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My Devotion by Waking The Sound

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Independent, Ambient/Meditational, Top Rated
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Award-winning Native North American musician Kris DeLorenzi makes debut solo recording.

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  1. 1. My Devotion
  2. 2. New Wings
  3. 3. Waiting
  4. 4. At Times
  5. 5. Kaelan's Theme
  6. 6. Comforts Me
  7. 7. How Beautiful
  8. 8. Rush The Light
  9. 9. Immanuel
  10. 10. Intercession
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9/10

Reviewed by David Faulkner

Classifying this CD according to musical type was difficult. Kris DeLorenzi of Broken Walls and Ohwihsha plays genre hopscotch on this remarkable recording. Yes, you can hear the sound of Native American music gone rock-cum-chillout. You can also hear Indian subcontinent influences on closing track "Intercession". In between, you can hear touches of those mainstream Western artists who have breathed world music into their systems - Peter Gabriel and others. It is ambient in the sense of its groove but not in the Eno sense of slowly changing chords. It is meditational rather than conventional worship in that the lyrics are not always too specific about what God has done for us in Christ. I have tried using it as background music, and it doesn't function that way: it demands engagement. Some of the highly rhythmic melodies have forced their way into my attention, like some spiritual magnetism, in particular the title cut and "Comfort Me". I might have valued less vague content in places, but in my sheltered upbringing, I've never heard anything quite like this. It is an utterly extraordinary CD. I'm off for a quiet lie-down now, because I think only silence can follow repeated exposure to this music.

Style: Ambient/Meditational
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 74562
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2008

Award-winning Native North American musician Kris DeLorenzi makes debut solo recording.

Posted by T. Latchford at 22:54 on Apr 9 2009

Way to Go Kris!!! :)

I posted the link for you to website!!


Posted by Sue Clark in Alaska at 00:08 on May 1 2009

"it doesn't function that way: it demands engagement."
EXACTLY!
I have listened to this album dozens of times and each time it grabs me in a different way. Buy it! You will not be disappointed.


Posted by Steve Eayrs in Homer Alaska... at 07:04 on May 12 2010

One of those CD's that you can leave in the player in the car for a good while, and let it roll. Relaxing and peaceful. Nice job Chris!


Posted by Sandy in Fredericksburg Va at 15:30 on Feb 3 2011

I love this, buy it!















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