Steve Roach, Serena Gabriel
2020 Timeroom Editions TM48 (CD)
Reviewed by Exposé Online
NECTAR MEDITATION is the debut collaboration from Steve Roach (synths) and Serena Gabriel (harmonium, voice, temple bells). The focus of their work together is to provide a potent, immersive and transcendent experience through the power of sound. This intention is activated through the combination of acoustic instrumentation of ancient origins with a vast array of vintage and current analog synthesizers, creating a compelling new hybrid of archaic and contemporary sacred space music.
A continuous 74-minute balm for the body, mind and soul, manifested from what could potentially be an unheard of fusion until now, the core of NECTAR MEDITATION is a unique blend of the diaphanous breathing, emotional waves of Serena's harmonium with the deep resonance of Steve's iconic Oberheim analog synth palette.
As this soulful journey unfolds it is carried even deeper upon a pachyderm-paced mantra beat passage by guest Byron Metcalf, offering rhythm to the revelations of the sonic sojourner. Initiated upon a visionary landscape, this sonic elixir gently builds and holds space for a contemplation upon the majestic unknown.
About Serena Gabriel:
As a musician, dancer, healing arts practitioner and medicine music provider, Serena brings years of experience working with sound and vibrational therapies to infuse her evocative vocals, chants, mantras and music from a wide collection of unique and custom handmade instruments. She is equally at home in her recording studio full of synthesizers, loopers and effects while surrounded by an acoustic sonic palette of harmoniums, didgeridoos, flutes and percussion.
It is Serena's aspiration that her dedication to the vast potential of sound for positive transformation can be experienced through the essence of the musical offerings she creates, providing inspiration and support to the listener.
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