MARK SEELIG - SAM ROSENTHAL Journey to Aktehi CD A5 Digipack 2017 LTD.300
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|Artist:||MARK SEELIG - SAM ROSENTHAL|
|Title:||Journey to Aktehi|
Limited edition of 300 copies in A5-sized Digipak!
01 He became the Wind
Rosenthal: Songwriter and keyboardist from the band Black Tape For A
On the border between electronic spacemusic and organic indigenous music, this release is an exhilarating and ecstatic exploration of the subjective land of Aktehi. The primary ingredients in the hallucinogenic soundscapes are Seeligs Bansuri flute and harmonic chanting. Rosenthals subtle electronics, processing and production creates space for the mind-expanding travel akin to an altered state of consciousness. "This album is alarmingly beautiful and unreal. As if the musicians have been given notes by something we dont see in the physical realm. - Matt Rowe, MusicTap
Envisioned as a psychedelic trip with the flute and chants of the shamanic main character leading the listener on a journey of sound, Journey to Aktehi is a three-part meditation free of percussive rhythms. The sonic textures intricately expand and develop, supporting water, flute, breath, and (overtone) voice. Unlike similar works that maintain a steady-state throughout each track, these pieces take flight and explore; the artists incorporate new elements along the way to maintain a fresh, vibrant experience from beginning to end.
When I began this collaboration with Mark, Sam reflects, my desire was to take the listener into non-ordinary reality, a crossing into an imagined mountainous desert region I named Aktehi. Mark's intense voice and expressive flute provide the lift out of our consensus belief system. His performance becomes both the environment and the spiritbody for the shamanic character illustrated on the cover. With his ally animals and totems, he leads us into water canyons and up windy steppes where we undertake initiative inward examination as the musics power takes hold.
Rosenthals collaboration with Seelig blends a strange union of that which is electric, and that which is fashioned by nature. Mixed with unworldly chant, that blend feels like a restorative gateway: a return to what we once were and should be now. - Matt Rowe, MusicTap
Journey to Aktehi serves as admission to another realm: a psychoactive musical experience with a transportive effect upon consciousness.