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Why did I join Patreon ?
I decided to join Patreon as a creator, so I can build and develop a community of fans and appreciators, that I can directly share and interact with. I love creating songs and sounds, and help healing people. I am excited at the opportunity to support my Son and I through my creative inspirations and for my fans to be a part of that journey with me.

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By becoming my Patron, you will be the first to see and hear what I make, before anyone else, before any official releases. I will be making and dreaming things up just for you. There will be bespoke creations no one else will have access too. Special rewards and content will be made available, sound healings, songs, unreleased mixes, videos, articles and all kinds of other media I conjure up. I will also be doing interviews with my collaborators, and sharing with you selected content that I make with them. You will get to experience our inner world of music and sound making, in the knowledge that you inspire us, support us financially to be able to live, and journey with us to be part of our community.

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Victim Mode & The Circular Retribution 

The Spiral of Justifications – a lineage of sorrow

I’ll admit it. As a man I have too many times felt the tidal pull of the victim, enhanced by imbalanced justifications in the name of momentary retribution, naming it mindly as setting the record straight – righting a perceived wrong even about trivia that I care not for.

If we are honest with ourselves few if any of us can claim we haven’t engaged in this behaviour, this thinking . Very much bestowed and endorsed by the Patriarchy we live under – the world is full of examples of this in action. Neighbour disputes, in the homes the offices in the battlefields of our ungirded imaginations. A machination of suffering , in the name of being suffered.

So the victim continuum …. its a buck passing of responsibility -this thing did that to me , they “made” me feel or do this. The Made phrase that we use so often is interesting. What happens when we make something – we are creating something – we as in ourselves. So yes we were the creators of our own victimisation.

I’m not, to be clear including situations of genuine physical and mental and emotional abuse here, more specific perception. Where we are of our own free choice, engaging our entire being in this negative loop. It’s the loop of sorrow. Oft the justification for feuds and wars, massacres and persecution. A lack of forgiveness, a lack of compassion in ourselves for ourselves- and therefore of others.

We all experience suffering in a myriad of ways and intensities throughout our lives. Are we justified to victimise ourselves, and others on the back of something that once happened to us that was bad or troubling ? At some point we need to heal, move on and transform this pain, so we can prime our inner and outer worlds for harmony and deep peace. To step out of suffering, away from the bumbling bigotry of self depreciation and that of others.

If we take the time to look into the heart fire and learn to glow and emanate not the victim but the calm abidance then we can forage into happiness and foster love. Is our justification peer reviewed by the universe ? No just by us. We are all unique but part of the Mindstream- the singularity thread. This is how our perceptions can seed in others behaviours. The Nuremberg rallies is a classic example of this, but still it’s a choice , still it’s our individual responsibility and no we can’t justify its presence when loving living, breathing compassion is what we all need to live.

So the next time you say that phrase, or feel that way – that’s ok, just try not to forget you drive the wheel, and if you let go and admonish yourself renouncing your power – then you got no right to blame the external when you made it that way by self design and your own free thought.

The inner words and the outer utterance is our living working mantra. Our deliverance and dedication. What we say echoes and ripples literally as a wave. These waves as the sea can combine and form super waves. A calm sea is friendly on the heart and soul. Smile to the victim in you , embrace it so completely that it is healed. Best way I found to do that is allow it. Like electricity to flow most efficiently it needs least resistance in its circuit so do our hearts . Look for your resistance don’t bolster it with reinforcements and additional battalions of self righteousness. If that becomes our recruiting station tabloid then we already lost out.

Send your wound a kiss of life, smile kindly at your misfortune so it becomes your wine. Breath deeply and gently on your troubled feelings, may they be nurtured tenderly like a sapling of happiness.



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The Pendant of Choice

The great garment of choice, and the choice of what to wear.

When we wake in the morning and decide what to wear for the day, we choose our selection on what looks or feels right or in some cases what we are told to by others. There is a thread. A thread of choice that joins the seams of all. Throughout our lives a very real issue is this feeling of having choice taken away, or reduced or prevented by others or by other forces beyond our control. The beyond control component is interesting as by definition its beyond our control. So rightly this could include, physical harm or aggression from others, natural disasters, alien attack the sun blowing up- there is a myriad of these. As adults and as beings the only thing we get to control and do have complete choice over is our consciousness. This is our jurisdiction, or the truth of our word/speech. The Inherent justice of our sound.

