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.