NATIVE RITUAL MUSIC FROM ITALAQUE: PANPIPES, FLUTES, & DRUMS
Extraordinary, ancient, trance-like music from a village high in the Bolivian Andes. Sounds of the wind and of the earth. A Musicians’ Festival!
“The fiesta music of the legendary Italaque community is fascinating. Such layers of extraordinary sounds and resonances.” – Jan Fairly, FOLK ROOTS (England), March 1988.
“My favorite of the tapes is Bolivia… The music is wild, and the overlapping of sounds of one group playing with the other (different songs, mind you) is mesmerizing.” – Cliff Furnald, DIRTY LINEN # 25, Spring 1989.
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.