Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors: Still Chillin' - Indie Music Review

By Kevin Frank, HOT INDIE NEWS .com

Date Published: September 12, 2007

Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors: Still Chillin' - Indie Music Review Vincent Roth was a historian, journalist, and naturalist who in worked for many years as a surveyor in Guyana's interior and recorded his encounters with the wildlife there in writing, sketches, and watercolors.

Gabrielle Roth is likely not kin with Vincent Roth. However, the music of her group Gabrielle Roth and The Mirrors on the demo recording, "Still Chillin', reflects some kinship in the landscapes of its musical sketches and watercolors, which all lead to the healing nature of the interiority of body, mind, and spirit.

This is without question yoga music. Though the instrumentation is not always organic (there is, for instance, an electric violin featured prominently alongside the chanting in "Stephanie's Song" and an underpinning of synthesized chorus in others), the sonic waves generated by the concentric percussion of each track lends to an ambient, trance-like, meditative state.

The well intended title of the first track, "Descending", is somewhat misleading in that the song takes you neither down, nor up. It is an Andean waltz that helps you maintain your tantric high. For those in the yoga know, "Shavasana" is more aptly named, symbolizing the character of all the songs here: good, if you're after rejuvenation through relaxation.