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Himalaya

David Parsons

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Album Review

Himalaya might be David Parsons best CD. His albums rank near the top — consistently — each year when reviewers and other industry insiders publish "best of year" lists. This cross-cultural soundworld takes the best from modern electronics and Himalayan ethnicity. Parsons is a world-class composer, sound designer, and performer. His virtuosity on the synthesizer allows him to build ethnic atmospheres and soundscapes. On this album, he uses only his electronics. The ethnicity is real and heartfelt, but it is not native ethnicity. As usual, it is fair to compare Parsons only in terms of spiritual and emotional responses. His peers on those planes are Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Constance Demby, and Vidna Obmana.

Biography

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Since 1975, this New Zealand artist has made numerous trips to India to absorb the culture, study the music, and record performances by indigenous artists. In addition to producing two albums of traditional Tibetan ritual music by the monks of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery (for the Fortuna Records Sacred Ceremonies series), Parsons has translated the essence of his oriental journeys through the lush yet profound soundscapes he has created for a number of highly regarded solo albums. Originally...
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Himalaya, David Parsons
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: World, Music, New Age
  • Released: 01 January 1989

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