Bertrand Nadel


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Mohave is a deep hybrid of gentle new age instrumentals, electronic atmospheres, and Native American acoustics. It is Bertrand Nadel's contribution to the Spotted Peccary quest for new Native American music. This is a family affair, as are most SPM discs. Howard Givens, Deborah Martin, and Jon Jenkins are guest performers. (They are also SPM performers and partners.) This soundscape is rich and powerful. The sound design gives equal access to all of Nadel's elements. That gives the project a contemporary feel with echoes of the influences. It is all done well. There are no major flaws. It is a good disc and it is unique in many ways. It is similar, in emotional response, to the music of Kitaro and Steven Halpern.

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