Scott August | Lost Canyons

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Lost Canyons

by Scott August

Lost Canyons, by Native American Music Award winner Scott August, features the newly rediscovered Anasazi flute. Lost for over a thousand year this outstanding recording brings the sounds of the Ancients to life.
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1. Morning Star
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2. Raven Dance
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3. Desert Skies
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4. Where Spirits Dwell
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5. Swallow & Nighthawks
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6. Thunder on the Mesa
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7. Thermals
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8. Lost Canyons
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9. Huukyangw (Wind)
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10. Chasing the Sun
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11. Twilight Canyon
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"August has always been a cut or two above most native flute players...he's taken it a step further on Lost Canyons. He layers guitars, keyboards and all kinds of percussion into his compositions, moving from world fusion to airy ambiences.
August sets [the Native flute] in a vibrant global landscape...and lets it drift into ambient space. Lost Canyons is a place you won't mind losing your map. It's our December CD of the Month on Echoes"
-John Diliberto, Echoes Radio

"Another masterpiece for this genre of music, Scott delivers one of the most soothing and inspiring CD's I've heard in quite sometime. Scott August, is one of only a handful of musicians to master the Anasazi rim blown flute. He incorporates many other rare instruments on this CD truly designating the beauty as world music. This 12 track instrumental collection features "Morning Star", "Swallows and Nighthawks", "Lost Canyons" and "Evening Star". A beautiful piece of work. Five Stars"
-Cashbox Magzine

"Lost Canyons is captivating, engaging and exhilarating. It nourishes your spirit and is a balm for the soul. ...brilliantly conceived."
-Voice of the Wind magazine

Lost Canyons, August’s fourth CD, adds the newly rediscovered, ancient Anasazi flute to his palette of Native American flutes. Lost for over a thousand years these mysterious instruments come to life with August’s evocative musical reflections of the sacred Southwest. Journey back in time with this unique blend of Anasazi and Native American flutes, native percussion and world instruments combined with pianos, guitars and relaxing ambient textures.

Native American Music Award winner, and three time nominee, Scott August is a nationally acclaimed composer, producer, keyboardist and Native American flute player know for his forays into World Music. His music has been featured on the nationally syndicated NPR radio shows “Hearts of Space” and “Echoes”.

One of the most influential Native American flute players on the scene today, August was a headline performer at the 2006 and 2007 Zion Canyon Flute Festival. He is a regular performer at major southwest museums and National Parks, known for both his award winning music and knowledge of the Native American flute. In July 2005 he opened for Dr. Wayne Dyer at the International New Age Trade Show and he was a musical guest at the 2005 TED conference.

August has also composed music and sound design for hundreds of films, commercials and video projects, for clients such as NASA, The Discovery Channel, Lexus, Chevrolet, HBO, Nabisco, and Minolta. The Los Angeles Times has called his music "shimmering and luminous."

His first album, Distant Spirits, was nominated for a 2002 Native American Music Award. New Age Retailer Magazine wrote of its distinctive blend of Native American flutes, piano, guitars, and world percussion that “Distant Spirits provides an excellent accompaniment for meditation or yoga, and it is transporting music for simple relaxation and quiet listening. ...[a] gorgeous album”

August’s Native American Music Award winning CD Sacred Dreams, features quiet solos on Native American flutes from North American and clay flutes from Meso America, along with natural sounds of the southwest and native vocals. Voice of the Wind magazine said “August captures the Southwest perfectly.”

On his third CD, New Fire a 2006 Indian Summer Music Award winner, August adds Aztec drums, African kalimbas, Indonesian gamelans, Australian didgeridoos and Mayan double flutes to his mixture of Native American flutes, guitars, pianos and evocative textures. “...engaging, rhythmic, and often mystical moments that captivate and mesmerize the listener.” –Voice of the Wind.“ New Fire wa also nominated for a Native American Music Award.

August’s DVD, Ancient Light, combines his stunning photography and award winning music from his first three recordings for an enchanting exploration of the American Southwest. Visit popular destinations like Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Canyonlands National Parks and the hidden, unknown treasures of this mystical land set to August’s tranquil and enthralling music.


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Jake

Lost Canyons by Scott August
Listening to the new album by Scott August, a best-selling player of Native American flutes, is like taking a free vacation. His LOST CANYONS recording captures the feelings of a day spent in the American Southwest desert country – hiking into the wilderness, exploring ancient Indian ruins and rock-wall paintings, appreciating the panoramic skies and ever-changing weather, and watching the various soaring birds.

Take a listen to its serene beauty that ranges from solo flute tracks to others featuring an international array of world music percussion instruments mixed with piano and guitar. Some of the tracks are mostly solo flute (“Morning Star” and “Swallows & Nighthawks”), whereas others have a more upbeat ensemble sound (“Raven Dance,” “Thunder on the Mesa” and “Chasing the Sun”).

This hauntingly-beautiful instrumental album re-creates the scenery and ambiance of the ancient Southwest.