Sacred Spirit- Chants & Dances of Native Americans-1998-TheOnes
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Sacred Spirit Vol1: Chants And Dances Of The Native Americans
01. How The West Was Lost - Intro & Prelude
02. Winter Ceremony - Tor-Cheney- Nahana
03. The Counterclockwise Circle Dance - Ly-O-Lay Ale Loya
04. Celebrate Wild Rice - Ya-Na-Hana
05. The Cradlesong - Dawa
06. Advice For The Young - Gitchi-Manidoo
07. Wishes Of Hapiness & Prosperity - Yeha-Noha
08. Elevation - Ta-Was-Ne
09. Intertribal Song To Stop The Rain - Heya-Hee
10. Heal The Soul - Shamanic Chant No.5
11. Brandishing The Tomahawk - Yo-Hey-O-Hee
Macht Gänsehaut, 19. Mai 2005
Ich war wirklich mehr als angenehm überrascht. Ich bekam beim ersten Anhören bereits richtige Gänsehaut. Ich habe schon einige CD's gekauft mit indianischer Musik und noch mehr angehört. Diese hier ist eindeutig das Beste was ich bisher gehört habe. Die Stimmen sind so voller Sehnsucht, Ehrlichkeit, Kraft, Ausdrucksstärke, man glaubt auch den Schmerz, die Trauer, die Hoffnung, das Wissen, den Glauben in all dem zu finden. Hier sind die Musikinstrumente und der indianische Gesang, die Wehmut, die Stimmen, das Positive optimal vereint. Ich habe schon Musik gehört, die waren für unsere Ohren zu "rein Indianisch", ohne jegliche Musikinstrumenten "von uns". Andererseits habe ich schon indianische Musik gehört, die man nicht mehr als solche bezeichnen konnte, da kam das Indianische viel zu kurz.
Alles in allem, wer auf diese Art von Musik steht, kann hier alles finden. Traum und Sehnsucht, Hoffnung und Schmerz, Freude, Vergangenes und Zukunft.
Sehnsucht, Weite, Tiefe, Schönheit, 23. Oktober 2001
Mein persönlicher Favorit in der Sparte "Indianer-/Weltmusik".
Westliche Musik und die Gesänge der Indianer ergänzen sich in kongenialer Weise zu einem Ganzen, wunderschönen Melodien. Die Weite der Prärie, die Majestät des "Death Valley" und andere Panoramen erstehen vor dem inneren Auge, wenn ich mich dieser Musik hingebe. Ebenso kommen Bilder über den Untergang der indianischen Kultur in mir hoch, Vergangenes... Diese Musik/Gesänge machen traurig, sehnsüchtig... und sind einfach schööööön
Sacred Spirit: Chants and Dances of the Native Americans is an 11-song journey bridging the gap between ancient and contemporary history, tradition and modern instrumentation. While it is impossible to fully realize such scope on a single disc, Sacred Spirit makes the choice to represent all indigenous Americans rather than become mired in the potentially divisive bog of politics and tribal allegiance. All but two melodies are entirely traditional, bringing together flute, drums, and vocals with a cello and keyboard wash. This marriage is most effective on the lovely bowing of "The Cradlesong," and the looping electro-acoustic beauty of "Wishes of Happiness & Prosperity." Elsewhere, synthetic elements are overwhelming, detracting from a song's essence, as with the spongy nervosity of "Elevation." An uneven offering, Sacred Spirit doesn't quite live up to its promise. A better choice is Earthbeat's Tribal Waters. --Paige La Grone
This One's a Must, May 20, 2001
Reviewer: bethtexas (United States)
This album is really nothing short of brilliant. Native American chants are sung over a mostly modern backdrop of electronic instrumentation. The effect is positively gripping. The moment you stick this in your CD player, you'll be forced to pause and listen.
The chanting is marvelous because it has an authentic sound which hasn't been modernized or translated into English. Its power is in its pure authenticity. But at the same time, the modern instrumentation really represents "today's America", with the influences of all of our many races.
The one thing this is NOT is a dull chant album. It is exciting from the first beat. And while it is occasionally soothing, that isn't the point of it. In some ways, it's too powerful to be relaxing. Some songs, particularly the amazing finale, "Brandishing of the Tomahawk" are absolutely haunting.
I think the person to whom I would recommend this the most is someone who keeps an ecclectic and broad collection of music. This will be a one of a kind on your shelf - and among your most important and stirring albums.
Soothing Native Music, March 30, 2007
Reviewer: D. Laheri (California, USA)
I am a fan of infusion between tribal beat and modern music. This collection is wonderful infusion between tribal beat and enchanting vocal blended with modern instrumental sound. If you like Deep Forest you will definitely love this. It is not like Enigma or Magna Canta but it has it's own charm. I am going to buy all Sacred Spirit volumes after hearing this.
