Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors go with the "flowing" on Ritual, laid-back and gentle, yet deeply sensuous. Resonant primal drums offer warm rhythms for heart and hips, rattles and plucked strings call fingertips to stroke, an English horn mystically entices like a cobra's song, a woman's voice chants to hidden desires. Ritual is perfect for trancedancing, meditation, massage, lovemaking, stretching, or soaking in the hot tub. Key musicians include percussionists Gordy Ryan, Robert Ansell, and Sanga of the Valley, with Matt Balitsaris on guitars and Michael Mandel on synthesizer.
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AllMusic Review by Carol Wright