Liquid Bloom is an intentional sound healing project produced by Amani Friend (of Desert Dwellers). This music is designed to support ceremonial trance states of awakening, weaving powerful vocals and instrumentation from around the world into a layered-multidimensional sonic tapestry. Some of the artists and auditory alchemists that collaborate on this project along with Amani are Ixchel Prrisma, Rara Avis, Robert Mirabal, Sarah West, and Aum Prakash.
Shaman's Eye brims with multi-layered currents of sound and chanting woven around a steady stream of theta rhythms. These provocative rhythms are designed to tap into our own ancestral depths and call us into the secret worlds of trance. Each of these musical landscapes is alive with its own distinctive spirit energy. As they carry us forward they become the vehicle for our journeys.
Throughout human history and across most native traditions, constant repetitive rhythms and the steady drone of chanting have carried shamans and other spiritual seekers into other dimensions in ecstatic trance. Even today, this music, as ancient as the rocks and wind, provides sacred transport to higher states of wellbeing and bliss. Attaining the Shante Ishta is the goal of this journey. This is the “single eye of the heart," the third eye or wisdom eye of the ancients--the shaman's eye. It is the place where the individual soul attunes to the collective, universal heartbeat that unites us all.
This music has diverse applications from simply unwinding from stressful situations to purposeful inner journeying or trance dancing; from enhancing bodywork, meditation or yoga to inspiring one's creativity. Inner visions may or may not appear. Inner knowing or deep insights may surface. Or we may just simply feel a renewed lightness of spirit, clarity and joy.
released January 30, 2007
Amani Friend - overall production, sound design, composition, pads, didgeridoo, percussion, shakers, jaw’s harp, nature recordings, gongs & bells
Rara Avis - sacred chanting, overtone singing, breath & spoken word
Robert Mirabal - Taos flute, native chanting, bird calls
Sarah West - sacred chanting, breath & spoken word
Bente Darma Friend - shamanic chants
Steve Landsberg - surbahar & tampura
Dominic Dean Breaux – silver flute
Michael Kott - cello
Jim McGrath - udu drum
David Dunn - pond insects
Album produced by Amani Friend (of Desert Dwellers)
Album intention, inspiration and text written by Bente Darma Friend
Artwork and Graphic design by Amani Friend (www.gobaldragon.com
Produced and Mixed Global Dragon Studio (Santa Fe, NM)
Mastered by Michael Stearns (Santa Fe, NM)
© & (P) Global Dragon 2007 (ASCAP)