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Quote by Jean Houston

Next is now, world music as the single most potent force in the culture of fusion ... World music-makers are like shamans, carrying us on magic carpets of riffs and melodies through states of consciousness that spin us out of time to lands not yet invented but glimpsed on the aural horizon ... And so we see that music brings us, in the jumping of our cells, from what is past to what is trying to become the future. lt expresses and fulfills our need to hear the spirit in the dark.
(Jean Houston in Jump Time, Sentient Publ. 2004)

Music Reviews

Over 100 reviews of different albums! Pick the one you are interested in from the following list:

Tribal Groove 2

By Music Design

Adventurous rhythms from off the beaten path join with club culture in Music Mosaic's entrancing compilation TRIBAL GROOVE 2. The music here offers a diverse mix of songs that range from traditional tribal-style music to global fusion music with an earthy twist. The album begins with the laid-back meditative vibes of Karunesh, whose song "Helele Ma" pairs rhythm with atmospheric ambience. TNA Groove's "Africa Calling" has a quintessential African sound, with celebratory chant and lots of scampering drums. The album soon travels to Asia with the tabla-infused grooves of Dubtrak, before heading back to the Mother Continent with the colorful sounds of Baka Beyond, and then over to America for the Native-themed "Wee Ya Wee" from Gregor Theelen. Great compilation for any listener who likes ethnic fusion music with a tribal kick.

Tribal Rocks!

by Roberto Vales, A Ultima Fronteira Radio

"Tribal Rocks!" es la nueva producción de Music Mosaic, un trabajo que continúa su filosofía realizando un fantástico recorrido con música inspirada en sonidos de África, Norte América, Egipto, Incida, Centro de Europa, Australia,... Son doce temas, más de cincuenta minutos de música en los que el ritmo producido por tambores tienen una presencia especial, pero fusionados a la perfección con instrumentos étnicos, con voces tribales, con sonidos electrónicos,...
Todos los temas, desde el primero hasta el último deben de ser considerados, pero voy a hacer especial mención a: "Tribal Rocks!" , que además de dar título al disco, está compuesto por el propio Ariel Kalma, donde fusiona de forma fantástica voces y ritmos africanos, con persuciones y danzas de los indios, cantos tibetanos, didgeridoo y un saxo, simplemente impresionante.
"Derwood Green", compuesto por Phil Thornton y Hossan Ramzy, didgeridoos, percusiones egipcias, fluatas de bamboo, ¿se puede pedir más?. "Kozuma" compuesto por "Professor Trance" un proyecto que siempre nos ha sorprendido y que vuelve a hacerlo con ritmos inspirados en la Polynesia.
"Tribal Rocks!" es una de esas pequeñas maravillas con las que nos suele deleitar Music Mosaic, un disco para recorrer el mundo en poco más de cincuenta minutos, un trabajo con un ritmo que no nos deja parar de movernos, un disco donde la World Music muestra todo su esplendor, un disco para perderse en la inmensidad de la música.

Didgeridoo Drum Dance

by Bill Binkelman, New Age Retailer

If you have customers who can’t get enough of the Australian didgeridoo, this compilation from the excellent Music Mosaic label is the solution. Didgeridoo Drum Dance should fulfill everyone who hungers for the buzzing, barking, and droning sounds of this ancient instrument. If you play this CD in-store, make sure your store’s aisles are wide, because the word “dance” in the title is not an idle claim. These sonic explorations of world-beat rhythms and Aboriginal growls will get in the blood of anyone with a pulse. Unlike similar compilations, the only instrumental accompaniment to the didgeridoo is pervasive rhythm played on either percussion, drums, or via programmed beats. This doesn’t keep this CD from being a veritable stew of many flavors!

by Music Design

Lose yourself in a whirl of tribal beats and earthy didgeridoo drones with DIDGERIDOO DRUM DANCE, the latest addition in Music Mosaic's series of contemporary themed trance dance compilations. Featuring music from Alain Eskinasi, Steven Kent and Ariel Kalma, you'll experience the raw power of primal energy.

