Initiation

Initiation

by Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors
     
 
Initiation is "a musical map, from inertia to ecstasy," the formal musical presentation of Gabrielle Roth's 5-Rhythm "Wave." Moving and dancing from flowing through "stillness" can catalyze and release the emotions of fear, anger, sadness, joy, and peace, according to "urban shaman" and music director Gabrielle Roth. "Flowing"'s rhythm is carried by a seductive

Overview

Initiation is "a musical map, from inertia to ecstasy," the formal musical presentation of Gabrielle Roth's 5-Rhythm "Wave." Moving and dancing from flowing through "stillness" can catalyze and release the emotions of fear, anger, sadness, joy, and peace, according to "urban shaman" and music director Gabrielle Roth. "Flowing"'s rhythm is carried by a seductive Middle Eastern beat, the crystalline magic of synthesizers, and the heady wailing of guitarist Tim Boyce. "Staccato"'s angry four/four rhythm rocks to the trap drum work of John Cooksey and the funky deep bass of Yossi Fine. "Chaos"' six/eight beat tumbles headlong on African drums and heady oracular chants. "Lyrical"'s easygoing pace features the sparkling guitar work of Tim Boyce, the airy vocalese of Joyce Bowden, and buoyant percussion. Synthesizer master Raphael offers the distilled ecstasy of "Stillness," a breathless alloy of heaven and zen. The clearly-marked tracks offer the trance-dancer an excellent workout through the cycle. Additionally, Roth offers "Body Jazz," an easygoing yet snappy cut to isolate movements of separate body parts, and the intensely driving "Initiation," whose vocal chants and clapping provoke urban tribal feelings. Holding the percussion lines throughout are Mirrors' mainstays Gordy Ryan and Robert Ansell. For more information about Roth's Wave cycle, read her book Maps to Ecstasy: The Teachings of an Urban Shaman from Nataraj Publishing.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/1994
Label:
Raven
UPC:
0736998588328
catalogNumber:
5883
Rank:
52993

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Gabrielle Roth   Vocals
Robert Ansell   Conga,Drums,Tom-Tom,Shaker,cowbell,Wood Block,Taos Drum,Toms
Scott Ansell   cowbell
John Arrucci   Percussion,Tabla,Snare Drums,Vibes,Hi Hat
Tal Bergman   Dumbek,Percussion,Bongos,Tambourine
Joyce Bowden   Vocals
Sergio Brandao   Bass
Delmar Brown   Synthesizer
John Cooksey   Drums
John Loose   Bells,Taragat,Blocks,Temple Blocks,Cabasa
Kehinde O'Uhuru   Shekere
David Rosenberg   Drums
Gordon Ryan   cowbell,Guiro,Jimbae,Asheiko
Yossi Fine   Bass
Gene Heimlich   Harmonica
Delores Holmes   Vocals
Raphael   Synthesizer
Serpentine   Vocals
Michael D'Agostino   Synthesizer,Electric Drums,Electronic Drums

Technical Credits

Gabrielle Roth   Producer,Musical Director
Robert Ansell   Producer,Cover Photo
Scott Ansell   Engineer
John Loose   Contributor
Gordon Ryan   Contributor
Gene Heimlich   Contributor
Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors   Composer
Greg Wittrock   Cover Design

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