Album Reviews

Myths of the Rock by Clifford White
12 March 2017
Myths of the Rock by Clifford White

Myths of the Rock review by Carol Wright, All Music Guide (May 2008)

U.K. new age composer Clifford White shifts his musical palette to the beat for this album inspired by the mystical Ayers Rock in Australia. Compelling trance-dance beats are established throughout, and listeners will find definite similarities to Enigma’s MCMXC A.D. in “The Primal Instinct” (woman’s chant, heavy erotic breathing and sighs) and to Deep Forest with its pygmy singing in “The Tribal Way.”

I would think an album about aboriginal dreamtime would include more didgeridoo, but White escapes, through dreamtime, the confines of that culture and the desert environment of Ayers Rock (whale songs in the sultry “In the Womb of the Rainbow Serpent”) to include a number of rhythms and music styles.

The muted trumpets on “The Dreaming” offer a cool blues/jazz feeling. Whatever the rationale of the album concept, Myths of the Rock is exotic and offers the kind of combination that just may take you to the Dreamtime.

Classical Beauty
Gods of Olympus // The Gods of Olympus
  1. Gods of Olympus // The Gods of Olympus
  2. Aphrodite // The Gods of Olympus
  3. Atlantis // Atlantis
  4. Ares // The Gods of Olympus
  5. The Power Within // The Healing Touch
  6. Eternity // The Healing Touch
  7. New World // Atlantis
  8. Hermes // The Gods of Olympus
  9. Reawakening // The Healing Touch
  10. Poseidon // The Gods of Olympus
  11. The Journey Begins // Revelation
  12. Into Infinity // Revelation
  13. Eternity’s Ocean // Revelation
  14. Rapture // Revelation
  15. Forevergreen // Revelation
  16. The Blessed // Revelation
  17. The Golden Years // Nature's Symphony
  18. Revelation // Revelation
  19. Worlds in Motion // Nature's Symphony
  20. Tears of Innocence // Revelation
  21. Transmigrations // Nature's Symphony
  22. The Never Ending Dream // Revelation
  23. Inspirations // Nature's Symphony
  24. The Last Snows of Winter // The Lifespring
  25. Golden Sunrise // Ascension
  26. The Calling // Ascension
  27. Mr. Elemental // Ascension
  28. Church of Light // Ascension
  29. Arrival // Twilight Paradise
  30. Ascension // Ascension
  31. Music Box Lullaby // Ascension
  32. Hallowed Ground // Ascension
  33. Journey’s End // Ascension
  34. First To Love // The Lifespring