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Ancient Power
     

Ancient Power

by Steve Gordon
 

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Good roots produce good fruits. Flowing out of Edgar Perry's soul is the love for his people: the Eagle Clan of Whiteriver, Arizona. Perry's White Mountain Apache roots reach deep, and this music is the fruit of that devotion. Steve Gordon and Deborah Martin, each touched by Perry's life, come alongside his

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Good roots produce good fruits. Flowing out of Edgar Perry's soul is the love for his people: the Eagle Clan of Whiteriver, Arizona. Perry's White Mountain Apache roots reach deep, and this music is the fruit of that devotion. Steve Gordon and Deborah Martin, each touched by Perry's life, come alongside his vision, and together they call forth the Ancient Power in song. This is no cheap tourist trinket's tinkling clatter, as other new age tribal concept albums so often offer. The soul-cry of the Apache visits in these songs. Authentic native instruments and chants are fused with guitar, keys, tambourines, and such but not too overblown or out of the flow. "Spirit of the Mountain" and "Wind of the Spirits," a 10:36 track, are my picks for most Apache-ish feel. Synths melded with textural guitar verge on an Emerald Web/Peter Buffet sound. Refer to "Sundancer" and "Earth Dweller," respectively. Title cut "Ancient Power" evokes even Celtic moods in Gordon's native flute. "Moon Over Cloudless Sky" with Martin on synth and Gordon on ambient guitar was a great break from all the mesmerizing Taos drums and deer claw percussives. The stage was perfectly set for "Wind of the Spirits." You even hear cicadas calling from Indian ruins on this CD. If you like Native American music with that new age delivery, then Ancient Power is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1998
Label:
Spotted Peccary
UPC:
0600028902227
catalogNumber:
9022
Rank:
181885

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Performance Credits

Steve Gordon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Shaker,Tongue Drum,Taos Drum,Native American Flute,Udu,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Breathing,Ra
Howard Givens   Keyboards
Deborah Martin   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Ocarina,Tambourine,Vocals,Track Performer,Shaker,Rattles,Taos Drum,Breathing
Edgar Perry   Vocals,Tongue Drum,Taos Drum
Bertrand Nadel   Choir, Chorus,Breathing

Technical Credits

Howard Givens   Producer
Steve Gordon   Producer
Greg Klamt   Graphic Design,Illustrations
Deborah Martin   Producer,Liner Notes

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