Blending modern, ambient rhythms with traditional Native American vocals, Spirit Nation brings a sense of warm spirituality to the normally sterile world of electronic music.

Conceived by producers Jimmy Waldo and David Evans in 1995, the project is often compared to Deep Forest and Enigma, who have successfully introduced world music and Gregorian chants into an electronica framework. Building moods through modern keyboards as well as exotic instruments like the sitar, the producers constructed a textured base for the compositions. Searching for the perfect vocalist to complete the picture, Waldo and Evans eventually found Judy Crescenzo, a member of the Costanoan tribe of Northern California. For the project, Crescenzo decided to sing her haunting melodies and ancient chants in the language of the Lakota Indians since it is the best-documented Native American language.

Spirit Nation released its eponymous debut album in 1998 on V2 Records.

 

 



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Winter Moons
Spirit Nation

Release Date: 10/23/2001
Genre: World



Label: Razor & Tie Music
Discs/Tapes

1.    Ododaymiwan (Animal Clans)
2.    All My Relations
3.    We Are Still Here
4.    Pishaan (Come To Me)
5.    Medicine
6.    Sky Woman
7.    Seven Gifts
8.    Now And Always
9.    Winter Moons
10.    Ahsayma (Tobacco)
11.    Tipikan (Lullaby)

 



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1.    Ododaymiwan (Animal Clans)
2.    All My Relations
3.    We Are Still Here
4.    Pishaan (Come To Me)
5.    Medicine
6.    Sky Woman
7.    Seven Gifts
8.    Now And Always
9.    Winter Moons
10.    Ahsayma (Tobacco)
11.    Tipikan (Lullaby)