Inner Voices

Inner Voices

3.8 6
by R. Carlos Nakai
     
 

R. Carlos Nakai often records his Native American flute music using the dramatic echoes of the Southwest's red canyon walls. On INNER VOICES his music is cradled by a 40-piece string orchestra. This gentle -- almost reverential -- approach suits Nakai's soothing sound and meditative melodies. Billy Williams's sophisticated score mightSee more details below

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R. Carlos Nakai often records his Native American flute music using the dramatic echoes of the Southwest's red canyon walls. On INNER VOICES his music is cradled by a 40-piece string orchestra. This gentle -- almost reverential -- approach suits Nakai's soothing sound and meditative melodies. Billy Williams's sophisticated score might remind you of Aaron Copland's pastoral Americana, especially as the album is centered around the hymn "Amazing Grace." INNER VOICES seems far from hard rocks and cacti; this album's as smooth as cashmere.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Featuring recastings of past compositions, Inner Voices teams the haunting Native American flute of R. Carlos Nakai with the sumptuous yet delicate string arrangements of Billy Williams. It's an opportunity to hear Nakai in something of a different setting, and it's also a highly effective setting: his melodies thrive under the string treatments, and his playing throughout is meditative yet compelling. The overall tone of the album is pleasantly engaging, suitable for foreground listening as well as background.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/1999
Label:
Canyon Records
UPC:
0729337702127
catalogNumber:
7021
Rank:
80961

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