Of The Marsh And The Moon (SACD265)

  1. Tibet
  2. Young Girl's Heart
  3. Jasmine Flower
  4. Silk Road
  5. Running Water
  6. The Three Rivers
  7. Gadamaylin
  8. Beauty Is Everywhere
  9. In That Distant Place
  10. Prayer
  11. Birds Flying In The Sky

I Ching: Of The Marsh and The Moon - Take three Chinese musicians schooled in the ancient art of traditional music making. A tradition that evokes images of romance and mystery. Add the futuristic, yet always musical sound of a synthesizer and apply state-of-the-art Chesky sonic technology. The result? I Ching: Of The Marsh and The Moon.

This instrumental recording offers melodies that are at times distressingly beautiful, rhythmically driving and lushly melodic. Featuring Sisi Chen playing the Yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), Tao Chen on Chinese flute and Bao Li on Erhu (two stringed Chinese fiddle) with the synthesizer of Joel Goodman, this is World music meeting New Age.

This is I Ching.


"...the selections...demonstrate deep understanding of oriental composition and how to arrange for the Western ear. Though distinctly Chinese, this work should still appeal to all those who appreciate ambient instrumental compositions with nature sounds and soothing synth. The artists skillfully evoke scenes of foreign shores and a different way of life."

- NAPRA Review, January 1997