Comala is like no other record you've ever heard — or will ever hear. It's Mayan space music that's psychedelic, thunderous and surreal. Reyes plays most of the instruments on the record, including guitar, flutes, synths and a variety of percussion instruments. This is not feel-good fare, but powerful medicine that evokes primal memory and ancient wisdom. The final track, "El Arrullo De La Mujer Dma, Mujer Luz," includes a vocal recording of medicine woman Maria Sabena, who reportedly turned Aldous Huxley onto mushrooms.
By Robert Phoenix on 04.22.11 in Reviews
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