the apt accompaniment for soaring through the clouds and diving into clear blue oceans. Beneath the Surface was designed to take your mind to an exotica land and find deeper meaning within yourself. This impressive debut delivers on that concept.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Windham Hill Records
UPC:
0019341160625
catalogNumber:
11606

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Balligomingo   Primary Artist
Victor Costanzi   Strings
Mark Ferris   Strings
Jamie Kaufmann   Drums
Eugene Osadchy   Strings
Cameron Wilson   Strings
Finn Manniche   Strings
Mark "Madison Slim" Koenig   Strings
Kristy Thirsk   Vocals
Colleen Coadic   Vocals
Beverley Staunton   Vocals
Camille Miller   Vocals
Harold Birston   Strings
Lawrie Hill   Strings
Brian Larsen   Strings
Vic Levak   Guitar
Jody Quine   Vocals
Jennifer Hershman   Vocals
Calvin Dyck   Strings

Technical Credits

Graeme Coleman   String Arrangements
Greg Reely   Engineer
Jonathan Miller   Arranger
Jerry Wong   Programming
Vic Levak   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Guitar Engineer,Guitar Producer
Chris Carroll   Booklet Design

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Beneath the Surface 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic collection of music. A fan of Delerium will find this a real treat. Gorgeous melodies with nice dance beats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is fantastic. The first track on the CD (Purify) will mesmerize you into listening over an over again. It was also picked to be track 2 on Pure Moods IV. The other tracks are just as hypnotic and no doubt will also be Pure Mood selections. I play this CD over and over again, just sitting, listening and letting the music move me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent CD, Ive had the CD for almost a year now and still, after being introduced to new people like the CD. Great content and soulful. One track of the CD was used as part of the trailer music for the flopped WB tv series "Birds of Prey". Great CD to use for sampling sound systems as well, if you work in an audio store. If you do Yoga, Pilates, Ice Skate or work in the office and would like to listen to a nice background music and set a mood, this is the CD to get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Balligomingo's "Beneath the Surface" is a hidden jewel of music. Beautiful and fluid female vocals and music. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wowihad thought that ihave heard beautifulmusic before,but when i listened toBeneathe the surface,i realized thatthis was a total diffent level,this musicwith the beautiful female voices createin your mind an imagery of fantasy.This artist is the best.