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I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.

Sorry!

IMPRESSUM: see here!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

East Forest - The Education Of The Individual Soul (USA 2008)

The artwork above was penned by VC Johnson.

EAST FOREST is a unique musical project that combines 100% original field recordings with ethereal melodic soundscapes. All East Forest music is free to download at
http://www.EastForest.org, and is distributed through a Creative Commons license.

"The Education Of The Individual Soul" is the first musical offering by EAST FOREST.


It's "a forty-five minute uninterrupted sonic voyage down a rabbit hole of jungle monkeys, vintage piano, entheogenic messages, and pulse like beats ... East Forest is a gift and a gesture in the spirit of cooperation for the benefit of the human experience." (Trevor Oswald, photographer and artist from Brooklyn, the man behind E. F.)

"Let’s call it “Shaman-Rock”. It’s a special blend of source sounds and ambient post rock soundscapes that humbly hopes to serve as a guide, a little tool, to put a few cracks in the hypnotic spell of our modern life and help each of us rediscover a sense of self through introspection. Times they are a changing and a whispering truth is emerging in the collective consciousness: a feeling of spiritual emasculation and materialistic instability — we are being scared shitless out of ourselves. It’s time to gather up the moral courage and dive back in. So turn on, tune in, and drop in to some East Forest and start your education of the individual soul." (T. O.)

Read a very good review by Rachel Kowal (www.npr.org)
here.

Very gentle, relaxing ambient music that mixes samples and sound effects (as frog croaking, side walk preaching, dog barking, playing children) with tasteful keyboard/electric piano impressions. There are no sung lyrics, but some spoken passages and different voices. Enjoy!

EAST FOREST - The Education Of The Individual Soul
(mp3 zip, 13 tracks, 45 min, 64,9 MB, artwork incl.)
Get it here or here or here! (New link Sept. 2012)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re-up?

mike-floyd said...

Just re-upped this one, enjoy!