Crying Out

This track really is the epotome of ambient music. Good use of dynamics and samples really keeps it low key and constantly flowing in and out. Definitely one track I can listen to again and again without getting bored; good work.

Reviewed by Kevin Chow on 17-oct-2001 

This in my humble opinion is effectful Enigma-inspired ambient music at its best. A smooth rhythmic bass line carries the piece forward without ruining the serene atmosphere.

There is some sort of vocal part in here which bears a strong resemblance to the vocalist found in ”Return to Innocence” on the Enigma 2 album. It has been mended gently into the actual composition so that it doesn’t poke out and ruin the free flow of this piece.

This Indian influence also seems the reason for the name given this song. Our vocalist here is presenting some sort of lamentation which is perhaps the best way to connect with our heavenly theme. Simply put: Beautiful!!

Reviewed by Anders Akerheden on 17-oct-2001 

The listener is captured already from the very first bar in this mellow ambient piece. From the tingling of the cymbal to fade-out of the harmonious melody Crying out is nothing but pure beauty.

Actually beauty is the wrong word for it; there’s really nothing interesting about such a feature. This song however is very intriguing. It contains all the proper ingredients for a good song and then some to add on to the spiciness.

The various parts of the songs all form a fascinating unity of harmony and musical tenderness. A steady rhythm in the background functions as a base for the melodious elements: a piano taking turns playing the melody and chords synth sounds and an Indian (?) male voice – which reminds me of Deep Forest’s folk meets electronica-type of style.

Perhaps the rhythm could’ve been a bit more adventurous instead of going at a regular pace although out the song. On the other hand there are so many other things going on that this is barely noticeable if you don’t listen very critically.

The greatest flaw in this piece is its durability or should I say: lack of durability. To get the proper feeling for such a freeflowing song like Crying out you’d have to hit the ”repeat”-button since the song itself is so short!

New age can never be properly appreciated in merely 3 minutes and 21 seconds. Don’t be afraid to take your time in conveying the message of this high-spirited mystical piece of music. 

Reviewed by Lisa from HMC on 17-oct-2001 

Cover Art

Studio Notes

If you can imagine taking a floating journey through a woodlands with the warm and moist breeze in your face, then you can imagine what this tune sounds like. It is a relaxing and minimalist song incorporating quiet ethnic vocals.

Equipment used:

  • Roland XP 60 Synthesizer
  • Emu ESI 4000T Digital Sampler
  • Cakewalk Pro Audio 9

Performed By: Redheat

Album UPC: 194171475375

Label: Sonic Soundscapes

Released: 2000

ISRC: ushm21987351

Year: 2000

Genres: Ambient Downtempo