There are fourteen original songs written by Niobe and her producer/guitarist Gil Yslas. Their unique sound creates a musical adventure and delivers a colorful canvas of sound that lifts the spirit with its sing along quality.
The opening track Loma Shi, begins the CD with a powerful World Native American tempo and feel as the song tells of a Shamanic journey and the retrieval of the broken soul. Loma Loma Shi is the sounding of the drum, the life light that brings you home from the underworld. Asanta May Maria sings of a meeting with Mother Mary and her powerful sweet loving energy. Afternoon Praise is a musicicians favorite. The music lends to a sensual jazz, bosa nova flavor as the language stirs the Kundalini energy, while Faey Veil takes you into the land of Fairy and the danger of being trapped for eternity.
The melodies wrap around the vocals creating a soothing, yet uplifting energy making this CD a good accompaniment to driving, working, and contemplation. Niobe has a beautiful sweet melodic voice. Her Enya type velvety smoothness immediately captivates the listener with an uplifting warm original sound.
The intricate acoustic guitar arrangements and percsussion are prevelant throughout the production. The CD has a texturally consistent smoothness that is reminiscent of Peter Gabriel and Robbie Robertson's production values. Upon first hearing "Language of Light" it merits repeated listening over and over again, thus creating an imaginary tapestry of captivating sounds and textures.
Niobe has produced a wonderful debut CD that takes the listener on a joyous musical journey. "Language of Light" is the beginning of many new CD's of original music to come. Niobe has proven herself to be a viable artist with a message that has much to say.
This is a SongLight Production All music written by: Weaver/Yslas BMI 2002 All Rights Reserved
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1. Loma Shi
2. Sacred Valley
4. Great Spirit
5. Language on the Light
6. Asanta May Maria
7. Earth's Call
8. Afternoon Praise
10. Inside Myself
11. Domina Saya
12. Faey Veil
13. Asha May
14. Wheel of Life