The Speaking Earth - Side 1


supported by
Chris Ayotte
Chris Ayotte thumbnail
Chris Ayotte I dig the concept behind this album. I like the way Vermillion builds, and I also like Fragile. Favorite track: Vermillion.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes Bonus Track - 13
    Thank you for supporting SOUNDICIAN and Independent Music.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £3 GBP  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 17 SOUNDICIAN releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Evensong, hydref, Verses, Ozymandius, Turquoise, Secret Places, Insects, The Speaking Earth - Side 1, and 9 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £21 GBP or more (50% OFF)


Tracks 04:29
Sunset 04:27
Fragile 03:25
Amber Sky 05:01
Vermillion 04:40
Sea Candy 02:29


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.


released June 18, 2015

SOUNDICIAN has its own style of electronic music - A mix of classical electronic music with a touch of ambient, minimalist and experimental elements. Since the first release in 2000, albums have always been eclectic and no two releases are the same but there is a definite Soundician sound.
Further information can be found via the website
Thank you for listening and supporting Independent music.

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.


all rights reserved




Best Electronic Album -'Seven Sisters' (2004)
Nominated Best Electronic Album -'Memorophilia' (2006) in the ZMR Music Awards.
From the first release in 2000 to the present,
SOUNDICIAN continues to produce evolving soundscapes and soundpaintings - an eclectic mix of lush melodic electronic music, where no two releases are the same.
... more

contact / help


Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like SOUNDICIAN, you may also like: