Robert ÆOLUS Myers, fresh off the release of Talisman produced by Origin Peoples, his second retrospective LP in two years, will play a three hour ambient performance in the Courtyard of the Ocean Gate Plaza during August’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m., August 2nd.
Andy Cowan [@vinylslam] illustrates his musical wisdom and generates a flattering and informed review of Talisman for the June issue of MOJO Magazine.
Talisman, the double vinyl LP, is available directly from Origin Peoples, assorted distributors, and retail record stores and digitally wherever you purchase or stream your music.
Mahalo Nui Loa to Andy and MOJO Magazine for the Love.
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.
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
For the original instagram post go here.
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.