A very unusual album from a Hawaiian musician. Unlike any other Hawaiian album I've heard in its diversity of style and technique. The vocals on some tracks are perhaps a little of an acquired taste but the imaginative musical outlook and playing is excellent. For the most part very gentle and not at all about blazing speed or technique for its own sake (so I'm not sure what's up with that other review?). There are some really nice instrumental tracks on here.
The liner puts it thusly (and pretty accurately): "Makana transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient and slack key music in gentle to commanding arrangements." It never sounds derivitive or forced and does touch on most of those elements (I don't hear much of the classical or bluegrass parts and not a lot of the jazz except perhaps in phrasing). Generally low key but keeps your attention. Not your Grandma's Hawaiian music...
One of his best CDs..and so beautiful. Easy to listen to and be transported into a crystalline world of soothing peace and joy.
Makana reaches out to other cultures and instruments for some of the songs on this album bringing a fresh approach and great listening pleasure. The variety keeps your interest and enhances the enjoyment of his highly polished guitar work.
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