Reviews of Yellow Bell CD's


"well-recorded, atmospheric world beat grooves are sure to appeal to listeners"

[David Lewis, Cadence Magazine]

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bamboo dynasty

"a cohesive soundscape that blends primal instincts and futuristic visions."

[Bill Binkelman, Wind & Wire Magazine.]

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"deep, dark drumming, some very modern saxophone and some very ancient bamboo flute ...worldbeat meets modern jazz"

[Bob Weinberg, City Link, Ft Lauderdale, FL]

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Lake Melva Meditation

"a rich listening experience and a superlative album. Outstanding!"

[Bill Binkelman, Wind & Wire Magazine, New Instrumental Music and Interviews.]

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Rain Trance

"a beautifully transparent soundscape. ...a piece of music so serene and peaceful that it immediately takes you into a meditative space. ... a perfect compliment to any yoga practice"

[Jaime Ehrenfeld, Feb/March, 2004 Enlightened Practice Magazine]

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"Above the interplay of ... melodic percussion instruments the Chinese bamboo flute called the Dizi weaves a sinuous melody... perfect for relaxation, meditation, and Yoga."

[Regina Rodriguez, Jornal Olho de Aguia]

Reviews of Yellow Bell CDs used in Theatrical Productions

Displaced at Altered Stages, 212 W 29th St., NY, NY.

"The original music, by Richard Brookens... is powerful..."

[Arlene McKanic, Greenwich Village Gazette]

Waiting For Godot at Sol Theatre, Ft Lauderdale, FL

"The haunting music score by Richard Brookens adds an unsettling sense of mystery."

[Ronald Mangravite, Miami New Times]

Reviews of Duo DADA


"...dreamlike film and visceral, expressive movement ... sensitive percussion adds to the ominous sense of devastating emotion...the impact was powerful"

[Jordan Levin, Miami Herald, Feb 21, 2002]

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"Sound as metaphysical pain and pleasure, resonating with the vibrations of the body's chakras, become manifest in the works of Richard Brookens. ...Taped interviews, digital loops, water gourd drums and various woodwind instruments, the piece is meant not as instructional but experiential, touching on and opening us to our own issues of sex and creation through sound."

[John Anderson, Subtropics article, Miami Herald, Feb 21, 2002]

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