MARIMBA MUSIC FROM THE FESTIVAL OF TODOS SANTOS
Some of the purest Indian marimba music — melodically rich, rhythmically inviting, with that underlying sensual BUZZ that accounts for its ‘other-dimensionality’.
“Guatemala presents a special aspect of the festival music of Central America. The marimba of the region is a wonderfully raspy device, and the music played on it is a beautifully melodic thing… light-hearted but complex.” – Cliff Furnald, CMJ “New Music Report,” December 6, 1991.
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.