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Travel By Sound

by Open Canvas

A pan eastern musical journey influenced by the rhythms and instrumentation of the Asian subcontinent, Middle East and Jamaican dub. Electronic music that moves both mind and body within a cinema of sound.
Genre: New Age: Ethnic Fusion
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Album Notes
Travel by Sound is an electronic excursion into the the melodies and rhythms of far eastern lands. Where the intertwining electronic pulses of synthesizers and melodic wind blown and hand plucked instruments of India and the middle east meet in a peaceful dance. A sonic tapestry where the percolating rhythm's of the tabla and dumbek meet dub infected bass lines and the distant chants of the muezzin. Sit back close your eyes, open your mind and ears its time to travel east.

Travel by Sound is the continuing musical saga/exploration that began with the debut release Nomadic Impressions and followed by Indumani.


Electro-acoustic worldbeat. Travel By Sound is, for the most part, an upbeat album of bright instrumentals where synthetic soundscaping techniques deeply intermesh with international beats, textures and melodies. Tabla rhythms, dumbek and Middle Eastern grooves feature strongly - sometimes alone, soft, rich hand drumming resonant and exotic - sometimes in fusion, sharper programmed beats introducing dance and dub aspects. Gamelan, oriental cymbal splashes, marimba patterns and crisp shakers add to the rhythmic content as do sequenced electronic forms. Some tracks are more ambient, the percussive content less dominant or even beatless in places - lazy meandering structures where ethnic melodies, flutes, synthetic harp-like tones and water movement interact. In places the synths take a prominent role, restful swells and washes, gutsy bass lines pulsing against the ripple of arpeggiating cycles, yet even here, international colour is maintained through choice of melody and background detail.

Paul, Morpheus Music UK



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