- Artist: Music Mosaic Collection
- Format: CD
- Release Date:6/24/2003
Description: Pulsing world dance music spiced with exotic Eastern sounds (tablas, kora, dotar, dumbeck, clay pot, dilruba, gaida) ... sensual fusion with haunting vocals and modern instruments. Ride the perfume-groove with Electronic Sufi songs and timeless Indian chanting into Moroccan deserts, over Bulgarian mountains, across the great African Savannah, beyond ancient Mediterranean ruins, ... a cool, hypnotic journey through an undulating sound-collage. Label: Music Mosaic, an Australian-based label is offering 'the pulse of global harmony' through a colorful array of compilations in World Fusion & New Age Music from renowned and emerging musicians around the globe. Music Mosaic encourages all cultures and nations to live together respectfully on our planet Earth. The music features multicultural musical expressions from diverse countries, yet the sounds flow together in harmony...like a beautiful mosaic! Each compilation features exceptional tracks from international and local artists based around a specific theme and style of music. Published reviews: Jenn Sikes, Splendid, Lotus Grooves may prove the inspiration for you to take a belly-dancing class, or buy airline tickets to the next rave at Goa. At the very least, by album's end your third eye should be blinking Lynne Bronstein, All Music Guide, The fusion of European-style techno, dance, and Eastern sounds has seldom been done as well as on Lotus Groove. This album definitely whets one's appetite for learning more about the music of the East. Missmlp, Tranzfusion, 'Lotus Groove' is a delicate and sensual CD. The songs tell tales of journeys and time standing still. The music projects a sweet taste of mystery and beauty. Ben Ohmart, Music Dish, New age dance or world electronica, whatever you need to call it, Lotus Groove's circus of stars stir up an emotional 54 minutes, encouraging you, loving you, and treating life as the gift it is. There are no stand outs in my mind in these 10 tracks. They glow with exotic exuberance until bombs, wars and pollutant cars are nothing but a footnote in your Natural History text. Tania DeFreitas, Conscious Living, The album mixes together traditional beats in a contemporary groove. It's worth a listen! Marius-Cristian Burcea, FUN Radio Romania, Lotus Groove presents a richly atmospheric music of hypnotic sensuality that opens a world of exotic and entrancing beauty enthusing the listener with majestic inspiration.Truly global sounds for the 3rd Millennium! Customer testimonials: I never get tired of this album, it is my favourite! I like your choice of pieces, and I love the changes from one track to the next... do you have other albums like this? - P Hinkle, Bangalow, Australia. Where do you get those artists from? Never heard them on the radio, but they are fantastic! Keep up the good work! - M Raser, Bellingen, Australia. My favourite band was Van Morisson, but now Lotus Groove is always on my stereo! Many of my friends want it when they hear it... maybe because it has a soulful ethnic touch appealing to our cross-cultural taste and my passion for upbeat ambient Music. - S Lawton, Mullumbimby, Australia. Endorsement: Lotus Groove is mellow, rhythmic and passionate. You slide into it.... and then you are swept away by the hurricanes of passion. I love it and recommend it highly. - Margot Anand, CA, USA.