“I used to do meditation with a mantra but in recent years I am using high resolution music as my 'mantra'. These albums are excellent for that purpose”
Joshua Samson - PANArt hang & Percussion
Andre Heuvelman - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Frans de Rond - Interactive Recording & Electronics
Total time: 38:11
Original recording format PCM 96kHz.
All other formats are converted versions of the original.
''Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
As long as music has existed it has been known to have spiritual and even healing powers. The group Space Master Silence was started as a musical search party, traveling headfirst into the uncharted land of music, emotion and spirit.
Joshua, Andre and Frans
The music on this album introduces a relative new instrument, the PANArt hang, an instrument with unique sonic qualities.
"Being a percussionist and a drummer I always approached rhythm in a very melodious way. When I encountered the Hang in 2000 in Bern, Switzerland, I suddenly had a percussive instrument with nine different notes, together creating a scale. Every Hang is unique and has its own scale and sound quality.The Hang embodies all three important elements of music. By playing with different techniques it is possible to create harmonies as well as melodies through this very rhythm based instrument. While traveling and performing I learned about the effect the instrument has on people all over the world. The sound quality of the PanArt Hang is healing, trance inducing, meditative, inspiring, mesmerising, spacious, soothing, erotic, consoling, deepening and exciting."
You may find the music just pleasant and soothing or you might want to attribute certain spiritual qualities to it.....that is all up to you, the listener. But to use the words of Henry War Beecher:
"Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it and lifts it into a realm which it could not reach if it were left to itself". That I assure you the music presented here is able to do.
Recorded in MCO Studio 2, Hilversum on June 3th, 2014.
Hang: Neumann TLM 170 (2x)
Trumpet: Neumann M149
Room mic's: Sonodore RCM-402 (2x)
Micpre's: RME Micstacy
Microphone cables: Grimm Audio TPR
Mixing headphones: Sennheiser HD800
Mixing speakers: Grimm Audio LS1, TAD CR1
Master clock: Grimm Audio CC1
Photo cover: Milan Bjornild
Catalog Number: SL-1011A