“For a few years, I’ve had the dream to gather some of my favorite musicians and record in a big, inspiring studio. I was longing to invoke and record the kind of magic, inspiration and spontaneity that we experience during concerts. Like back in the ‘old’ days, in the last millennium, when there was no way of recording other than playing all together, instead of using an overdubbing and internet sharing process which is so common now in this digital age.
In January 2017, we spent 4 days in Fattoria Studio near Osnabrück, Germany: 6 musicians, a love support team, a cameraman and a sound engineer. The plan was to record both new compositions I had especially written for this project, as well as give lots of room to improvise and create entire pieces out of the moment. The love support team of 4 goddesses was there to support us, feed us, hug us and be there physically inside the studio doing Yoga, Massage and Healing while we are playing. My hope was, in this field of love, magic would happen and divine inspiration would come kissing us.
What happened during those 4 days was beyond all expectations and belongs to my most beautiful and joyful experiences in music and friendship – we became a truly Spirited Tribe. All that these sonic diamonds needed was a little polishing, adding a few voices and extra elements. So much music was recorded in this short time, that it is released on 3 CDs with each a different theme. This third album completes the CD trilogy – it offers three spontaneous, mesmerizing, acoustic pieces, which build up from soft and still to intoxicating movement, similar to Sufi whirling music. A sound that carries the power to heal.
The 1st CD, Silence Speaks, contains the most delicate, soft and purely improvised pieces, which make the perfect soundtrack for Massage, Healing, Yoga or Meditation. CD 2, Call of the Beloved, has 12 shorter songs, which I had composed prior to the recording session: some instrumental, some with English lyrics or Sanskrit Mantras.” Praful (March 2018)
released April 10, 2018
Music composed by Praful, Andy Blissett, Terence Samson, Joshua Samson (1,2,4), Gil Lopez (2,3,4)
Lyrics Praful & Traditional
Produced by Praful
Recorded by Stephan van Wylick @ Fattoria Studio, DE
Additional recordings and mixed by Praful @ Skywalker Studio, DE
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren @ Amsterdam Mastering, NL
Cover Design by Vimal G. Gabrielsen / www.vimalgabrielsen.com
Photos by Louis de Georges (cover), Eddie Boschma
Executive producer: Praful / Mystic Productions
Joshua Samson loves & plays REMO World Percussion & PanArt Hang
Praful is a master sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer & producer. He amalgamates Shamanic power, Heart
medicine, Indian sweetness, Mantra ecstasy, Jazz virtuosity, World rhythms and Meditative depth into his own unique blend of Sacred World Fusion. His 10 Solo albums and many collaborations garnered international success. His Bandcamp discography is the most complete on the net....more