Shamanic

Ulla Pirttijarvi – Traditional Saami music

The music of this disc is not “yoik” in its pure form. These are beautiful ballads, performed in their native language, in the national style. Among the instruments accompanying her singing, of course, is the shaman’s tambourine of the Saami.… Read more

Phil Thornton – Initiation

Authentic and powerful, Initiation weaves the haunting voice of whales and birds into the strong, mellow Dreamworld of the didgeridoo. From the fascinating and earthy sounds of this most basic of natural instruments to the superb complexity of modern keyboards, we are enmeshed in a world of compelling imagination. This is a genuinely unforgettable venture deep into the realm of a spiritual initiation.… Read more

Blue Chip Orchestra — Red Sky Beat (1998)

In their works the Blue Chip Orchestra used ritual hymns of Indian shamans, flutes, ratchets, drums and sounds of natural origin (thundering peals, rain, crackling of branches in a burning fire), as well as specially made instruments like “reflective harp”, “mirror drums “,” Danube tuba “,” sound sails “and so on. in combination with a modern electronic sound. Bognermayr was answering in the ensemble for synthesizers and sampling, Tsushrader performed guitar, keyboard and percussion parts; programming and recording they performed in tandem.… Read more