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Review : The Moonlight Orchestra – Traipsing Bloom

Traipsing Bloom - The Moonlight Orchestra - Sangita

Magical, characterful cosmic tales in poetry and prose are draped in musical perfection on this album from New Antique Records.   Lee Harris, Ben River, Youth and friends are The Moonlight Orchestra. There aren’t many poetry albums in our collection but this os one to lead the way. Classic contemporary soundscapes, beautifully produced by west London’s Ben River, amorphous producer and talented songwriter in his own right, are the perfect backdrop and interlude for the strong psychedelic characters featured here. A host if famous and infamous story tellers and poets, casting light on life’s ineffable mysteries.  Do check it out.. take the trip into beauty of the spoken word.   Above is a sample of one of our favourites from the album featuring the legend that is Alchemy’s Lee Harris and his paean of light, “Shine On”.

The Moonlight Orchestra // Traipsing bloom, a drifting, meandering journey of sonic and aural fusion. Intertwining experimentalism, soundscapes, psychedelia, folk, blues, electronica and featuring guest poets:Daevid Allen, John Sinclair, Lee Harris, Youth and Ben River, who also founded The Moonlight Orchestra and co-composed & produced the album over a three year period.

The album also features special guest musicians; Founding member of the legendary band Hawkwind,  Nik Turner plays saxophone on three of the albums songs, guitarist Paul Bangash plays guitar and other instruments on the album, Georgina Brett provided vocal looping on the album, Producer and musician Darren Moss played keyboard on ‘Thrones made of Crumbs’. Musician and producer Jon Clayton, plays Cello on one of the album’s songs. Bass player Lee James, Guitarist George Hall, Violinist Giorgia Macellari and DrummerAntek Prysbola play on the song ‘North Star’

Beautiful meandering journeys though sound and spoken word create a natural ambience to engage deeply with, allowing consciousness to roam through the multi faceted aspects of human nature expressed within. Superb contributions from a host of talented poets, musicians artists and producers embellish each track with poignant gems of wisdom and experience. This album is a rare and magical gem of a musical journey, revelling in the sweet mystery of the human experience.

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http://www.newantiquerecords.com/

https://moonlightorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

Take some time to enjoy it and then buy a copy 🙂

London Live-Looping Festival 2013

Live Looping Festival 2013

Georgina Brett is the host of Tuesdays Post, a Live Looping event that has been running for the past year or so in London, as a showcase for talented Live-Loopers from around the globe to share their music.  Live-Looping is music made with the aid of technology to loop sounds or musical phrases and in that repetition, weave new geometries of musical space.

Tuesdays Post now present the London Live-Looping Festival 2013 with an awesome assortment of global talent coming along to weave their magic.  The event will take place at the Strongroom Bar, which is a part of the legendary Strongroom Studios in Shoreditch.  Do come along for all-day loopy fun!

WHERE : Strongroom Bar, 120 Curtain Road, London EC2

WHEN ; 14th July 2013.  4PM – 10PM

COST : Free!

Enjoy a couple of clips recorded at previous Tuesdays Post sessions :-


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Its a fascinating musical world that we live in and these composers and musicians are sculpting something extraordinary that is only possible due to the advent of technological gadgets and gizmo’s to make this a reality.  Do come along on the 14th for an all day / evening session with some wonderful new musical expressions!

Georgina Brett : Non Sense

We are delighted to share news of the wonderful new double album from Georgina Brett.  Georgina’s music is created using her voice and pedals, creating instant choirs often in an hypnotic style. The point of this music is not only to captivate with extraordinary timing and melodic style but also to help the listener to relax. Her latest album is a double album of vocal works with no lyrics, highlighting the voice as an instrument and as a vehicle for emotional expression.

I have been focusing on vocal sound collages for a while now, and have called it ‘Non Sense’ for many reasons. The word “nonsense”, in terms of language, talks of no verbal sense, no meaning conveyed. Language needs context, structure and grammar in order to function. These albums are “non sense” from a language point of view. However, there is so much more to communication than language, and ‘hear/here’ I attempt to make pure emotional musical matrices which each have a particular flavour.

The album also endeavours to show the power of the voice as an instrument. The songs give the listener a ‘Vocal Bath’. You get the freedom to ‘use’ each individual track as concentration music, or for meditation or as a means to sleep. Think whatever you like, there is no narrative. However…. the development of the notes and chords and rhythm is pretty compelling, so follow in the musical journey and switch off your own words, it’s relaxing.

“Your mind is captured by [this sound healing] sound, there is so much to be busy with, your brain is thirsty for things, if you give food to the mind somehow it is quiet, like if you give a dog a bone. allowing the other dimensions of the mind such as self-awareness finally to have space and ‘let go’. ” Monika Soundgate in reference to Soundgate sound healing.

Non Sense A and B were made in the hope that they can afford a similar space for the listener.. a space of healing. The mind is often described to be like a restless and curious monkey (Taoism), it tries to find complication. Hopefully what you will find with this album, is gentle complication in sound, coupled with beauty and a general sense of reliability.

  Georgina Brett

LISTEN  : NON SENSE A

  LISTEN : NON SENSE B

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Winter Solstice Gathering : 2012

Sangita Sounds : Winter Solstice Gathering 2012

WHERE : Inspiral Lounge, 250 Camden High St. London.

WHEN : 21st December 2012.  8pm till 2am.

COST : Free Entry (just bring Love!)

Our dear friends at the ever marvellous London venue, Inspiral Lounge, have invited us to host a magical evening of spiritual sounds and mystic music to celebrate the mystic opening of the Galactic Portal on 21.12.12.

Join us and celebrate the turning of the solar wheel on this auspicious day of global and galactic evolution, as we share a sonic, spiritual journey into a new era.

The Winter Solstice celebrated here in the west coincides with the Persian festival of Yalda & Indian celebration of Makar Sankranti. The Sangita Sounds Solstice Gathering also takes place on 21.12.12, which is said to be read more »