“Canyon Whispers,” the second Native American flute CD by Randy “Windtalker” Motz, takes the listener on a soothing musical journey through the Southwest, the majestic lands of the “Ancient Ones.”
Says Randy about this CD, “For years, I have been fascinated with the history, cultures, and ceremonies of Native Americans and I have always loved the unique beauty of the Southwest, a land of breathtaking and magical landscapes. It is a place where Native history is still etched on every desert and mesa, and where the gentle whispers of a proud people still echo in every canyon. A raft trip on the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon, and a trip to the Four Corners region indelibly etched memories in my soul; memories that I wanted to capture in music. This CD is a tribute to those people, their heritage, and the land that they call home.
I am extremely excited about this CD. My partnership with the accomplished composers and musicians of Manifest Spirit Records, who provided the exquisite musical backdrop for this project, allowed me unbridled creative freedom; freedom to fashion those glorious memories into songs that melodically portray the mystical grandeur of the landscapes and capture the eternal influence that Native cultures have left on this land.”
This 14-song CD blends the rich and hauntingly beautiful sound of Native American-style flute with lush orchestration, piano, guitar, cello, and Native percussion. Through songs like “Pueblo Bonito Silhouettes,” “Chaco Sunrise,” “Cliff Palace Serenade,” and “Taos Sunset,” the listener can envision these iconic cultural landmarks. The awe-inspiring landscapes that are the hallmarks of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado are captured in the melodies of “Zion Echoes,” “Grand Canyon Winds,” “Sedona Moon,” “Canyon Whispers,” and “Eagle’s Flight.” And the oftentimes mysterious, but always beautiful and spiritually grounded, traditions of the Native cultures are honored with songs such as “Kiva Dance,” “Ancient Ones,” “Earth Spirit Visions,” “Dream Catcher,” and “Forever Begins Today.”
“Canyon Whispers,” and “Windtalker’s” debut CD, “Native SoundScapes,” are both available at Amazon.com as full CDs or you can download individual tracks to your iPod.
If you would like to hear “Windtalker” live, he performs this captivating and relaxing style of music at festivals, wineries, coffee houses, and other intimate venues all along the mid-Atlantic area. His performance schedule can be found at http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=93859.