The Joy of Awakening is a series of pieces comprised of spontaneous creative energies. The “joy,” referred to in the title, has been awakening to the energies and feelings inside myself and channeling them with my body. It is a spiritual time for me and this is my sacred music, my temple music. The album, conceptually, has come to be about a journey that the listener goes on. Imagine your celestial body traveling and being taken by an unseeable tribe of spirits that are trying to help you see the true nature of things. They sing and play for you and lead you from day to night through the forest, the ocean, and up into the mountains to reach your final resting place in the temple. Don’t expect anything, as usual, but this is my image.
glacial ways is about getting in touch with the nature of ice and the slow vibrations of cold weather. the music follows a loose story of traveling from a glacier across a suspended path of ice to the realm of the kyrin. the kyrin is an auspicious deer/dragon/lion-like creature out to gently bring peace to all.