Track 1 "A Far Off Land"
--- We begin
our aural trip through exotic lands as the soundscape washes over our
soul. The gentle sounds of hand-tuned chimes and nearly larger-than-life gong fill your room with a tapestry of tones. Various bells and
chimes slowly join in as the combination of textures washes away
stress and tension.
Track 2 "Mystical Himalaya" --- As
we continue our voyage, a shaker marks your moving forward to a new
land that holds an abundance of unusual yet captivating colorful cup
chimes. Those who have been to the high Himalayas have heard these
during their passage through this great and nearly timeless land.
Track 3 "Chiming Crotales"
again the gentles chimes mark the beginning, yet this time they are
joined by tuned Crotales. These special round metal discs bring pure
tone and a centering of ones being.
Track 4 "Cymbal Climaxes"
--- Like a wave
reaching the beach, the aural dance builds to a wonderful and exciting
climax. We then move forward and mark the beginning of a more
Track 5 "Octo Hand Play"
--- You find
yourself in the woods as primitive hand-drums sounds fill the air. You
briefly stop and enjoy this wonderfully mesmerizing sound.
Track 6 "Gettin’ Hi With The
A simple pair of cymbals and sticks dance along what at first
seems like a simple instrument heard in virtually all modern music.
Ah, there is so much more to be discovered! The excitement builds....
Track 7 "Wood Is Good"
--- Early humankind
discovered that by hitting hollowed-out logs with sticks you could
make music. Perhaps you have heard sounds like this as a woodpecker
turns a solid tree into their newfound home? Either way, the musical
dance ebbs and flows.
Track 8 "Tom, Tom and Tom"
--- Man eventually
added a tightly stretched animal skin over hollowed logs and so the
history of drums began. They are joined by other instruments as this
concert of sounds comes together.
Track 9 "Big Boom Koto"
--- In the Far East
they too enjoy the sound of the tom. Stand back as the mammoth-sized
drum is first tapped on the edge and then builds to an all-out
gigantic wave of pulsating deep bass explosions.
Track 10 "Cowbell Beat"
--- A brief
interlude... yet also familiar.
Track 11 "Marching Along"
--- The familiar
sound of the snare drum as men march along. As they get closer, the
drums build and are joined by many other instruments.
Track 12 "Jazzy
Our travels have taken us to a more modern time where the drums
all come together with an intricate rhythmic dancing. This dancing
then leads to more cymbolic (cymbals and symbolic) waves.
Track 13 "A Jazzy Improv"
--- The ride cymbal
shines as the snare drum skips along producing various normal and
click-like sounds. Accents come into play with the bass drum, crash
cymbals and more!
Track 14 "Tambourine Beat"
--- Now our journey
takes us to a variety of intricate beats.
Syncopated rhythms enter occasionally and we eventually find
ourselves back where we began.
Track 15 "Digging Deep"
--- Once again we
encounter the primal drums. A trio of drums to be exact! The pace
quickens and ends with an exciting eruption of sound.
Track 16 "Power Beat"
--- Ah yes, welcome
to the recent past as big drumset sound is all the rage.
Track 17 "Bing Bong Boom"
--- Time marches
forward as we explore a simple melodic rhythm as it develops into....
Track 18 "The Big Solo"
--- The title says
it all. This evokes many facets of history while also showcasing that
all-out rock solo sound. Sense the electricity in the air!
Track 19 "Kaos Solo BONUS Track"
--- With no
rhyme and no set rhythm, this is a total cacophony of unrestrained
brutal attack! Turn it up and hold on tight!