Ancient Canyons is the fifth CD in the Musical Visions of the Southwest series by John Huling. Barry Stramp, the technical wizard of Coyote Oldman, mastered the disc. Like all of the discs in this series, this is an awesome mix of Native American flutes, percussion, and chants with nature samples. Stramp's innovative techniques give the disc its extra persona and power. This music is alive -- it jumps out of the speakers and caresses deep listeners gently and lovingly. The atmospheres speak to the pristine beauty and grandeur of the region. There is healing power in this music. It is absolute. This CD is essential Native American ambience. It will appeal to fans of Coyote Oldman, Little Wolf Band, Douglas Spotted Eagle, Spirit Nation, and Rusty Crutcher.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts