||Trance CD (1993) |
Daniel Lauter CD discography Trance is the latest in Gabrielle's cutting-edge musical series exploring primeval dance rhythms and ecstatic trance. Since her earlier drum-based efforts, Gabrielle's music has become more worldbeat in orientation, propelled by a powerful percussion section & various musicians who lend distinctive flavors to the pieces. At times funky and danceable, there are other portions which are airy and melodic, with trilling flutes and smoky sax. Jai Uttal adds to half the cuts, while Daniel Lauter and bandleader Robert Ansell join in as well. Rhythmic but restrained, earthy but ethereal, Trance is a strong pancultural statement about the hypnotic power of rhythm. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats
This cool amalgam of soulful, mostly softly-tendered tribal textures is masterfully handled by a who's who of multi-ethnic percussionists - -absolutley body-propelling. As one critic noted, Gabrielle Roth is the only woman in America making tribal, ambient music and she's been doing it for over 20 years.
Photographer: Robert Ansell.
Unknown Contributor Role: Jai Uttal.
Personnel: Jai Uttal (vocals, guitar); T.M. Stevens (vocals, bass guitar); Gary Thomas (didjeridu); Daniel Lauter (tenor saxophone); Allison Cornell (synthesizer); Robert Ansell (drums, bata, tom tom); Rocky Bryant (drums, percussion); Geoffrey Gordon (percussion, background vocals); Santa Cruz (bells).
Audio Mixer: Scott Ansell.