Supralingua [12 Tracks]

Supralingua [12 Tracks]

by Mickey Hart

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Supralingua [12 Tracks]

Ever since the early '90s, when he released the acclaimed Drumming at the Edge of Magic book and the book
ecord set, Planet Drum, Mickey Hart was nearly as well-known as a world music aficionado as he was a member of the Grateful Dead. World music was an obsession of his for many years, but those two projects thrust both his interests and himself into the national spotlight, making him a figurehead for the genre. Once the Dead disbanded in the mid-'90s, he was able to devote more time to his world music projects, resulting first in the fine Mystery Box, then Supralingua. Basically, Supralingua is a continuation of the direction he began with Planet Drum, boasting a similar selection of polyrhythmic, multicultural pieces. There aren't really any songs on the record -- just extended grooves, where even the vocals fit into the gigantic, everlasting drum beats. To some, this can be quite monotonous, to others utterly mesmerizing -- there's no middle ground, really, and it all depends on whether the strength of the grooves and their inherent mysticism outweigh the formless compositions. Still, it's hard to argue that Supralingua isn't a successful extension of the ideas Hart began with Planet Drum, even if it isn't as compelling as Mystery Box. [Shout Factory's 12-track edition appeared in 1998.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2008
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663108415
catalogNumber: 10841

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mickey Hart   Primary Artist,Flute,Drums,Gong,Keyboards,Tom-Tom,Vocals,Didjeridu,Balafon,Berimbau,Caxixi,Kanjira,Surdo,Sampling,Djembe,Bombo,Shekere,Tubular Bells,Wood Block,Handbells,Roto Toms,Udu,Metal Percussion,Glass Harp,Lead
Giovanni Hidalgo   Bongos,Conga,Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Djembe,Bata,Shekere,cowbell,Wood Block,Udu,Metal Percussion,Lead
Airto Moreira   Caxixi
Sikiru Adepoju   Drums,Vocals,Djembe,Dun-dun,Wood Block,Metal Percussion,Lead
Bobi Céspedes   Vocals
David Garibaldi   Drums,Wood Block,Metal Percussion
Zakir Hussain   Bongos,Bass Drums,Tabla,Tambourine,Vocals,Duggis,Taragat,Djembe,Dholak,Wood Block,Angklung,Metal Percussion,Def,Lead
Rebeca Mauleón   Vocals
Babatunde Olatunji   Sampling
Mimi Spencer   Tambourine,Tamboura,finger cymbals
Graham Wiggins   Sampling
Raz Kennedy   Vocals
Chalo Eduardo   Tambourine,Triangle,Djembe,Cuica,Shekere
Bakithi Kumalo   Electric Bass,Drums,Vocals,Shekere,Wood Block,Lead
Jesús Diaz   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mickey Hart   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Giovanni Hidalgo   Composer
Sikiru Adepoju   Composer
Tom Flye   Engineer
David Garibaldi   Composer
Zakir Hussain   Composer,Producer
Babatunde Olatunji   Composer
Candice Pacheco   Sound Design
Steven Jurgensmeyer   Illustrations
Steven Feld   Engineer
Bakithi Kumalo   Composer
Fredric J. Lieberman   Liner Notes

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