Sacred Drum Visions celebrates David and Steve Gordon's two decade-long career by compiling some of their best work from the '90s along with some new material. Pieces like "Sunrise Ritual (Deep Earth Mix)," "Spiritwalk," and "Return Journey" work as well in this context as they did on their original albums, proving that the Gordon's musical vision is as cohesive as it is expansive. The fluid rhythms, gentle flutes, and nature sounds that comprise their style sound as fresh and soothing as ever on new compositions like "Faithkeeper" and "Light of the Canyon," and the more subtle mix of synthesizers in their arrangements makes them sound more contemporary as well. Though this isn't a definitive retrospective of the Gordon's entire body of work, or even their '90s output, Sacred Drum Visions does trace their ever-developing sound in a few key tracks.
Performance CreditsDavid & Steve Gordon Primary Artist,Taragat
Ariel Fernandez Vocals,Chant
Steve Gordon Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Conga,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Djembe,Dun-dun,Loops,Taos Drum,Native American Flute,Frame Drum
David Gordon Dumbek,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Wood Flute,Kalimba,Djembe,Loops,Rainstick,Tongue Drum,Ashiko Drum,Rattles,Taos Drum,Tar
Technical CreditsDavid & Steve Gordon Composer
Steve Gordon Programming,Sound Effects,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
David Gordon Programming
Garret Moore Illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a really beautiful anthology of The Gordon Brothers treck through Native/World fusion music. Perfect for someone not quite sure which to start with. I personally love it regardless of the fact that I have the other CDs! It is great for the car when I don't want to have so many others floating around.
Truly a pleasure. This album is perfect for meditation. A true testimony to the development of the Gordon brothers and their love of music.