Personnel: Sandra Ingerman (whistle, shaman drum); Byron Metcalf (frame drum, shaman drum, bell); Dashmesh Khalsa (didjeridu).
Audio Mixer: Byron Metcalf.
Recording information: The Lair, Prescott Valley, AZ.
Photographer: Richard Blum.
This album of shamanic trance music by Sandra Ingerman and Byron Metcalf combines traditional drums and other shamanic instruments with low drone notes over three long-form pieces intended to facilitate an altered state. Using repetitive rhythms designed to scientifically alter brainwaves, Ingerman and Metcalf hope to open a connection to the spirit world. Whether or not this will occur is solely up to the listener, but this album does its job in offering a well-recorded set of pieces that combine natural field recordings and pulsing acoustic rhythms that set desired sonic moods for meditation, trance, and healing. ~ Timothy Monger