The Shaman's Heart II|
November 5, 2011
The Fall harvest of new soundworlds from Steve and friends is in full swing! With a steady flow of great releases coming out in succession in recent weeks, the timing has created a bounty of fantastic releases through December, with a beautiful new limited-edition box set holding two new works: Back to Life (2-CD) and Groove Immersion.
Meanwhile, a brand new release The Shamans's Heart II is here and shipping. Created over the Summer, this one travels deeper into the world of The Shaman's Heart.
The Shaman's Heart II: The Healing Journey
Byron Metcalf featuring Steve Roach
The Shaman's Heart II is an entrancing 70-minute shamanic journey of uninterrupted, evolving tribal-trance drumming and percussion that continuously builds in rhythmic complexity and dynamic intensity. Byron is joined by Steve Roach who provides the harmonic and textural psychotropic stew created from a rich, organic and analog blend. The alchemy with the percussion results in an ecstasy that helps hold the space for the listener to journey far and deep into powerful and sustained shamanic states of consciousness. The journey culminates in a bursting forth through the full spectrum portal of pure existence — returning safely home to the heart-centered presence and potential of the true self.
The continuous heartbeat rhythm, medicine rattles, heart and soul activating trance drumming combines with Steve's sonic mastery and deep didgeridoo to firmly anchor the entire journey to the listener's own sonically-driven trajectory. Repeated use of this music in a personal ritual or ceremonial context will enhance the heart's capacities for love, compassion, courage, power, and strength.
With focused and clear intention, this sonic call to adventure draws on the traditional shamanic model that is proven over the eons to open the primal mind to access all levels of human experience including the upper, middle, and lower worlds of the shamanic landscape and various transpersonal realms of reality. The Shaman's Heart II is a powerful and potent shamanic journey that invites the listener to make full contact with their heart — their own inner wisdom and various non-physical helpers, guides and allies, to reveal, release, heal and transform the habitual patterns and blocks that inhibit and stifle their growth and creative energies.
We are offering The Shaman's Heart and The Shaman's Heart II in a specially-priced Combo Pack. You'll also find a Mantram and Nada Terma Combo Pack, and Dream Tracker is on sale as well.
Journey of One
Projekt / double-CD
Journey of One is a pinnacle live performance captured during the zenith of Steve Roach's rich tribal-ambient origins of the mid-1990's. The music rises from the darkness, an ancient voice chants in serpentine ecstasy only to subside and hover next to silence, soon broken by raging hybrid trance grooves, didgeridoo and mind-altering soundscapes that mesh to form a soundtrack for a future-primal culture.
"All of my music is audiobiographical in many ways," Roach reflects. "It comes from life, from higher arcing desires and dreams joined by the events and moments found in the day-to-day experience of being alive. Through it all, Journey of One is a living record of my time on the creative path that started many years ago. These releases are sign posts at points along the way, the Journey of One man rapt in sound."
This release is a stunning testament to the amazing live experience that Roach has developed over the years and a first-hand look at one of the original proponents of the tribal-ambient sound in action.
In the next newsletter, we'll have full details on December's Back To Life Box Set. Many thanks!