The Speaking Earth - Side 1

by SOUNDICIAN

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Chris Ayotte I dig the concept behind this album. I like the way Vermillion builds, and I also like Fragile. Favorite track: Vermillion.
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04:29
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04:27
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03:25
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05:01
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04:40
6.
02:29

about

When I was a child I thought that all things on Earth had souls or had some innate life to them, including the sea, sky, pebbles, birds, even my cat - the list goes on. Around 2010, I read a book about the Aboriginal beliefs of the Dreamtime and the underlying concept of The Speaking Land / Earth. This book spoke to me and was full of the most wonderful art depicting how the Earth and all things on it had a place, importance and inner soul.
I suppose you could call this Animism (from Latin animus, "soul life") and I still feel that non-human entities, including animals, plants, and often even inanimate objects or phenomena, possess a spiritual essence and have a musical voice.
Strange but true and it is why I feel strongly that we should look after this tiny rock in a huge cosmos, we call Earth.
The Speaking Earth was first released in 2011 as a twelve track cd but with hindsight and new mixing, the new format, of two shorter releases as Side 1 and Side 2, has enabled each track to have room to breathe and take on a new life.
I then created new artwork based on the original images and a nod towards the beauty that is Aboriginal art.

credits

released June 18, 2015

All tracks written and recorded by O Johnson except 13 written by O Johnson and KJohnson
Mixed by Kit Johnson
All artwork created by O Johnson
Copyright SOUNDICIAN 2015. All Rights Reserved.

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Winner of the Best Electronic Album (2004) for 'Seven Sisters' and Nominated in 2006 for 'Memorophilia' in the ZMR Music Awards.
From the first release in 2000 to the present,
SOUNDICIAN continues to produce evolving soundscapes - an eclectic mix of lush melodic electronic music with a touch of ambient / space.
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