26 June 2022


After several listens, I'm still not sure where Earth Tribe Rhythms lands. More accurately, I think I know where it lands but I can't honestly decide how I feel about it. Self released in 1990, something between Arthur Lyman and Marin County New Age...later Takoma meeting early Windham Hill for a microdose on a remote South Pacific island. There's way more to the artist, who's been active for dozens of years, but evaluating and cataloging the recording on its merits alone might help the listener to have a more honest encounter with the sounds. Pat taped the record for himself at some point, so there are a few errant crackles and poor edits that keep Brent Lewis grounded....in a good way. 

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