Audio CD (July 28, 1998)
Original Release Date: July 28, 1998
Number of Discs: 1
01. Vision Quest 04:06
02. Great Plains 07:19
03. Wind Walker 04:47
04. Morning Song 06:21
05. The Lovers 06:06
06. Velley of Nacoochee 06:11
07. Grandfather Speaks 06:56
08. Heart of the Mothership 03:16
09. Mother Spirit 06:19
10. The Legacy 09:18
Synthesist John Serrie creates an enchanting electronic landscape of cosmic ambience under which the flute work of John Winter Hawk Johnson sings and soars. Serrie masterfully conjures the setting of a Native mystical universe while such guests as Tom Walks in Dreams Goodman and others chant and speak the languages of their ancestors. The effect is soothing and wondrous: shakers jangle in and out of swaths of synth while deep full accent drums beat on and timeless voices whisper across the starry sky. Though Native purists may find the programming of Serrie a little too precious, Serrie fans and those interested in ambient or space music will find spiritual solace in his expansive take on traditional Native American music. --Karen K. Hugg
The Best of His Best!, August 18, 2000 By "nyrube" (Culver City, CA USA)
I first heard Jonn on a collection of Native American music. I had to buy this CD for the musical content. I was not disappointed by this or his other wonderful CD's.
If you can feel music in your soul and have it lift you, then this is for you. Jonn will give you strength and balance.
Meditate, soul search, or just listen to this fine CD and you will be sold on Jonn's deep routed talents.
Space Music goes Native! A superb blending of two bedrock New Age genres..., July 18, 2002 By Brad Torgersen "Full-time nerd, part-time sol... (Seattle, WA, USA)
First off, I'll be blunt. This is not a Native American album. This is a full-force Space Music album, with Native American themes. So if you expect the former, you probably will be disappointed. Me? I was very pleased with the results, and have listened to this album many, many, many times since I first discovered it will doing radio at KSVR-FM in Washington State.
"The Lovers" and "Grandfather Speaks" are especially enjoyable, evoking tremendous imagery and using Serrie's masterful synthesizer strokes combined with Native American spoken word, as well as critically-placed guitar notes and other, sometimes more eclectic instrumental punctuation.
In many ways this album dovetails nicely with Steve Roach & Roger King's forlorn "Dust to Dust", and I've enjoyed myself on lengthy drives through the Western United States playing this album and "Dust to Dust" interleaved. They each evoke the haunting and sometimes tragic spirits of the Old West, and I can seldom listen to one without immediately wanting to hear the other.
All Serrie fans, this is an incredible journey of space and indian music. Totally incredible. Mr Serrie has done some incredible work especially with this one Spirit Keepers. I cant say enough about this release, I have had this for one and a half months and continually listen to it without it becoming repetitious.
A deeply spiritual collaboration between several excellent Native American musicians and the master of the synthesizer, Jonn Serrie. This album artfully blends soulful Native American flute, rain drum, Indian drums, cymbals etc. with the cosmic paintbrush of Serrie's synth sound. Serrie has an almost mystical ability to take simple, slowly sustained synth cords and use them to peacefully open your heart, your third eye and a direct line to the Great Spirit. This music is terminally expansive, if you die while you are listening to it you will never need to come back. This album, especially "Morning Song" and "The Lovers", creates the sort of perfectly legal auditory opium Serrie fans have become addicted to. I have all his albums,play them almost constantly without tiring, and wish there were many more.Why is this great musician not better known?