Ek-Tunkel is a set of deep Mexican Native American music from Jorge Reyes. Deep listening is required to capture the feelings of this CD. Only those fluent in Spanish will be able to gather clues from the liner notes. Reyes combines traditional acoustic ethnicity with electric and electronic instruments to create this homage to his ancestry and heritage. He adds nature samples and field recordings for atmospheric effect. The simple melodies and gentle percussion allow listeners to float in and out of the psycho-acoustic sound worlds. The deep spirituality of these native cultures is a soft and warm destination. This is a relaxing journey. This CD will appeal to fans of Luis Paniagua, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, and Suso Saiz. As it is hard to find, this is essential for serious e-music collectors. Casual collectors will find it interesting.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts