Electronic Tribal Music – Tribal Trance – SplitBrain’s Spotlight 2

 

In my 2nd article of my ‘Spotlight’ series I’ll try to focus on the great combination of trance music especially Psytrance with Tribal music elements.It will be another great opportunity to show you more of the tribal music out there besides the painfully dominant ( and rather boring ) Tribal House genre. (more…)

Electronic Tribal Music – Alternative Tribal Music – SplitBrain’s Spotlight 1

If you’ll search Google or YouTube for ‘electronic tribal music’ about 90% of your search results would be related to a musical genre called ‘Tribal-House’.This musical genre dominates the cyberspace.Quite heavily I dare say.It’s basically ‘house’ music ( or ‘deep’ house whatever that means… ) with an emphasis on percussion parts especially Latin percussion.YouTube is flooded with tracks\mixes\DJ sets etc. of Tribal-House music.Actually you can’t escape it even if you really wish to.

But…. some of you might be surprised to know that electronic tribal music has many other flavors.In this blog series I’ll try to spotlight some of my favorite electronic tribal artists whom I think have an interesting & original contribution to the ‘electronic tribal’ music world, broadening & enriching its definition & many times escaping any trivial definition.

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Ecstatic Frame Drums

Ecstatic Frame Drums

The frame drum is one of the most ancient musical instruments; it is reputed to be the first drum to be invented.

Basic, primal & extremely powerful musical instrument.

Early depictions of the instrument can already be found in ancient Mesopotamian art from the third millennium BCE.Its unique sound characteristics & intense rhythms have made it the perfect accompaniment for religious ceremonies & rituals in different cultures causing the participants to go under a trance and reach an ecstatic and spiritually-high state.

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