New Life Dreaming
by Frank MacEowen, Sacred Markings Blog
In a word, folks, stunning!
On the disc NEW LIFE DREAMING we encounter five tracks that compel the psycho-naut (explorer of consciousness) onto an aural adventure.
As we step into "Perfect Dream" it is as if some ancient vista is presented to us, from a time when humans were still humble; when the new light of day and the sheer power of impending storms were the gods. As we are taken, sonically, into the talons of this piece the vista unfolds into what can only be called rest and freedom.
As we wake from the respite of "Perfect Dream" we find ourselves in the lap of a deep forest, or perhaps resting in the shadow of a pine-clad mesa. All journeys need a good guide. Here, it is the Bird Tribes, who invite us to call forth our memories of flight.
Our expansive flight carries us to a threshold place in "The Ancient's Way." Forget who you are here. Here, the energy is about molting, about gestation, about being re-formed, indeed, re-made into the image of yourself before you knew constraint. Forces gather on the horizon. They gather on our behalf.
These forces carry us into "Deep Sky Time." Here we learn... there are cathedrals beyond the sky of sight.
"In the Eye of Noche," the final track on NEW LIFE DREAMING, tenderly and evocatively, the heart is cracked open revealing the heart within the heart. Bittersweet strands of memory converge with a strange and overwhelming sense of peace, hope, and resolve. This is how we arrive to dream our life again.