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Hu Vibrational: The Epic Botanical Beat Suite

Read "The Epic Botanical Beat Suite" reviewed by John Ephland

Uniquely atmospheric, this music evokes both the mysterious jungle as well as what it might be like to listen in space, outer space. Hu Vibrational Presents The Epic Botanical Beat Suite points to both the inner as well as outer journey. All of it exquisitely tethered by the Beat, or beats, beats that float in and out as if seamlessly emerging from one musician, one mind. That one musician is Adam Rudolph. And yet, this isn't a computer- ...

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Hu Vibrational: The Epic Botanical Beat Suite

Read "The Epic Botanical Beat Suite" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Epic Botanical Beat Suite--the fourth release from percussionist Adam Rudolph's ever-evolving Hu Vibrational--is a trance-inducing rhythmic trip. Rudolph, the man behind the bulky Go: Organic Orchestra and the Moving Pictures Octet, has always been adept at creating distinct outfits. Hu Vibrational has served as his vehicle for blending African rhythms, minimalistic tides, and electronica-influenced sounds into hypnotic soundscapes. In the past, this mutable band has been a bit heavier in sound yet lighter on personnel. The ...

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Hu Vibrational: Universal Mother

Read "Universal Mother" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Drum circles in the park might get a bad rap, but for centuries the spiritual life of human beings has been synced to the sound of the drum. Any culture that puts meditation at the center of its practice has used a steady pulse as the vehicle for expanding consciousness and breaking through the temporal world. Percussionists Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake go way back to the days of the Mandingo Griot Society, a group formed in ...


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