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Inside Monument Valley

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Manufacturer: CANYON RECORDS
Publisher: CANYON RECORDS
Artist(s): Paul Horn & R. Carlos Nakai

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Product Description:
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Canyon
EAN: 0729337702028
Feature: Shrink-wrapped
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: CANYON RECORDS
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: CANYON RECORDS
MPN: 729337702028
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: 2000-04-05
Publisher: CANYON RECORDS
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Running Time: 56
Studio: CANYON RECORDS
Product Features:
Shrink-wrapped
Editorial Review:
With the towering spires and sky framing canyons of Monument Valley as their stage, flutist Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai create a music that is at once intimate and majestic. Wind, thunder, bird song, the keening of falcons and even the raucous cries of curious ravens provide counterpoint to the lyrical grace of Horn's transverse flutes and the haunting tone of Nakai's traditional Native American flute.
The sublimity of Inside Monument Valley isn't in the lovely flute music created by jazz musician Paul Horn and Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, or in the informative, clear liner notes and crisp photos, but rather in the exquisite interplay between Arizona's Monument Valley (the birds, insects, rain, thunder, and echoing canyon walls) and the highly inspired, all-improv music created by two immensely talented artists. The 1998 release Mythic Dreamer was special for the lyrical, spiritual music Nakai created on his first solo flute album after several years, and Inside Monument Valley picks up where Nakai's inspiration left off, like the inhalation of one breath after the exhalation of the last. Horn adds an interesting texture playing European-style transverse flutes and soprano sax. He complements Nakai's Native American flutes perfectly too, never overwhelming the listener with busy or distracting notes. The two musicians wandered into Monument Valley ready to record whatever their muses gave them, and the field-recording aspect of this CD worked wonderfully--probably because in some instinctual way the two artists knew it would. The power of bubbling thunder makes itself heard on "Rain God"; a fly makes a sizzling cameo past the mic on "Alhambra"; even Horn's doggy has something (quite comical) to say. But the recurring playful duels between the ravens' assertive calls and Nakai's flute are the best highlights--and well typify the beautiful essence of this album: living beings speaking to one another through song. --Karen Karleski
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