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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Kudos to Yasser Chill for putting this together using ALL SOULS.
Fact Music News has voted ÆOLUS: A Retrospective as its 12th best re-release for 2017.
“If, like us, you’ve been losing yourself in the technicolor paradise of Björk’s recent Utopia album and need a wider selection of synth-and-flute pairings in your life, these two collections of vintage ambience will be right up your alley. This retrospective of Hawaiian composer and musician Robert “Aeolus” Myers compiles choice cuts from his four long unavailable private press albums and offers an illuminating portrait of one of Honolulu’s leading new age practitioners.
“Aeolus moves from epic Vangelis-style synthscapes to vaporous seances, then takes a left turn into sultry bedroom funk. It’s completely magnificent once you adjust yourself to the bright sound palette and opens the door for future explorations by Aloha Got Soul into Hawaii’s environmental/new age music scene.”
Still available through Aloha Got Soul’s Bandcamp site.
One night back in 2014, Bong was browsing the ambient blog and record label Sounds of the Dawn when he came across ÆOLUS’ ethereal second album, Rays. Digging further, he realized that Global Pacific, the New Age label that originally released the record, was once based in Hawaii.
Bong got the phone number for Robert Myers—the man behind ÆOLUS—from Sounds of the Dawn and, over the next two years, the Bong and Myers collaborated on a comprehensive retrospective of Myers’ four solo works, including 1982’s Aeolian Melodies, 1985’s Rays, 1989’s The Magician and 1993’s High Priestess. The result is a 13-track magnum-opus: ÆOLUS: A Retrospective.
Thank you Jason Black for such a wonderful article. For the full article go here.
In 2014 Roger Bong of Aloha Got Soul, blog turned record label, contacted Robert to inquire about the origin of the album RAYS. Their discussions and ultimate collaboration culminated in the Release of ÆOLUS: A Retrospective.
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After years of being out of print, The Magician, which was digitally recorded to DAT and released on cassette in 1989, has been remastered and re released digitally on CD Baby. Currently available via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. Enjoy this first DIY Dragon Production release post recording for Global Pacific Records.
As the great John Cleese once said: “And Now For Something Completely Different.” Hawaiian-based label Aloha Got Soul‘s next release is certainly a little left-of-centre from their usual output since being founded in 2010 by Roger Bong. Recorded in Hawaii some 30 years ago, Robert ÆOLUS Myers album RAYS is unlike anything you’ve heard before from Aloha Got Soul and it’s utterly brilliant.
“Epic, ethereal, and electronic, RAYS is the foundation upon which built his body of work. We wish we could say that RAYS carved a new path for electronic music in Hawaii upon its initial release, but the fact is so few people ever had the chance to hear it. Until now.” Roger Bong
Aloha Got Soul is currently working on a 2LP retrospective of music by Robert ÆOLUS Myers, to be followed by the first-ever vinyl pressing of RAYS.
Thank you Twisted Soul for the great article.
Life is about change–we enter life through the portal of change and throughout our days we change and change again. The HIGH PRIESTESS is offered as a soundtrack for these passages.
The HIGH PRIESTESS is a collection of 12 compositions for Breath, Birth, and Rebirth. This project assembled as a soundtrack for negotiating conscious birth was originally composed for theatre, dance, and live performance. These provocative works drawing from contemporary, tribal, Asian, and Arabic influences with percussion, synthesizer, and flute throughout have been found specifically helpful for labor and delivery. Enjoyed during the pregnancy the expectant parents and the child in utero are invited to breathe, move, and dance toward being. It is hoped that you find these melodies as helpful for the celebration of your own new life as we have for ours.
The HIGH PRIESTESS is a retrospective of works that has been remastered for this project. The album has been carefully scored to mirror the experience of birth and rebirth. The compositions are welcoming enough to invite the newborn, powerful enough to hold the intensity of delivery, and evocative enough to be useful for breathwork.