Kiva (album)

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Studio album by Steve Roach, Michael Stearns and Ron Sunsinger
Released 1995
Recorded 1995 at Earth Turtle Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sunsinger Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico and The Timeroom in Tucson, Arizona
Genre Ambient
Length 67:15
Label Fathom/Hearts of Space Records
Producer Steve Roach, Michael Stearns and Ron Sunsinger
Steve Roach chronology
The Dreamer Descends
Well of Souls
Michael Stearns chronology
The Lost World
The Light in the Trees
Ron Sunsinger chronology
Singing Stones
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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Kiva (1995) is a collaborative album by the American ambient musicians Steve Roach, Michael Stearns and Ron Sunsinger. A kiva is an underground ceremonial chamber used by Native American cultures of the Southwest.

The album is a mixture of traditional Native American ceremonies and highly experimental ambient music.

“East Kiva, ‘Calling in the Midnight Water” is a Peyote ceremony. “South Kiva, ‘Mother Ayahuasca” is an Ayahuasca ceremony from the South American rainforest. “West Kiva, ‘Sacrifice, Prayer and Visions” is a Sundance. The Sundance is an elaborate ceremony used by the tribes of the central plains to seek visions and initiate holy men. “North Kiva, ‘Trust and Remember” is a non-traditional improvisation created by the three artists in a cave in Northern New Mexico.

Track listing[edit]

  1. ”Passage One” (2:27)
  2. ”East Kiva, ‘Calling in the Midnight Water” (13:42)
  3. ”Passage Two” (1:59)
  4. ”South Kiva, ‘Mother Ayahuasca” (15:13)
  5. ”Passage Three” (2:12)
  6. ”West Kiva, ‘Sacrifice, Prayer and Visions” (17:27)
  7. ”Passage Four” (2:00)
  8. ”North Kiva, ‘Trust and Remember” (9:42)
  9. ”The Center” (2:33)

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