As we look into the mirror reflection getting dressed and make our selection- we can see that we have the right of choice over our thoughts, emotions and behaviour i.e our response to stimuli, response to the actions of others, response to the things that happen beyond our control. So many times we as beings as humans will say- she stopped me from doing that, he prevented me from getting there- they took away my freedom of choice. We can replace this limitation station perspective with limitless perspective. Spend enough time alive and its clear to see the world is filled with different beings that create vast oceans of variety- each with their own design and process – expand that to the vastness of all there is and it is limitless.

In this patriarchal society construct or ”choice”- those that wish to control, really do not want you to remember that choice is not optional its a default. It cannot be owned, or bought or traded or taken by force. If you have consciousness, then you have choice. But we have to stop seeing the reflections that confuse us into thinking that we are not allowed choice, whilst many things in a compelling and very real way my make us feel like this. We have whole international bodies set up to preserve and defend our rights, we have entire laws dedicated to enshrining something that exists in the non-physical plane. The choice of our consciousness. The freedom within, the jurisdiction of our infinite love. Hatred, anger and violence can only ever be healed, transmuted or transformed as energy with Love.

If you push past the layers of fear, the excuses- the justifications you remember love. Your infinite being knows this Heart-space. So instead of reminding yourself and creating reasons, instead of choosing ūüôā – to see you have choice taken away remember, you can only give this away, only you can take away or decide on your choosing on the real level- the level of consciousness. So remember what is yours to choose, and what is not. Once you have this calibrated in harmony, making choices becomes easier. Life will still cast many difficult situations and things you must decide- so give yourself a chance. Take a chance on you.

Think in your heart of what you decided to wear for your life, and also remember like choosing clothes- if your not happy with how you look and most importantly how you feel- you can always choose something new or different. Wear your pendant of choice with courage, let it shine forth your understandings and hopes and intentions. The pendant of choice is invisible yet can be felt by all, it is every design and no design all in one beautiful infinite casing of abundance. You can make choices that create more for not just you but others. The pendant resonates in the heart, it is worn on the soul and carried into the physical by the body. The mind is the conduit between these worlds. The Universe is full of infinite variety and choice. While others are busy fighting, and arguing- be your choice. This power cannot be stopped or controlled, its vastness knows no boundaries or limitations. Fashion yourself, wear and be your fashion and show it to the Universe, the everything choice.

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√Čdouard-L√©on Scott de Martinville & The Phonautograph

As a printer by trade, he was able to read accounts of the latest scientific discoveries and became an inventor. Scott de Martinville was interested in recording the sound of human speech in a way similar to that achieved by the then new technology of photography for light and image. He hoped for a form of stenography that could record the whole of a conversation without any omissions. His earliest interest was in an improved form of stenography and he was the author of several papers on shorthand and a history of the subject (1849).

From 1853 he became fascinated in a mechanical means of transcribing vocal sounds. While proofreading some engravings for a physics textbook he came across drawings of auditory anatomy. He sought to mimic the working in a mechanical device, substituting an elastic membrane for the tympanum, a series of levers for the ossicle, which moved a stylus he proposed would press on a paper, wood, or glass surface covered in lampblack. On 26 January 1857, he delivered his design in a sealed envelope to the French Academy. On 25 March 1857, he received French patent #17,897/31,470 for the phonautograph.

The¬†phonautograph¬†used a horn to collect sound, attached to a diaphragm which vibrated a stiff¬†bristle¬†which inscribed an image on a¬†lamp black¬†coated, hand-cranked cylinder. Scott built several devices with the help of acoustic instrument maker¬†Rudolph Koenig. Unlike¬†Edison‘s later invention of 1877, the¬†phonograph, the phonautograph only created visual images of the sound and did not have the ability to play back its recordings. Scott de Martinville’s device was used only for scientific investigations of¬†sound waves.

Scott de Martinville managed to sell several phonautographs to scientific laboratories for use in the investigation of sound. It proved useful in the study of vowel sounds and was used by¬†Franciscus Donders,¬†Heinrich Schneebeli¬†and¬†Rene Marage. It also initiated further research into tools able to image sound such as Koenig’s¬†manometric flame.¬†He was not, however, able to profit from his invention and spent the remainder of his life as a librarian and bookseller at 9 Rue Vivienne in Paris.

Scott de Martinville also became interested in the relationship between linguistics, people’s names and their character and published a paper on the subject (1857).

