by Bill Binkelman, New Age Retailer
Bringing ambient-wunderkind Steve Roach and percussionist/drummer extraordinaire Byron Metcalf together always results in an explosion of primal power married to darkly sensual soundscapes. On DREAM TRACKER, the duo is joined by didgeridoo/tabla/hapi-drum player Dashmesh Khalsa, and the assembled trio conjures up a musical exploration of ancient mystery, haunting memory, and shadowy visions. I once described Metcalf's earlier CD, THE SHAMAN'S HEART, as "a trip way up river into the heart of a ... rainforest." DREAM TRACKER goes even further, leaving the boat behind and continuing the journey on foot, heading into an uncharted jungle landscape where the native peoples still practice the "old ways," surrounded by the Earth Mother's exotic flora and fauna.