Kauai is very distinct from the other Hawaiian islands, an independent and isolated place,Its distinctiveness or separateness in large comes from its location, the position in the arrangement of the islands.
The Arch of Heaven gathers some of the natural, environmental ambient sounds and traditional, tribal music of Kauai. Chants and melodies of a rich culture with its strong connection to southern Polynesia. Unique percussive textures emulating echoes of wood and stone. The strong, pure voice of the earth meets the rippling on the water.
The phrasing and rhythmic pulses of Kauai set nicely alongside Jamaican dancehall, dub and reggae. Even glimpses of West African afro-beat drift in and out of focus. Dub step, Latin house and Afro-Cuban rhythm textures fuse with deep dub bass and dynamic flashes of clear electronica. The overall experience - a tribal, postmodern fusion of traditional, environmental, inner and outer space music.