"Anima Mundi is an impressive set by Cristian Perez, taking the listener on a variety of different musical journeys. This colorful program is well worth exploring.”
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-Scott Yanow (Jazz journalist/historian)
-Chris Spector (Editor and Publisher)
"...his vibe is to celebrate the soul of the world..."
"Like a Lindstad or a Liebert that knows how to put their restlessness to good use, the places Perez takes your ears are places they’ve only heard in dreams."
Throughout recorded history, mankind has marveled at the intimate harmony and interconnectedness of the natural world, which some philosophers attributed to a unifying Anima Mundi, or “Soul of the World”.
"...Therefore, we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence ... a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.” (Plato, Timaeus, 29-30; 4th century B.C.)
As natural creatures, our very lives are inherently intertwined with the forces of nature - a reality which has consistently shaped our religions, spirituality, art, and music. The pieces in this album depict this imaginative vision by bringing together disparate members of Anima Mundi and portraying them in unorthodox settings. The inclusive musical aesthetic draws from a palette of many different traditions, reflecting the diversity and dynamism of nature.