Trance Tara is a set of two long-form compositions and chants dedicated to Tara, the Tibetan goddess of compassion and protection. It is by Jonathan Goldman, a master of chant and healing music. The musical offering on this CD is completely acoustic, using traditional ethnic instruments and chants. The overtone properties of these elements give the atmospheres overt space music appeal. The repetitious nature of the chants and harmonics give the CD minimalist qualities. The strong rhythms in the second composition create electro-tribal textures. Like all of Goldman's offerings, this CD works on many different levels. It is not his best CD, but it is close. Fans of Xumantra, Jim Cole, Anugama, Thea Surasu, and Al Gromer Khan will like this CD.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts