MEDICINE WOMAN III: THE RISING is the third installment in a series by the composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Medwyn Goodall. Like MEDICINE WOMAN and MEDICINE WOMAN II, THE RISING explores through music (which blends world fusion and New Age in an evocative way) the native mythology of North and South America, focusing on its metaphors for spiritual trials, rituals, and rebirths.
Like those albums, too, THE RISING was recorded in Goodall's self-constructed studio and features Goodall playing all the instruments himself, including various guitars, synthesizers, flutes, mandolin, samplers, and a variety of percussion devices. From the sultry airs of "Invocation, Pt. 3" through the pulsing, ambient strains of "Temple Journey, Pt. 2," this addition to Goodall's MEDICINE WOMAN series is positive, relaxing, entrancing music, and a testament to the artist's formidable musical ability.