Published on Writings by Serge Kozlovsky May 2002
In sparkles of nocturnal
There, to that place
where spires of night bonfires pierce a deep blackness of the night, where
dancing bodies are splashing out flows of energy, the music of the "Dance
Planet" album calls on, the album which took in splendid patterns
of trance-ethnic music.
An immediate flounce
involves you irrepressibly in a maelstrom of passion by pulsating and
buzzing sounds of "The Earth Dance Dreamtime" composition of
the Mystic Rhythms project. It is time to shake off a somnolence and get
free, to sense your own body totally and let it move in the way it likes.
The pulsating rhythms
of "The Earth Dance Dreamtime" are took up with a little bit
aggressive, erotically seducing melody of "The Pleasure Zone"
performed by Urban Harmonix. These are undisguised dances of night discotheques
where slender, full-legged mulatto girls, swaying their hips, touch close
their partners heated with the dances.
The rhythm increases
and by now a tribal trance dance begins somewhere at a clearing in the
deep of African jungles. This is Don Peyote's "Watsi Watsi"
composition. Movements become free more and more, dancers strip themselves
almost naked... Body turns into a maelstrom of energy.
And suddenly we
find ourselves at a party on Cuban coast. The ocean splashes not far from
us. The coast is lit with a great many of varicolored lights. We are partakers
of a grandiose carnival. Sin Palabras's "Timbasa" composition
gives a sensation of an ardent festival where you may forget everything
and dance among light-hearted and enjoying people till the morning comes.
The dance becomes
quite cosmopolitan, cultural and style peculiarities become obliterated
and squeaky sounds of shakuhaji fill you up with an emotional experience
of something incredibly ancient and splendid. This is Kamal's "Shakuhaji
But here Karunesh's
"Native Rituals" enter and we flash back again into the heart
of enigmatic Africa. Now vast savannas and nigrescent stones of low mountain
ledges are stretched before us. The dance is being filled up with a sensation
of endless expanse and freedom.
We leave hospitable
Africa and rush to Spain. Here a flamenco sparkling with elation, a "Luna
Piena" composition of a Gypsy Moon project, is heard and we find
ourselves in the thick of festivities at the squire of a township. Narrow
streets squeezed with conglomerations of houses throng down to this squire.
Stones heated with the sun, masterly passages of a guitar, an accompaniment
of drums and a clicking of heels.
Over again the night
falls, we are in a night club of a urban megapolis. Where is it : in Europe,
America or Australia? It is difficult to define and it is impossible to
resist dancing. Fatigue goes away together with flashes of artificial
lights and beating of synthetic rhythms - the "Mirror" composition
performed by Chillum.
Now we are facing
the last trial. The hypnotic "Phrygian" created by Yantra de
Vilder and Zia Moreau completes this fascinating dance voyage. A dance
becomes a separate entity, it overrides the body and the body becomes
a dance itself, the pulsations run through it, everything around pulsates
together with you...
Planet" is a selection of a top-quality dance music recorded by a
new Australian audio studio Music Mosaic. The founders of the company
Ama and Ariel Kalma determined to produce albums, each of them is joined
by some definite theme. The "Dance Planet" differs by its completeness
in everything: from a choice and straightening of a composition to a stylish
album design. It is worth saying that this album was worked about by Zen
Player who at the eighties became famous for his designing of a "Deep
Breakfast" album of Ray Lynch, a performer known to nobody at that
time. The above album was generally recognized and became platinum, the
name of Ray Lynch was included in the number of the most authoritative
names in the new age.
The sound design
of the "Dance Planet" is on a high level too, and it is not
by chance as far as the album was re-mastered by Kamal, a well-known musician
and a sound producer residing in Australia.
What else should
I say? The "Dance Planet" is a multicultural project of the
new age. Uniting different styles and traditions, joining authentic melodies
and state-of-the-art computer technologies, it invites listeners to dance
to the music of a new world full of joy and freedom, creation and acceptance,
such simple and understandable, but the way to it is very long and complicated
for these distracted creatures who call themselves people.
P.S. Translated by Tatyana L.Permyakova
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