microphones in the trees: ariel kalma

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ariel kalma


"double album of ambient instrumentals to relax, daydream and infuse the brain with cleaning frequencies for the well-being.

total time: 1 hour and 24 minutes ~ relax...


"originally composed between 1981 and 1984 and initially appeared only on tape in two different editions, the proposed material from Kalma for this work confirms his pantheistic vision of the ethnic sound. the deep consciousness of the compositional techniques of Indian ragas it's mixed here with embroidered electronic textures on which flute and sax explore the most secret archetypal elements of nature. with a clever use of effects, harmonium, delays and exotic percussions Kalma becomes the creator of soundscapes from the endless myriad shades. such a fusion of western avant-garde and eastern traditione approaches the frech musicien to other big names of the international panorama as Popol Vuh, Angus Mclise or Laszlo Hortobagy. 

this version is a combination of 2 releases under the same name: the original Astral Muse cassette in Canada and the Nightingale cassette from 1984. the important difference is: those cassettes were not sounding so good! for this double LP Ariel converted his ¼” analog tape masters from the 80’s to 24bit digital tracks. because of those older tapes you occasionally will hear some sound artifacts which Ariel decided to leave in as taking them out would hinder some frequencies... and Ariel likes strange, trance-inducing frequencies a lot. listen loudly to ‘Flute Echo’ and you will experience the ‘mind cleanse’ effect." black sweat

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