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The Sonic Language of Myth

Label: RCA Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: Precession; Maat; The Twelve Powers; The Gate; Seth; Ausar (Reincarnation) Listen; Heru (Redemption).

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements: The Sonic Language of Myth

Read "The Sonic Language of Myth" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The '90s have kept alto saxophonist Steve Coleman busy. Among his many projects, the Five Elements group represents some of his most coherent music. As opposed to groups like the Mystic Rhythm Society, his Five Elements group has always maintained a funkier edge and a deeper groove.The idea of the material on The Sonic ...

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Steve Coleman: The Sonic Language of Myth

Read "The Sonic Language of Myth" reviewed by Jack Bowers


A lot of sound and fury here. Signifying what? Well, according to RCA Victor’s publicity department, The Sonic Language of Myth is “a philosophical journey in sound. Incorporating ancient philosophical, astrological and musical precepts into his compositional foundation, Steve Coleman presents his way of hearing and experiencing music.” And since these precepts are so ancient, who’s ...


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