Didgeridoo Fantasy

by Music Design

The didgeridoo is one of the most unusual and fascinating of instruments. At first blush, its guttural groan sounds almost primitive. Yet it possesses a reverberated resonance that makes it sound like the instrumental equivalent of Tibetan overtone chanting.

Australian-based label Music Mosaic has always taken a particular shine to the instrument, and their compilation DIDGERIDOO FANTASY shows this. The album is less funky than some of the label's other didgeridoo releases, featuring songs that are rhythmic, somewhat smooth and focused on melody while the didg sounds in the backdrop. Included here are songs by prolific didg player Stephen Kent, regular Music Mosaic contributor Ariel Kalma, Rivertribe, Andrew Clermoint and others.

A Ultima Frontiera (in Spanish)- reviewer: Roberto Vales

Chillout India

Tandem and Corriere Canadese newspapers

From the “it’s a small world after all” department comes a package from Australia by a musician who’s rediscovered music from the ‘70’s I reviewed in June. Back in the day Kalma was a sax player in the French jazz and art-rock scene that got into World music and traveled the globe (including a tour of Quebec in the ‘80's as music director for the famous Margot Anand’s Tantra seminars). Now Kalma lives in Australia and produces music in the company of musicians from India and Indonesia.

His Music Mosaic label publishes cds that are packaged for the New Age wing of the chill-out scene, but “Chillout India” has more in common with the World fusionist excursions of people like Bill Laswell and Talvin Singh. Midtempo rhythms from electric bass, hand drum and tablas create a flowing groove as male Indian vocals or flutes weave introspective melodies over spacious synth backgrounds.

The vibe is not entirely ‘ambient’ either, as double tracked vocal harmonies or Kalma’s jazzy sax solos foreground more impassioned feelings. “Sarega Sax” moves the sound west from India to the Middle East, as Kalma becomes an Arabic Manu Dibango in tandem with snake-y synth lines. - Visit Music-Mosaic.com for sound clips and mail order info, as well as discovering more of Ariel Kalma’s wonderful catalogue of music for didgeridoo and tribal drums.

Ryan Sparks - 31 May 2009 - starstarstarstar

I have to admit right off the bat that usually anything, especially when it comes to music, if the words 'chillout' are involved, then I can pretty much guarantee that I won't spend a lot of time listening to it , let alone liking it. Now I know it sounds like a cliché to suggest that you shouldn't judge the proverbial book by its cover, but I realized this is in fact what I was doing with Ariel Kalma's latest release Chillout India. Maybe it was because that when I first discovered Kalma it was through his ground breaking electronic ragas of their early 70's on the brilliant recent re-issue of Le Temps Des Moissons, that I could not bear to think he was venturing off into chillout, ambient territory. However, Kalma is someone who has long been known for fusing various different styles and cultures of the world into his own unique musical mosaic for over forty years, so I have to further admit that I was both frustrated and confused as to why my reluctance and trepidation to delve into this album was basically hindered by my own impractical, preconceived notions of what basically amounted to nothing more than a word.

Without getting into further analysis of my own insecurities, by the time the first track "Hindinasia" was halfway through all of my thoughts were out the window, as I continued to listen somewhat embarrassed with myself. As the beautiful, mellow sounds of a bamboo flute and equally as soothing electronic tribal beats lightly caressed my brain, Indian vocalist Siddhant Bhatia entered the mix to give this engaging composition it's distinctly Eastern feel. Chillout India is billed as Eastern moods on ambient grooves and Ariel in addition to providing grooves and programming effects, also displays the considerable skills that he's world renowned for on flute and saxophone on tracks such as "Deva Dancing" and "Sarega Sax". The nine minute track "Hardi Ari" is opulently layered in such a way, that along with the steady, understated hypnotic grooves, it creates nothing less than the ultimate, relaxed listening atmosphere.

Chillout India is further proof that Ariel Kalma's inimitable vision of seamlessly blending the diverse cultures of the world can indeed bring the citizens of this planet a little closer together through music. It might also help tear down the odd preconceived notion as well.

 

Music Design
Paul Headon, Sirius FM Music

A Ultima Frontiera
(in Spanish)


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