All songs written by Alexander Baker and Clair Marlo
Published by Tarzana Jane (ASCAP)
Mixed by Alexander Baker at The Homestead, California
All Instruments played by Alexander Baker and Clair Marlo, including traditional pan flutes, piccolo flutes,
recorders, ocarinas, digiridoo, nose harp, woodblock drum, kalimba, bongos, congas, djembe drum, talking
drums, shakere, rocks, windchimes, and other ethnic and world instruments.
Primal Instinct is a duo, whose members are Alexander Baker and Clair Marlo. During their trip to the tropical
forests of Peru, the musicians were so inspired by marvellous landscapes that they decided to record an album,
which is presented in this review. The musicians not only observed the incredible beauty of the changing
equatorial jungles, they also recorded various nature sounds. It is important to note that these sounds are not
only background to the tracks of “Heart of the Rainforest,” they are also a part of the music, skillfully interwoven
with the compositions on the album. As a result, the album is very rich and bright. The members of the group
have not only used modern electronic keyboards (which serve beautifully as a frame for the music), but they
have also played various traditional Indian musical instruments (pan flutes, piccolo flutes, ocarinas, digiridoo,
nose harp, woodblock drum, kalimba, bongos, congas and many others - the complete list of the instruments
looks rather impressive).
The album “Heart of the Rainforest” was released by the young company, Earthtone Records. This studio, where
ethnic music from around the world can be found, has a special love for Indian music. On many albums released
by Earthtone Records, music created by native inhabitants of both American continents is represented. The
main goal of the company is the following: “At a time when the world becomes united and the borders between
nations fall, it is very important to feel all the beauty and uniqueness of various cultures and traditions; to feel
the harmony between people more clear.” One can say with confidence that “Heart of the Rainforest” is one of
the most interesting ethnic music projects released in many years.
Muzykalnaja Gazeta (Republic of Belarus)
“Heart of the Rainforest” is a master work. Our audiences tell us how happy they are with the music of Primal
Instinct, and they are asking for more. They are crazy about it! How delighted we all are with the natural sounds
of this album. It is a magical piece of music. We will be playing more of this music.
Jazz a la Carte - Digital Image Radio (Mexico)