Supralingua Limited Edition
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Vinyl, Single, August 25, 1998
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This cd is definitely "good", but the other three are "very good" to "great". I'm not sure if it is the production techniques or RAMU, but there are many things on this cd that just sound completely artificial. Even without knowing that there are samples being used you can tell many of these sounds are computer-driven, the notes and phrases of the triggered samples just do not start in a natural way. It makes some of these songs sound like they were cut-and-pasted together.
This cd was always mentioned as having no real words and as being designed around a sort of "new vocal language" but listen to DAMAWOO and then compare it to ALEKE (track #14) on the cd THE SPIRIT CRIES: MUSIC FROM THE RAINFORESTS OF SOUTH AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN. There is much more than just a passing similarity between the two.
While I do think this cd is good it does not have the ancient, trance-like, dreaming-mind qualities of of the original PLANET DRUM cd, and just the way this one was recorded makes it sound a bit stale. I think with SUPRALINGUA Mickey was going for something that was part "World Music" and part "club music". If you want a cd that is more "electronic-groove" sounding then this is the one for you, but if you want one that is more "mind-altering" then the original PLANET DRUM is the cd you want to buy.
Supralingua, "beyond language," is the second Planet Drum album produced by Mickey Hart. More Latin than African, Hart combines compelling production techniques with power players of the drumming world including: Zakir Hussain, master of the North Indian tabla; Giovanni Hidalgo; conguero great from Puerto Rico, Sikiru Adepoju, a disciple of Babatunde Olatunji (a member of the first incarnation of Planet Drum) on dundun; bassist Bakithl Kumalo; and David Garibaldi, traps player. Promising to surpass words, ironically the first track, "Angola," features chanting by The Gyüto Monks Tantric Choir. Supralingua grooves but it lacks the excitement of the self-titled Planet Drum and the "steppin' out" of each virtuoso. --Cristina Del Sesto
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This music is great for dancing! It really gets you to move your body. Might be good for sex, too, if your partner likes it!Published 15 months ago by Ron
I simply bought it for someone else so its not something I can say much about. They weren't that impressed but what do we know?Published on February 19, 2013 by D. R. Percival
I never received this cd.
hopefully they will find one eventually.
they are working on it
It's so refreshing to hear music so vibrant and detailed. It's so easy to let your mind wonder and put your self some place else with this CD.Published on May 14, 2008 by Kikaida
Mickey Hart Serves up something very different again. This time bridging the gap of ancient and cutting edge "tribal" music. This sounds less spontaneous to me because of sampling. Read morePublished on September 25, 2005 by JobDodger
Incorporating his computer operated drum machine "RAMU", Mickey sets the tone for another compelling album. Read morePublished on August 13, 2002