Luna

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All Music Guide - Carol Wright
Woman, ceremony, and the allure of evening form the basis for this voluptuous and mysterious album. Gabrielle Roth's Luna begins with "Mother Night," a tapestry of layered percussion, from the deep toms to the metallic twang of the berimbau. Allison Cornell composed the stately yet sensual "Persephone's Song"; her violin skitters and slithers, while her viola offers thick chords played against pelvic bass beats. "Seducing Hades," with its angular staccato rhythms, is the funkiest cut on the album; the vocal apparitions of Cornell lend a ghostly air. World fusion artist Jai Uttal composed "Elusinian Blue"; Uttal's holy chant and stringed dotar give the piece its distinctive...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Carol Wright
Woman, ceremony, and the allure of evening form the basis for this voluptuous and mysterious album. Gabrielle Roth's Luna begins with "Mother Night," a tapestry of layered percussion, from the deep toms to the metallic twang of the berimbau. Allison Cornell composed the stately yet sensual "Persephone's Song"; her violin skitters and slithers, while her viola offers thick chords played against pelvic bass beats. "Seducing Hades," with its angular staccato rhythms, is the funkiest cut on the album; the vocal apparitions of Cornell lend a ghostly air. World fusion artist Jai Uttal composed "Elusinian Blue"; Uttal's holy chant and stringed dotar give the piece its distinctive Indian flavor, while Gary Thomas' didgeridoo adds camel-like drones. "Labyrinth" features complex layers of crisp syncopated rhythms; featured are Kevin Ansell on balaphone and Joy Plaisted on harp. Luna ends with the title cut, a showcase for frame drum Hearn Gadbois and jimbae Gordy Ryan; Arthur Hull plays the mysterious John Welsh bell, T.M. Stevens holds down the funk on the Warwick bass guitar, and Cornell entices celestial spells on the violin. Ceremony, consecration, and sensuality combine easily on Luna. It's no wonder this is Roth's most popular albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/1994
  • Label: Raven
  • UPC: 736998594824
  • Catalog Number: 5948
  • Sales rank: 132,488

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mother Night (7:02)
  2. 2 Persephone's Song (6:36)
  3. 3 Seducing Hades (7:53)
  4. 4 Elusinian Blue (6:01)
  5. 5 Labyrinth (7:32)
  6. 6 Luna (6:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors Primary Artist
Gabrielle Roth Indexed Contributor
Mike Mandel Synthesizer
Robert Ansell Drums, Rattle, Tone Box, Concert Toms
Delmar Brown Synthesizer
Rocky Bryant Conga, Drums, Tambourine, Tom-Tom, Snare Drums, Hi Hat
Charlie Burnham Electric Violin
Carter Burwell Synthesizer
Devin Emke Guitar
Hearn Gadbois Dumbek, Frame Drum
Kehinde O'Uhuru Bells, Jimbae
Gordon Ryan Percussion, Asheiko, Jun-Jun
T.M. Stevens Bass, Electric Bass
Jai Uttal Synthesizer, Vocals, Dotar
Allison Cornell Violin, Viola, Vocals, Background Vocals
Arthur Hull Conga, Kalimba, Bells
Kevin Ansell Balafon
Kofo Ayanfowora Drums
Michael Mandel Synthesizer
Sanga of the Valley Percussion, Berimbau, Shekere
John Welsh Bells
Nicholas Naylor-Leyland Background Vocals
Gary Thomas Didjeridu
Technical Credits
Gabrielle Roth Producer
Robert Ansell Producer
Scott Ansell Engineer
Greg Wittrock Cover Design
Angela Treat Lyon Paintings
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    close your eyes

    Close your eyes and let the music engulf you, my fav is Seducing Hades, a great CD to have in any meditation/new age collection..

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