1. Gold &
These pieces are intended to accompany meditation or provide a relaxing background to leisure or work activities. The CD has been used in a therapeutic context by a variety of practitioners. The music is simpler and more improvisatory than my other compositions -- the performances resulting from a meditative state. Aspiring more to spontaneity than to technical perfection, it is offered as a regenerative resource.
total time: 63:29
Jeffry Steele synthesizers & guitars
Recorded at Montague Music Studio, 1992-93
Turners Falls, MA
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1] Gold & Rose
Paying homage to Jimi Hendrix, this improvisation uses as its primary motif the opening riff from his song "One Rainy Wish" -- with the opening lyric "Gold and rose, the color of the dream I had..."
2] Solar Furnace
This is an earlier version of what became "Jacob's Dream" in Voice of Creation. Of the two, this one is probably better suited to meditation - the guitar track being sparser and simpler. The musical form could be described as an ostinato over a "ground".
The piece restricts itself to a six-note scale that is neither major or minor, leaving a particular opening for the imagination.
4] Fairy Forest
This and the next piece are played entirely on synthesizers, making use of a Wind Controller for melodic expression.
5] Soul Yearnings
Over a low C, a watery texture and random voices in the Lydian mode.
Each pair of chords is meant to accompany a long inhale (making way for the new) and exhale (letting go of the old).
Guitars played: Frank Hasselbacher (classical) & Gibson Les Paul (electric). Synthesizers by Korg, Yamaha and Oberheim. Casio wind controller.
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