With its thunderous drums and high-pitched chants, Native American pow-wow music is intense enough to scare away the uninitiated. Yet there are also gentle, soothing, and healing songs in the Native American tradition, and it’s this type of material that is the focus of COME TO ME GREAT MYSTERY. With Native American artists Doug Foote, Lorain Fox, Thirza Defoe, and others on board, this compilation is filled with prayers, invocations, and songs that sound like blessings and benedictions. The presence of synthesizers and contemporary production flourishes may irk hardcore traditionalists, but these additions will make the album accessible to fans of relaxing New Age music.
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AllMusic Review by Anthony Tognazzini