BRASS BAND AND MARIMBA MUSIC FROM THE COAST AND ISTHMUS OF OAXACA
Hot Coastal nights explode with fiesta sounds — fast, enticing rhythms and the whistling, swirling, and crackling of a thousand fireworks! Also, distinctively percussive (and highly virtuostic) marimba stylings from Mexico’s isthmus — marimba as it is played nowhere else!
“Field recordings from Mexican festivals that make you feel you’re right there, sipping Dos Equis and whooping it up.” – Jay Walljasper, UTNE READER, January 1989.
“The music abounds with the fiesta spirit of the village on this upbeat cassette.” – Francine Rota, EAST WEST, August 1988.
EARTH SERIES CASSETTES | AUTHENTIC ON-LOCATION RECORDINGS OF WORLD MUSIC
The Earth Series cassettes were recorded using a single omni-directional Sony microphone positioned so as to obtain the highest quality natural mix in the music. All of the material was recorded in “real life” circumstances under conditions far from optimal for recording. Yet there is an oustandingly good sound-to-noise ratio on each of these tapes. HUMMING BIRD EARTH SERIES is releasing this music because of its uniqueness and general unavailability on the commercial market. The cassettes are “real time” dubs from metal masters and utilize type “B” Dolby noise reduction to ensure that everything originally recorded can be optimally heard by the listener. Descriptive notes are included with each release.