I keep a chest of the myths of myself unlocked at the foot of the bed. I toss memories of things from the night into it upon my waking, as they are shadowed and long to be taken up at another dreaming.
Questions about a playground over thirty and forty years past have recently come up and I am doing my best to wipe the sleep from my eyes.
I recall volcanoes, forests, dancers, players, theatres, rehearsals, and more over many an acquaintance and a host of loves and lovers. We were all so stirred and most fulfilled when we were offering our gifts and talismans to the guest.
It was fringe, playful, in-side-out, up-side-down, and breathtakingly ineffable.
I dwelt there for a time and in my sleeping visit there to the point of distraction, trying to make sense of it as an undigested dream.
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Robert ÆOLUS Myers is to play again this year at the Memorial Garden of the First Parish Church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 21st. This is the third year for what has become an annual event in the heart of the City of Portland. A three hour long play event, this year on the heals of a newly released album, Talisman. For directions go here.
Talisman is the newest chapter of Myers’ work to be shared with the world, with LA-based label Origin Peoples, home to the likes of Johnny Nash, Tommy Awards and Lord Tusk, proving the perfect place for this retrospective album to land. It’s the first time a collection of his most impressive compositions will be shared on vinyl, alongside a quartet of remixes, none of which has been reimagined before. Equal parts haunting and ethereal, Robert’s use of melodic flute and twinkling keys juxtapose with eerie washes of synth, that enlighten and immerse the listener.
Talisman will come out on 1 April via Origin Peoples.
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About time to start teasing out a triple-vinyl project that’s been in the works for over 2 years now – TALISMAN: a retrospective and re-interpretative celebration of the work of American musician Robert ÆOLUS Myers.
A key figure in Hawaii’s groundbreaking new age movement of the 1980s and early 90s, the varied compositions collected for this release have been informed by Myers’ classical training, spiritual pursuits and study of ethno-musicology.
Featuring original tracks and reworks by:
DJ Normal 4
Lieven Martens Moana
FIT Siegel featuring Madteo
Available mid-April via Origin Peoples
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