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Trilobyte / Uakti

Uakti
Release Date: 04/08/1997 
Label:  Point Music   Catalog #: 454056  
Composer:  Milton NascimentoMarco Antonio GuimaraesKristos LeontisArtur Andrés Ribeiro,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Uakti: Marco Antonio Guimaes (strings); Artur Andres Ribeiro (woodwinds); Paulo Sergio Dos Santos, Decio de Souza Ramos Filho (percussion).

Personnel: Marco Antônio Guimaraes (strings); Artur Andres de Ribeiro (woodwinds); Decio de Souza Ramos Filho, Paulo Sérgio Dos Santos (percussion).

Audio Mixer: Michael Riesman.

Recording information: Bemol Studio, Belo Horizonte, B and B (08/1995).

Director: Marco Antônio Guimaraes.

Photographer: Gustavo Campos.

Trilobyte, Uakti's fourth album, takes its name from a song off of the album Mapa. It has a very full sound to it, aided, as was Uakti's previous album I Ching by the presence of Philip
Read more Glass and his conductor Kurt Munkacsi and by Glass' engineer, Michael Reisman. Another first is that the track listings identify the instruments played on them. Thus, listeners can tell that the lovely instrument on "The Secret of 17 Nuts" is not a xylophone but a glass marimba (one of the group's favorite instruments) and that the sound of running water on the atmospheric "Music for an Ancient Greek Temple" is Uakti's own invention, the aqualung. Unfortunately, it is not obvious what some of the instruments are from their names (for example, the trilobyte itself, which may or may not be a new species of fiddle or a kind of flute). Although it inhabits the same sound universe as its predecessors, Trilobyte represents a serious step up in professionalism. The composers are more diverse on this album than previous outings, including one track co-written by Uakti's mentor, Milton Nascimento. There are no long, self-indulgent shapeless pieces, and no sudden shifts or reversals in the middle of tracks. The production values are high and the rough edges are smoothed down. In some ways this is a good thing, but at the same time, more than a hint of blandness has entered into the proceedings. ~ Kurt Keefner
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Works on This Recording

1.
Raça by Milton Nascimento
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
2.
Lagrima do sul by Marco Antonio Guimaraes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
3.
Xentitemento mu puli by Kristos Leontis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
4.
The Secret of 17 Nuts by Artur Andrés Ribeiro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
5.
Arrumaçao by Elomar Figueira
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
6.
Music for an Ancient Greek Temple by Artur Andrés Ribeiro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
7.
Trilobita II by Paulo Sergio Santos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
8.
Trilogy for Krishna by Artur Andrés Ribeiro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
9.
Parque das emas by Marco Antonio Guimaraes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
10.
Haxi by Marco Antonio Guimaraes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI
11.
Onze by Marco Antonio Guimaraes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UAKTI

Sound Samples

Raça (Race) - arranged by Marco Antonio Guimaraes
Lágrima do Sul (Teardrop from the South)
Xentitemento mu puli (My little Birds in foreign Lands) - arranged by Marco Antonio Guimaraes
The Secret of 17 Nuts
Arrumaçao (Straightening up) - arranged by Artur Andrés Ribeiro
Music for an ancient greek Temple
Trilobita II
Trilogy for Krishna: Krishna I - Holy Affirming
Trilogy for Krishna: Krishna II - Holy Denying
Trilogy for Krishna: Krishna III - Holy Reconciling
Parque das Emas (Park of the Emas)
Haxi
Onze (Eleven)

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