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By Steve Allat - 10/31/2004 - 02:20 PM EST

Artist: Compilation: MUSIC MOSAIC
Album: Tribal Dreaming
CD Review: Label: Independent
Tracks: 10
Released: 2004
For Fans Of: Compilations, Drum & Dance, Ethnic Dance, Relaxation
Fav Tracks: Dakini, India.

The Music Mosaic philosophy, in their own words:
Encouraging all cultures and nations to live together respectfully on our planet Earth. You will hear multi-cultural expressions from diverse countries, yet the sounds flow together in harmony . . . Like a beautiful mosaic! Each CD features exceptional songs on a specific theme from various international artists.

Producer Ariel Kalma has done what few people in his position have managed to do - that is, to assemble songs from a variety of sources that really do blend together and also to produce them in such a way that the sonic tone of the CD is the same from beginning to end, which is really a treat.

Tribal Dreaming brings together sounds and stories from around the world, 'musical journeys echoing an ancient future of timeless rhythms'. There is much chanting and an interesting assortment of sounds and instruments on display.

The songs vary a little more on this collection, although each one does fit within the 'dream-state' of things. It's just a little less flowing than the other collections reviewed.

For such an eclectic mix it is very accessible, once again due to the great overall tone and lush production.

So, kudos to Ariel Kalma - not only for this disc, but for all 3 I listened to and reviewed (see
'Goddess Grooves' and 'Tribal Trance Dance'). In listening to more than one, it reassured me that his vision is true, his sense of tone is lush & powerful and his ear for choosing tunes that go together is well above average.

I would look to their catalogue now before others of the kind simply based on knowing the attention he obviously gives each product and the overall quality of the finished product.
Put this in your player, set the bass on high, turn it up and watch out - the sound will move right through you.

Contact: Kayo Jeandel, Manager
Website: Music Mosaic - the pulse of global harmony

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