David & Steve Gordon | Sacred Earth Drums

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Sacred Earth Drums

by David & Steve Gordon

Drums from around the World join with Native instruments and sounds of nature (wolf, eagle, coyote and dolphin) to produce a powerful and healing Shaman's journey for the sacredness of life and reverence for the earth.
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1. Prayer for the Four Directions
6:57 album only
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2. Sunset Ceremony
8:50 album only
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3. Call of the Medicine Drum
5:48 album only
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4. Descent to the Lowerworld
8:32 album only
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5. Dancing for a Vision
9:25 album only
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6. Power Animals
8:41 album only
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7. Guardian Spirit
8:49 album only
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8. Return Journey
6:58 album only
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9. Sun Rise in Peace
6:58 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
DAVID AND STEVE GORDON

Brothers David and Steve Gordon, owners and key artists of their very successful music label, Sequoia Records, have been creating music for over twenty years. Uniting their love for nature with the complimentary sounds of their gentle music has placed them in the annals of New Age and World Music as originators, trend-setters, top-sellers and award winners.

Their albums capture the essence of magical places, recording the sounds of nature and blending them with beautifully composed music that reflects the beauty and healing properties of those serene environments. In 1994 they began producing Native and World drumming music, which featured hand drums and lent a new reverence to the honoring of the Native American spirit for the Earth. Their album Sacred Earth Drums became the #1 selling native drumming album in 1994, 1995 into 1996 and remains to this day still on the best-sellers lists. With this success they continued to produce: Sacred Spirit Drums, Drum Medicine and Sacred Drum Visions. The dynamic of world dance rhythms, the serenity of native flutes, the expressiveness of guitar, the mood of synthesizers and the powerful beat of native drums, have resulted in a new kind of music, which has already proven influential in changing the direction of contemporary Native sounds and New Age music as a whole.

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PJ Birosik-Nationally Syndicated Reviewer

Destined to find fervent favor in sacred movement circles!
The ageless heartbeat of the Earth seamlessly unites with the joyful spirit of Man on this healing shamanic journey that enables contemporary people to reconnect with ancient wisdom hidden deep within. Departing from the highly popular style of their previous nature sounds/relaxation recordings, the brothers Gordon have created an innovative musical catalyst, which serves admirably as a ritual and ceremonial tool destined to find fervent favor in sacred movement circles. The instrumental philosophy here suggests that we are all dancers or drummers able to inspire others to walk in balance once we remember the sacredness of all life ourselves through the attainment of an altered state of consciousness; each song uses specific drums, rattles, flutes and other instruments to help evoke awareness and positive change.
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Dan Liss of New Age Voice

Great crossover album for lovers of Native, New Age and World music.
David and Steve Gordon combine the sounds of Native American drums, flutes, Pan Pipes, nature sounds and synthesizers to set a hypnotic groove in motion. This album has the power to get the listener moving along with it. A ceremonial feel develops as the music builds. Energy resonates through the sound, successfully capturing traditional sounds and adding new twists, even though the electronic enhancements are a modern touch the work with the ancient handmade instruments. Great crossover album for lovers of Native American, New Age and World music sounds.
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Kate Joy Moser of Visions Magazine

I recommend it highly!
From the moment this CD began to the final note I felt as if I was embraced by a primordial Earth Mother who was trying to teach me to dance to Her pulse. Steve and David Gordon combine their musical talents, while performing on Drums, Native American Flute, Incan Pan Pipe, Spirit Rattle, Guitar and Synthesizer. They celebrate a Shamanic journey along with fellow creatures, including wolves, eagles, dolphins and coyotes. A vividly hued panorama was being created as I listened. It takes a special gift to be able to weave mages with sounds and these talented men were granted that gift and share it willingly with the listener
Gently chirping birds sound the initial call to “Prayer for the Four Directions”. As described in the liner notes, I can imagine a powerful and respected Shaman striking the drumhead while intoning words of worship to each of the four earthly directions. “Sunset Ceremony” brings to mind the gradual lowering of the daystar, the cooling of the air and the serenade of the two-legged feathered beings. As the Shaman entered the Sweat Lodge, I could feel the penetrating heat rising from the scalding rocks, in “Call of the Medicine Drum”. His request for a healing vision in the dramatic “Dancing for a Vision,” is granted, after which he is met by his “Power Animals” and “Guardian Spirit.” With gratitude in his heart, the Shaman takes “The Return Journey” home guided by rhythmic sounds. Finally he emerges from the Sweat Lodge and symbolically, the womb of Mother Earth, expressing a sense of peace and balance., “Sun Rise in Peace” closes this striking release.
I’m grateful that “Sacred Earth Drums” is now a part of our music collection and I recommend it highly for anyone who appreciates the beauty and wisdom of the Earth. Whether or not you feel you have natural rhythm, this will surely help you discover it. As responsible musician who “walk the talk,” Steve and David are donating a portion of the proceeds to the U.N. Center for Human Rights, whose purpose it is to assist indigenous people throughout the world.
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Curiosityscat123

Relaxing, Mediation, Unreplacable
I love this album, when I have difficulty sleeping, I play this CD and it takes me down each level of relaxation and I can feel the tension slip from my body and I rest knowing that my spirit soars..there is nothing like this tape in my opinion..nothing that calls to the directions and mixes sacred with a healing relaxation, nature and sacred ceremony..as I said, unreplaceable..and definitely magical in its own right.
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