Tribute to the Native American People.
Evocative music, words and sounds combine to make an atmospheric
soundworld especially featuring Native American flutes.
"Amazing. This is without
doubt an exceptional CD" - The Holistic Directory
asked to do a tribute CD to the Native American People including
some wise sayings by Michael Looking Coyote, CC immediately thought
of Will Pimlett, with whome he had shared the bill at a couple
of festivals. Chris then went o to create the music around the
flute parts drawing inspiration from a wide array of sources,
and incorporating Michale Lookin Coyote's spoken word sayings,
using them sparingly through the album.
Rahman, Alan Stivell, Paul Winter, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jim Pepper,
album was created very quickly - under 3 weeks - in order to coincide
with the launch of Vision Magazine which had a feature on Native
Americans - 2 tracks were on the cover CD. Chris thinks that speed
of putting it together captured a freshness and spirit somehow.
The album has gone on to sell really well all over the world and
is to date Chris Conway's top selling new age album.
Michael Looking Coyote has used the music on the album as a backdrop
to an album of spoken word meditations.
CC's fave track
- Great Spirit Told Me
The Circle 5.12
This piece kind of grew to be like a majestic adagio-like film
Will - native flute (made by Raymond Redfeather) Chris - synthesizers, native percussion and vocal samples Coyote - spoken word
Two 6.05 The way the rhythm sample and Coyote's spoken word gelled
together made this special. Wills flute line suggested the chords.
Will - native twin flute (Barry Gould) Chris - synthesizers, voices, native percussion and samples Coyote - spoken word
Essence 4.19 flute and 9string acoustic guitars gave this a really fresh
sound. Wills playing is stunning on this.
Will - high C native flute (Barry Whitecrow) Chris - acoustic 9 string guitars, synthesizers, native
percussion and vocal samples Coyote - spoken word
Spirit Runner 5.02 Coyote's strong words made this a powerful piece. The middle
section is a bit special.
Will - native flute (Raymond Redfeather)
Chris - voices, harmonizer, electric 9 tring guitar, synthesizers,
native percussion and vocal samples Coyote - spoken word
An atmospheric soundscape - I imagined a camp by the river at
Will - high C native flute (Barry Whitecrow) Chris - synthesizer, native percussion vocal samples
Better Way 4.29 A fun piece - the way the chill-out loop locked so well
with the native samples - I just couldn't resist it.
Will - native twin flute (Barry Gould) Chris - synthesizers, drums, native percussion and vocal
samples Coyote - spoken word
Eagle Call 1.49 A beautiful solo native flute performance by Will.
Will - high C native flute (Barry Whitecrow)
Land of the Winding Waters 4.38 Piano and native flute worked really well together, and
added a new texture to the sound. Again some great playing by
Will- native flute (Raymond Redfeather) Chris - piano, synthesizers, water samples Coyote - spoken word
Great Spirit Told Me 6.09 Again I couldn't resist it - native flute and theremin?
surely not ! - but yes it works on this very mellow hypnotic
Will - native twin flute (Barry Gould) Chris - theremin, synthesizers, native percussion samples Coyote - spoken word
Summoning the Spirit 11.06 Fun to duet with the native flute and low whistle at the
start. This grew and grew as I added layer on layer of vocals
- the track grows to feel really powerful.
Will - native flute (Raymond Redfeather) Chris - synthesizers, voices, harmonizer, theremin, low
whistle, native percussion samples Coyote - spoken word
we thought: Amazing
This is without doubt an exceptional CD, I love Native American
Music and have a lot of CDs with this type of music on. If you
like Native American Music you really must get this. Allyson
I have just got this CD and all I can say is WOW! I feel it will have a wide appeal--not just to those that
like me are working in the Shamanic way.It can be played as
background music quietly---or wound right up and blasted out!!