posted on Apr, 22 2003 @ 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Estragon
...If you really love this sound, I might mention an English chap who made several recordings of these: one was a CD called Shambala with an entire
piece scored for an orchestra of these artefacts.
I believe it's still available here: www.frankperry.co.uk...
I have forgotten the name of the recordlabel and the album code, but if you're into contemporary music, I can also recomend the album Sogno by a
friend of mine called Jan-Erik Pettersen. He uses these bowls in a couple of songs. During one song one of them even falls to the floor (it's my
favorite sound from the whole album). As a drummer and percussionist, I'll have to add that bowls like these are early cymbals and gongs, but I guess
they have more in common with glassharps due to their unique tones that span from way below our hearing capability to way above. You can actually feel
them when they are "singing". If you hit a 40" chinese gong you can even feel that it's producing heat when you hold your hand or your cheek close
into it. God, I love this Pettersen guy. Among other things he owns the largest marimba in Scandinavia. I believe Sogno was released on a rather
obscure Swedish label back in the early nineties, but I'm not sure. The album is at my parents' house... I guess you could get some help at a
classical music store if you'd like to buy it on import... Incredibly cool sound! Way out!