Inventive visionary percussion Karuna Trio – IMAGINARY ARCHIPELAGO: It is actually somewhat rare to have “improvising” percussionists, but that’s just what you’ll hear as you listen to Adam Rudolph – membranophones (fingers and hands) idiophones, chordophones, overtone singing, electronic processing; Ralph M. Jones – aerophones, voice and Hamid Drake – membranophones (sticks and hands), idiophones, voice… inventive and visionary percussion as you’ve never heard it before… watch and listen to Adam explain it a bit in this excellent trailer…
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The “heavy throb” on the intro to “Apekweh” definitely gives the listener clear visions of night dances… at about the 2:15 mark, you’ll SEE the glowing eyes ’round the tribal fire… I am more than confident that this tune will be getting HUGE amounts of airplay on (all kinds of) stations around the world!
Marvelous little “bell” sounds support the flute-like sounds you’ll hear on the 5:20 “Chandirasa“… if any song you listen to in 2020 can bring the very essence of calm into your life – this is IT, folks.
You’ll get a strong sense of motion on the fantastic opener, “Okomibo“… & that’s entirely appropriate, since that translates to “orbits”… a grand and glorious sonic expedition that takes us to the very edges of the universe!
The most captivating of the eleven tunes offered up for our aural adventure for me is “Suwakaba“… lots of fresh experimental sounds that will have you (and your ears) literally on the edge of your seat.
I give the Karuna Trio a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00 – which means, of course, that they also get my “PICK” for “most exciting exploratory percussion”. Get more information on Adam’s page at MetaRecords. Rotcod Zzaj
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