In all of the years I have been reviewing music (13 and counting) one of my favourite labels has at all times been Sequoia Data. David and Steve Gordon have constantly launched a plethora of cool music, their very own (together with the bestselling Sacred Drum sequence of Native/World music) and that of quite a few different artists, with dozens of titles accessible. Actually, the primary CD I ever acquired and reviewed, Music of the Tarot , got here from Sequoia. As if their music wasn’t sufficient, the Gordon’s have a robust “inexperienced” ecology ethic, and it feels actually fabulous to assist what they do.
Having mentioned that, I need to add that the Gordon’s have lately stepped up their recreation. As proof, I current Achillea: The Nine Worlds, by Jens Gad, a core member of Enigma, one of my very favourite teams of the previous fifteen years. These acquainted with Enigma’s music will immediately discover Gad’s sound deliciously acquainted. A grasp of the guitar in addition to a studio wizard, Gad’s Achillea: The Nine Worlds is attractive, sensuous, hypnotic, juicy and full of pleasant surprises.
Signature dance rhythms, depraved bass and superior synthesizers create an superior accompaniment to Gad’s guitar. The most good aspect of all is the classical vocals of Helene Horlyck. Gad weaves all of these musical parts into Achillea, The Nine Worlds, a worthy addition to the library of Enigima followers, or anybody who appreciates world-beat dance grooves and musical adventures of the spirit. Free sound samples can be found on Sequoia’s web site. Try the entire catalog, they’ve a lot to supply the discerning listener.