David & Steve Gordon

Sacred Drum Visions: 20th Anniversary Collection

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Sacred Drum Visions celebrates David and Steve Gordon's two decade-long career by compiling some of their best work from the '90s along with some new material. Pieces like "Sunrise Ritual (Deep Earth Mix)," "Spiritwalk," and "Return Journey" work as well in this context as they did on their original albums, proving that the Gordon's musical vision is as cohesive as it is expansive. The fluid rhythms, gentle flutes, and nature sounds that comprise their style sound as fresh and soothing as ever on new compositions like "Faithkeeper" and "Light of the Canyon," and the more subtle mix of synthesizers in their arrangements makes them sound more contemporary as well. Though this isn't a definitive retrospective of the Gordon's entire body of work, or even their '90s output, Sacred Drum Visions does trace their ever-developing sound in a few key tracks.

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