Floating on Evening: Songs From Otter River is a deep acoustic ambient set from Coyote Oldman. Michael Graham Allen is the principle flute player for the duo and he makes all of his own flutes. Barry Stramp is an electronic wizard and his recording techniques and innovations give this soundworld a synthesizer feel. Thus, while the compositions are decidedly influenced by Native American heritage, they also have an e-music appeal. This CD has huge atmospheres and deep soundscapes. Allen's soulful flute serves as a drone; Stramp's wizardry creates the atmospheres. Deep listeners will join this duo for a lazy float down the river. The delicious melodies of Allen's flute are the perfect vehicle. There is no boat -- the floating is done in the air and on the water. The meditation is effortless and rejuvenating. This is classic Coyote Oldman music. It will appeal to fans of Douglas Spotted Eagle, R. Carlos Nakai, Spirit Nation, and Little Wolf Band.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts