Absolutely calming videos Kluane Takhini – Three For The Road

Absolutely calming videos Kluane Takhini – THREE FOR THE ROAD:  I’ve been a dedicated fan of Kluane’s marvelous and absolutely calming videos ever since I first reviewed his inspiring and magical “To Catch Lightning In A Bottle“; a true sonic gem that still shines brilliantly in my mind.

Since I was “taken down” last year after 3 devastating surgeries in a row, I’ve had to suspend publication… chemo kind of does that to you… of course, I’m hard-pressed to be away from music, so I started thinking about a less stressful way to be able to continue my efforts… a bi-monthly (or perhaps monthly – who knows) review of artists on YouTube would do the trick, I thought… no hard-set deadlines, with plenty of time to truly absorb what I was listening to and watching… ergo, my first article on YouTube/video artists like my friend Kluane.

The first video I will review (of three) is Kluane’s excellent “Baila El Mestizo” (Dance The Mestizo)… he played this with an absolute wizard on the panpipes, Dario Domingues, who is unfortunately no longer with us… I would (most strongly) suggest that you WATCH the video through a couple of times first…

I sincerely hope you’ll give me the “denefit of the bout” on the video I’ve inserted below, lol… I promise, it will get better as I do more of these…

Kluane is absolutely fortunate to have friends like Devinda Mahasen from Sri Lanka, who did much more than just technical insight… he’s able to convey the magic of movement and turns it into moments you will never forget… the production values are simply amazing!  The guitar and pipes and guitar provide the perfect theme for the journey that Devinda paints for you in the images.  A truly wonderful visual and sonic experience.

Next up is a video and sound experience like none you’ve ever had before… even though I traveled to the far corners of our globe in my earlier years, there are just SO many visual moments of beauty packed into this production of Kluane’s “A Land of Extremes” that you’ll feel like it’s you trekking across the snow-covered glaciers… as always, you will feel it even more strongly if you WATCH it (I put it on loop and do it in Picture on Picture mode, so I can see it as I write this)…

…there’s just NO way you watch this and not share Kluane’s concerns about our globe as you watch the scenes of some of those glaciers breaking off into the sea… in fact, I’ll go so far as to say that this video is a much more powerful and convincing way of “telling the story” of some of the dangers our planet is facing; we simply must stay aware and work together to put a stop to the pollution being caused by the greed of some.  A truly dynamic and moving combination of the visual and the sonic!

Our final taste of the beauty Kluane creates for us is “Amhrán Pádraigín” (rough translation is “Song Patrick”, I believe – correct me if I’m wrong, please, Kluane, or anyone else who knows, lol)… this video truly stands out from all the others, with the wonderful closeups of floral finery and row after row of daisies.  It must have taken hour upon hour to capture those blossoms opening.  Kluane dedicated it to a warm-hearted and caring friend, and (to me) there’s no better expression of love than this… without further ado, then, WATCH it, folks…

The strings, bells and other instruments that blend with Kluane’s superb guitar will hold you spellbound as you watch the rich tapestry of colors and feelings that his video partner has put together for your enjoyment… there are many other songs on Kluane’s YouTube channel, and I highly recommend that you subscribe to it… you’ll be very glad you did.

Just a couple of parting words in the video below… I truly hope you’ve enjoyed this content, and that you’ll spread the word to your friends to visit us, REGISTER for one of our plans and support us in this new venture as well.  Thanks for being here, folks; it’s very much appreciated!

Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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