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Innovative guitarist Steve Tibbetts accompanies Tibetan nun Choying Drolma on sporadic guitar, synthesizer and percussion on chants for meditation, spontaneous songs of realization and teremas brought back from the other world. For much of the disc he lets long silences unwind behind Drolma's resonant vocals before adding a thoughtful chord of his own or feeding back to her a processed sample of her own voice-a often, you can't tell which is which because Tibbets' contributions tilt toward the abstract. Overall the match between the collaborators strikes a good balance, such as on "Kyema Mimin," where he surprises by wrapping a multi-tracked chant in cymbal taps and drums, and on "Shengshik Pema Jungney," which Tibbetts' acoustic alchemy transports to a Gothic Christian space.
Tranquilty At It's Beatiful Finest.
I heard this a book shop about a year ago that I was playing an in-store at.. to say the least I was completely hooked. It is one of the most peaceful CDs I've ever heard. I highly recommend it.
I heard this on NPR and the nuns singing on this album have amazing stories. They are currently touring. A highly spiritual album for all.
I've had this album for years and still enjoy it. The more I listen, the more I appreciate its reach and capacity to ground the listener.
Years Active: '90s
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