Ring of Dragons
(Professionally Duplicated CD)
Ring Of Dragons is the 1st in the Dragonwind series. This recording was originally produced in 2000 but didn't see it's official debut until two years later in January 2002. The music has a lot of synth work and also incorporates some native American influence. In pure Christopher Caouette fashion there are plenty of memorable moments to make you wanting more. I. Welcome My Dragons The introduction summons dragons and they gather from places unknown. The music builds, then subsides leaving a trail of magic sparkles in it's wake. II Homelands Whence do the dragons come? Where are their homelands? A mystical place it must be...flutes, bagpipes, and harp tell the story; they lift the listener then set them down gently on the greensward. III. Dotted Skies The early morning sun crests the horizon and pierces low wispy clouds with it's red and gold rays. In the distance black dots appear and loom larger. Dragons of many sizes and colors soar and cavort on the morning zephyrs and fill the sky with their majesty. IV. Order Of Magic A solemn gathering of the Wise Ones invoke the powers of bravery, joy, wisdom, freedom, and love. Dragon sages, in the ways of magic, convene in this space -- rich with layers of bells, piano, pipe, organ, and choir. V. Shadow Dancer The Kuho Dragons understand that all life is connected. They live based on a natural balance that is heard as a single heartbeat from nature. VI. Cloud Rippers Playful dragons caper in the sky. They dart and dive and rend the fluffly sun-edged clouds apart. VII. Ring Of Dragons In the dark of the storm the Kuho dragons gather and foresee a darkness foretold by the eldest, a silver dragon. The solemn moment is broken as the storm subsides and thesun breaks the horizon. The Kuho take to the skies and work their magic. Review: 'I think I've finally found the perfect soundtrack for Anne McCaffrey's famous Dragonriders of Pern series. On 'Ring of Dragons,' lushly textured synthesizers paint evocative pictures of the power and beauty of these fantastic creatures. Christopher Caouette's compositions offer a wonderful variety of musical experiences. He includes elements of classical, Celtic, world beat, pop, and electronica into a powerfully energetic blend that's all his own. From soft, romantic ballads to full progressive electronic celebrations, this is music for riding dragons. Listen to this music on headphones and imagine soaring through the clouds on a moonlit night.' -Steve Ryals New Age Retailer.