This peaceful Relaxation-Trance Music flows with a gentle shamanic spirit inviting us into the heart of being. Prayerful flute melodies, relaxed heartbeat drumming and chants are leading us on a magical journey. Shamanic Dream II is a pure Relaxation-Trance Symphony and nourishment for the soul. Learn More$16.99
In 1992 when Martin Cradick & Su Hart first went to visit the Baka Forest People they were amazed to fine two great guitarists, Mbeh and Pelembir. Since then they have regularly returned to stay with the Baka and each time have taken another guitar. On each visit they found that more and more of them had learned to play guitar, and by 2000 they had organised themselves into a band.
A decade on, new technologies enabled Martin to make the first multi-track recordings of 'Baka Gbine' using a solar-powered laptop deep within their forest home. This album is a collection of their songs recorded live in the rainforest of Cameroon in 2004 and 2005. It may not be what people immediately think of as 'Pgymy' music, but it is what the Baka from Gbine are playing and want to share with you. Learn More$16.99
The 10,000 Steps is an atmospheric soundscape of exquisitely crafted ambiance, from singer Lisbeth Scott (The Chronicles of Narnia and Spielberg's Munich) and multi-instrumentalist Greg Ellis (Vas, Matrix series and 300).
What do you get when you cross an insanely talented multi-instrumentalist with a breathtaking vocalist, both of whom have one foot in this world and another in the next? Biomusique. Biomusique is the vehicle for percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Greg Ellis and siren/songwriter Lisbeth Scott.
Some will be familiar with Ellis' work as a founding member of the sacred music duo Vas. Unlike Vas, which is rooted in more Middle Eastern and East-Indian rhythms and atmospheres, Biomusique's first effort, The 10,000 Steps, is a poly-fused hybrid of many styles that range from textured electronic ambience to atmospheric riffs on Celtic sound-stylings. The results are breathtaking.
Lisbeth Scott's vocals resemble the non-local phrasings of Liz Fraser and Lisa Gerrard, toning, intoning, chanting and singing, blending and bending a fluid vocabulary of vocalese. While Ellis moves surprisingly well out of his percussive comfort zone to play a number of other instruments such as trumpet, guitar, dulcimer, piano and, of course, a battery of drums and percussion. Together, they make deliciously organic sounds that echo David Sylvain, Enya, Clannad and Loreena McKennit, but are by no means cloning any of them. Those artists just represent stylistic touchstones.
The musical journey on The 10,000 Steps goes far beyond the tools of language to draw comparison. Take the first step. Listen. No samples or loops of any kind were used on this recording. Learn More$16.99
The newest from master percussionist Brent Lewis - powerful, mystical and exciting. Tracks:
Dinner at the Sugarbush
Popcorn & Pink Champagne
Hot Oil, No Sweat
The Gates of Gomorrah
Twinkle Berry: 'The Belly Dancing Chicken'
Temple of Love
Needy, Needy, Needy
Sex, Drums & Rock 'n Roll
Follow up to best selling Drum Sex, Journey of Souls is Brent Lewis’s newest CD. Master melodic drummer, Brent Lewis has created a new dimension in music. He uses his one and only melodic drums as the lead instrument surrounded by beautiful counter point melodies and harmonies.
Powerful drum cuts such as 'A Cry in the Night' thrill the listener with amazing drumbeats and sounds never before heard. 'Soul of My Brother' is a sonic wonder of melody and rhythm. No music lover should miss this! Learn More$16.99
Wachuma, spirit of the four winds, the night-blooming king of night, ushers us on a voyage of soulful remembrance...a remembrance of what we are and what we may be. Wachuma's Wave is a portal of travel, a soul retrieval, a ritual of deep time dreaming.Learn More
Veteran trance percussionist Byron Metcalf teams up with German-based musician and shamanic practitioner Mark Seelig to bring forth a multi-textural blend of bansuri flutes, sacred chants and overtone singing, simmering percussion and other hybrid grooves, augmented by rich offerings of deep drift ambient synthesizer and didgeridoo from special guest, soundscape maestro Steve Roach.$16.79
In his latest musical offering, Ragas Relax, Chinmaya Dunster explores five traditional Ragas in an 'alaap' form: pure, directionless wanderings within the ragas structure but without the distractions of rhythm or fixed melody. With the simplicity of the compositions he has successfully created an intimate, open and fluid soundscape for the listener to relax into. Specifically suited for restorative yoga, relaxation, meditation, wellness practices and the healing arts. Learn More$16.99