RADIO INDY REVIEW OF WILD THREADS
Tranquil World/Native American music
author: Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team — Five Star rating given on CD Baby for Wild Threads
The acoustic duo, Wind Weaver, and their album “Wild Threads” is an album that uses the musical talents of the Native American flute, acoustic guitar, and percussion to paint serene pictures in the mind with relaxing and contemplative sounds. In “Fluid Ooze” the melodic flute gently frolics around the steady, yet subdued sounds of a drum creating an atmosphere of serene tranquility. In “Aerial Wandering” a rhythmic and catchy acoustic guitar riff starts the song before an emotive flute comes in to tell a story that will enlighten your senses. “Summer Clouds” is a song in which a sympathetic flute and guitar combine to produce a well balanced song that will take you away to a warm summer day. The music within this album is sweet and tranquil as the Native American flute and acoustic guitar merge to create a feeling of placid relaxation. Whether you appreciate the sounds of these instruments or enjoy calming background music, “Wild Threads” is an album you will thoroughly enjoy.
REVIEW BY CLINT GOSS, www.clintgoss.com
Half way through the first track, I actually hit EJECT on my CD player. Was this really the correct disc? Was it really Terry Mack’s
first “this is my music” CD??
Yes, the awesome music coming off this “Wild Threads” CD was from Terry Mack and Paul Bezooyen, two really accomplished and in-synch
musicians from British Columbia. The first tracks were so musical and enjoyable, I had to stop the CD (again) for my acid test …
Vera. Now my wife’s musical tastes were born out of a steady diet of rock and top 40′s music. So it’s a rare Native Flute or New Age
album that lites her fire. Half way through each of the first three tracks, I got exactly the same reaction from her … “WOW”.
And just when you think you’ve got the CD pegged … you hit track 4. The enigmatic name “Fluid Ooze” doesn’t really prepare you for
the Drum Jam and and NAF that completely changes the feel of the album.
Paul Bezooyen is a guitarist who *GETS* the Native Flute. He sets up the these gorgeous ostinato repeating patterns and great riffs,
but the feel never gets far from that evening around-the-campfire atmosphere.
Terry is completely fearless when it comes to many things … changing tempos and feelings, at just the point where you might
wander. She is also not afraid of silence … dropping the flute away to let the guitar come forth.
Influences abound, as they should. Mary Youngblood and Mark Holland and Gary Stroutsos and Jeff Ball have all been infused into this music as well as Celtic and African cross-cultural influences.
If this is what these two can do for a first time out with a modest production, I *really* want to hear what happens next!
- Clint Goss