Month: April 2003
The blurb reads: “Temple of the Invisible finds Robert Rich at his most organic, eschewing the trappings of modernity or stylistic boundaries. Using only simple acoustic instruments, Rich has crafted a document from a distant time and place, a lost culture with musical underpinnings that reach from Java to North Africa, from Medieval Europe to the Tibetan Plateau. Rich uses the music of this unknown civilization as a platform to express an intensely personal quest. Each piece documents part of a lost ritual, with mythical and spiritual components conveyed through a strangely familiar yet foreign musical language, as if unearthed from an ancient common ancestry. Contributors include Sukhawat Ali Khan (son of the great Indian vocalist Salamat Ali Khan), Paul Hanson (from Bela Fleck & Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Zenith Patrol), Percy Howard (from Meridiem, Bill Laswell), and noted solo artists Forrest Fang and Tom Heasley, adding dimension and power to this mysterious world out of time.“
This show is being put on as part of the Interpretations series given by the World Music Institute.
Five new Cuneiform releases will hit the stores on May 6th. Titles include Bone: Uses Wrist Grab, Djam Karet: A Night for Baku, Krakatoa: We are the Rowboats, Larval: Obedience, and Nucleus: Live in Bremen. The latter is a 2CD set. You can order them, as usual, at Wayside Music.