There's better World Fusion out there..., November 15, 2006
Reviewer: Derek Smootz "After Enigma" (Kyle, TX United States)
The Native American source material is authentic (this isn't always the case with World Fusion), but producer Claus Zundel did not collect the samples himself. An anthology published by the non-profit New World Records is the cited source.
The songs sound as if they were written around the chants they feature. From this perspective, Sacred Spirit reminds me of Deep Forest's earlier albums, but I don't find these songs as moving. The album does have inspired moments. "Wishes Of Happiness & Prosperity (Yeha-Hoha)" is top notch. The ambient opener "How The West Was Lost (Yeha-Noha)" features some sublime sythesizer work. Alas, the good bits are too sparse to maintain my interest, and I usually get bored with this album long before its end.
Sacred Spirit Vol2: More Chants and Dances of Native Americans
Sacred Spirit Vol2: More Chants and Dances of Native Americans
Indian'S Sacred Spirit von Sacred Spirit (Künstler)
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Preis: EUR 18,95
Audio CD (25. September 2000)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
Label: Virgin UK (EMI)
Indians von Sacred Spirit
Mohicans - Music Inspired By The Deep Spirit Of Native Americans von Mohicans
Schamanische Heilung von O. Baldwin/R. Bottom
Sacred Spirit Drums von David & Steve Gordon
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01. Gods & heroes
02. Looking for north
03. Dela dela
04. Land of promise
05. The state of grace
06. Yane - heja - hee
07. A - le - ke
08. May you walk in sunshine
09. The spirit
10. O - loa - ki - lee
11. That noble dream
12. The sad eyed chief
Ein Fest für die Seele, 13. November 2000
Rezensentin/Rezensent: email@example.com (Espelkamp) - alle meine Rezensionen ansehen
Wer die vorhergegangenen CDs von Sacred Spirit kennen und lieben gelernt hat, wird von diesem Werk genauso angetan sein. Diese Musik dringt in die tiefsten Winkel der Seele und erweckt Sehnsüchte, die ihresgleichen suchen.
Given the multi-million-copy selling success of Sacred Spirit: Chants and Dances of the Native Americans, its follow-up, Sacred Spirit II is bound to have a built-in audience. Like its predecessor, the collection mixes chant and song with dance beats and electronic instrumentation. While tracks such as "Dela Dela" and "Yane-Heja-Hee" meld these elements most effectively, the overall effect of the synthesized sound is heavily over the top and distracting from the gentle melodies and heartfelt cries of Native music at its best. A prime example is the tender and lovely female vocal on "May You Walk in Sunshine," obscured by overly aggressive accompaniment. A more solid and aesthetically pleasing choice for the genre is Prophecy: A Native American Collection, which achieves a finer balance of modern and ancient. --Paige La Grone
A great sequel to a classic, December 1, 2003
Reviewer: J. Wong "joohop" (Jackson Heights, NY United States)
I consider myself pretty well rounded in terms of musical tastes, and have hundreds of CD's from all genres. That being said, I can't explain what it is about the Sacred Spirit CD's that is so fascinating to listen to, such that I can listen to the tracks a million time over and never get bored!
As the other reviewers here have stated, this music in this CD is so amazing, that you can it can affect you when you listen to it. The fusion of the modern instruments with Native American chants can only be described as "perfect." There is a perfect balance of the new and old.
Even Enigma's fusion of Gregorian Chants and synthesizers isn't as well done as this album (or it's predecessor). Enigma's music more heavily leans towards "rock" compared to Sacred Spirits'.
I liked the first Sacred Spirits CD better, but this one isn't far behind. As with the first CD, this music is great to listen to in the background as you go about your other business.
I can't recommend this CD enough to people interested in ambient/mood type music.
"IF THERE IS NO TIME, THEN YOU HAVE TIME FOR EVERYTHING...., March 11, 2002
Reviewer: Soaring Heart (Flying free)
...YOU ARE NEVER IN A HURRY. THAT IS TRUE FREEDOM."
"Sacred Spirit II again successfully combines ancient Native American cermonial chants with modern instrumental arrangements through a cycle of CELEBRATION, WISDOM, REVERENCE, AND REBIRTH. The music focus on authentic vocal chants sung by Native American perfomers. SSII deliberately downplays specific song academia but rather allows the chants and arrangements to Affect the listener on a much more PERSONAL LEVEL--SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNEXPLAINED." [a sample from the cds pamplet]
I love unique cds like this! Great Music takes me on a Journey; however, this cd does even more. THIS Journey is Inside myself--I am Connected to these Chants. They are Powerful and the music syncronizes so perfectly that the sum total comes Alive in a way I can not fully grasp, let alone, explain! Rarely do I come across something so beautiful that I feel I can not adequately review it. This is one of those times, but I am going for it anyway. Why? If just one other person in the whole world buys this and is touched the way I am, I will be happy.
Reviews are many things to many people. For me, they are a discovery of something beautiful and intangible--something inside myself. I am growing and I trust you are too. Good luck on Your Journey. Don't stand still--Soar!