Suvarna: Fire of the Oracle (CD, 54:31); Etherean Music, 2000 3301-2 12640 W. Cedar Dr. #300 Lakewood, CO, 80228 Phone: 303/988-1221 Fax: 303/985-0292 Email: email@example.com No this is not ambient space music, not jazz, not fusion, not progressive rock nor power pop. But this is a tranced-out, tenderly soul-fired, world fusion beats, jazzy, vocals-driven, keys, and jazzy fusion, violin-enhanced, raga-rock, blow-out of unique power and grace! And yes you will be tempted to begin swaying and dancing within this Indo-fusion, groove-temple-of-sound. I finally received this final version CD long ago from Etherean Music after being sent a pre-release CD-R demo from a good friend. If you love female vocals - ethereal yet passionate blended with electric violin and then intertwined with Indian-raga, beat- driven, mantras, eclectic synths, and an air of deep mystery -- THEN BY ALL MEANS GRAB THIS NOW!!
Suvarna Freeman's vocals and violin are a luscious experience!! THIS RELEASE IS JUST TOO COOL!! It avoids all that cheesy gestalt of, "let's-rip-off-Indian-traditional-music-and-make-a-fast- buck-disco-drivel" stylings, all too prevalent in world music -- BUT INSTEAD delivers a truly unique listening experience. The 7:30 "Completion", song was AWESOME, a meditative lilting of ecstasy unbound, solemn, pure light in sound, and to hear Suvarna's spoken words were as if an angel had come to my side -- ooh, serious athrilling goosebumps -- oh for this song to have lasted three times longer. Next CD, Suvarna, fill a whole CD with such!! Let your soul fly for a good 18 minutes or so. Do it! Suvarna, you are !!MAGIC!! and your voice has lifted this seasoned reviewer into planes of new sonic nirvanas -- please do this again!! Thanks! Need I say this? . . . Highly recommended! ~John W. Patterson Personnel: Suvarna Freeman does !superb! vocals and 5-string electric, synthesizer violin,
brother Ravi Freeman is keys, kora, guitar, kaval, bass, percussion, chants, overtone vox, loops and many talented others helped out here and there . . . Tracks: Fire of the Oracle, Nature Spirits, All is Dust, Contentment, Emancipation, Rain Dance, Completion, Flame of Life, Rising Tree, The Master's Call
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