Direct tracings of the vibrations of sound-producing objects such as¬†tuning forks¬†had been made by English physician¬†Thomas Young¬†in 1807,¬†but the first known device for recording airborne speech, music and other sounds is the¬†phonautograph, patented in 1857 by French typesetter and inventor¬†√Čdouard-L√©on Scott de Martinville. In this device, sound waves travelling through the air vibrated a parchment¬†diaphragm¬†which was linked to a bristle, and the bristle traced a line through a thin coating of soot on a sheet of paper wrapped around a rotating cylinder. The sound vibrations were recorded as undulations or other irregularities in the traced line. Scott’s phonautograph was intended purely for the visual study and analysis of the tracings. Reproduction of the recorded sound was not possible with the original phonautograph.

In 2008, phonautograph recordings made by Scott were played back as sound by American audio historians, who used optical scanning and computer processing to convert the traced waveforms into digital audio files. These recordings, made circa 1860, include fragments of two French songs and a recitation in Italian. This was made possible by the wonderful work of FirstSounds.Org detailed below.

Au Clair de la Lune РBy the Light of the Moon (April 9, 1860) [#36]

Scott recorded the French folksong “Au Clair de la Lune” on April 9, 1860, and deposited the results with the¬†Acad√©mie des Sciences¬†in 1861. It remains¬†the earliest clearly recognizable record of the human voice yet recovered.¬†¬†The words have been a matter of controversy, but the latest playback‚ÄĒunveiled in May 2010‚ÄĒestablishes them as ‚ÄúAu clair de la lune, mon ami Pierrot, pr√™te moi‚ÄĒ,‚ÄĚ rather than ‚ÄúAu clair de la lune, Pierrot r√©pondit,‚ÄĚ as originally announced.¬† The latest work also reveals that Scott had allowed the cylinder to slow down‚ÄĒpossibly to a complete stop‚ÄĒbetween the words ‚ÄúPierrot‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúpr√™te,‚ÄĚ perhaps indicating a pause to check how much unrecorded space was left on the sheet.

Listen here to the Recording : 


These wonderful people since 2008 have been bringing to life the worlds oldest recordings – here is some basic info about them and what they do

David Giovannoni tracks some of his activities on his website.

Patrick Feaster explores historical media at his website and blog.

Richard Martin & Meagan Hennessey continue to produce new releases for Archeophone Records and blog about acoustic era sound.

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A General Guide to Crystal Singing Bowls

Marcel Vogel (research scientist formerly with IBM):¬†‘The crystal is a neutral object whose inner structure exhibits a state of perfection and balance. When it’s cut to the proper form and when the human mind enters into relationship with its structural perfection, the crystal emits a vibration which extends and amplifies the powers of the user’s mind. Like a laser, it radiates energy in a coherent, highly concentrated form, and this energy may be transmitted into objects of people at will’

 quartz crystal singing bowls


Quartz is a defining constituent of granite and other felsic igneous rocks. It is very common in sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and shale. It is a common constituent of schist, gneiss, quartzite and other metamorphic rocks. Quartz has the lowest potential for weathering in the Goldich dissolution series and consequently it is very common as a residual mineral in stream sediments and residual soils.

While the majority of quartz crystallises from molten magma, much quartz also chemically precipitates from hot hydro-thermal veins as gangue, sometimes with ore minerals like gold, silver and copper. Large crystals of quartz are found in magmatic pegmatites. Well-formed crystals may reach several meters in length and weigh hundreds of kilograms.

Naturally occurring quartz crystals of extremely high purity, necessary for the crucibles and other equipment used for growing silicon wafers in the semiconductor industry, are expensive and rare. A major mining location for high purity quartz is the Spruce Pine Gem Mine in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, United States.

The largest documented single crystal of quartz was found near Itapore, Goiaz, Brazil; it measured approximately 6.1×1.5×1.5 m and weighed more than 44 tonnes.

Quartz¬†is a¬†mineral¬†composed of¬†silicon¬†and¬†oxygen¬†atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4¬†silicon‚Äďoxygen¬†tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall¬†chemical formula¬†of¬†SiO2. Quartz is the second most abundant¬†mineral¬†in¬†Earth’s¬†continental crust, behind¬†feldspar

Quartz crystal, because of the power and strength of its geometrical pattern, can transform a frequency pattern that it is exposed to. When a geometrical pattern is transformed, the manifestation is transformed. The use of sound with crystal¬†is a further step toward understanding and participating in the manifestation and organisation of matter in the universe. And although the growing knowledge of the use of crystal to transmute and transform electromagnetic energy has become important in the development of new technology, quartz crystal’s greatest potential lies in the¬†manipulation of subtle energies within humans.

Besides having a variety of grid-like lattice structures, quartz is believed by recent research scientists to also have some spiral patterns woven into the crystal structure.

Crystalline structure will respond to consciousness as well as to heat, light, sound, and pressure. It is this ability to respond to consciousness and thought forms that is so pertinent to our discussion. As crystal responds it will undergo oscillation and in so doing create specific vibratory frequencies of energy emission.

Along this vein, negative thought forms which have taken shape as a disease pattern can be released allowing the body to return to homoeostasis. The quartz power may lay its ability to make organised, focused, and coherent the emanations from a healer; like a laser takes scattered rays of energy and makes the energy field coherent and unidirectional. The healer’s energies are much stronger than if they were not made coherent by the crystal. So love and intent from the practitioner is so important.

Additionally, quartz has the ability to hold a healing thought form, similar to a magnetic recording media like a flash drive or hard drive. The crystal can be programmed with specialised information using higher dimensional consciousness vibrations.

The word “quartz” is derived from the¬†German¬†word “Quarz” and its¬†Middle High German¬†ancestor “twarc”, which probably originated in¬†Slavic,¬†cf.¬†Czech¬†tvrd√Ŭ†(“hard”), Polish¬†twardy¬†(“hard”), Serbian and Croatian¬†tvrd(“hard”). The¬†Ancient Greeks¬†referred to quartz as őļŌĀŌćŌÉŌĄőĪőĽőĽőŅŌā (krustallos) derived from the¬†Ancient Greek¬†őļŌĀŌćőŅŌā¬†(kruos) meaning “icy cold”, because some¬†philosophers¬†(including¬†Theophrastus) apparently believed the mineral to be a form of¬†super-cooled¬†ice.¬†Today, the term¬†rock crystal¬†is sometimes used as an alternative name for the purest form of quartz.


Silica’s importance in overall optimal bodily function has been recognized for quite some time. As early as 1878, Louis Pasteur predicted that silica would be found to be an important therapeutic substance for many diseases and would play a significant role in human health and consequently nutrition.   The average human body has about seven grams of silica.

Singing crystal bowls came into being in the mid 1970’s. Made of quartz crystal, they are a byproduct of the computer industry and are also used to produce synthetic diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. Known as crucibles, they are produced worldwide. Originally, the industry only grew microchips at exact frequencies. Now, these beautiful bowls are available to the general public for vibrational healing, meditation, chanting, toning and musical accompaniment. They are made of the purest silica sand, spun in a centrifugal mould and heated at extremely high temperatures. The wall of each bowl is calibrated to an exact thickness. Produced in this manner, every bowl has a specific frequency and tone. This process of quartz fusion creates a singing crystal bowl of absolute timbre. Clear bowls are made from cut sections of large diameter quartz tubing, melted and fused at one end. The tones produced by playing the surfaces of these bowls are astounding. Some of which have been found to be perceptible to human ears, at distances up to almost 2,000 feet.

Crystal singing bowls along with flutes are the only two instruments capable of producing a perfect sine wave, also known as pure tone. These waves do not erode over time and continue in their perfect form much like sending a beam of laser light off into the night skies. The pure tone of this perfect wave is capable of correcting imbalances in the human body through the law of resonance. This law states that when two similar energetic systems encounter each other, their vibrations will come into a state of harmonic vibration. Our brain wave patterns in alpha state have the same energetic patterns as sine waves.

sine wave flute

When a crystal singing bowl is compressed, by rubbing it with a suede mallet or rubber ball, it demonstrates it’s pyroelectric properties, releasing light and small voltages of electricity. Energy is literally stored within the crystal bowl as a result of these properties. When a quartz crystal singing bowl is played, this energy is amplified and expanded going out into the environment until it comes into contact with another vibrating physical structure, perhaps yourself! Our bodies are made up of silica and our glands and cells are crystalline in structure. These structures, combined with the 80% of our body which is made of water, makes singing crystal bowls resonate perfectly with the human body, vibrating it into a state for optimum healing, meditation and spiritual growth.

They are made of 99% silica sand (quartz) and is literally spun in be in a centrifugal mold which is heated to 4000 degrees and an electric arc in the center fuses the individual grains into one whole.’s why the inside of the bowls is smooth and the external granular and sparkly as tiny quartz grains. When they came out of the mold they are then configured.¬†This is done through a process similar to sanding down the bowl on the outside or trim the bowls height to the required note is found. The outer edge of the bowl is then performed by moving Suede mallet or beater with a large rubber ball on the end around it, which causes friction and the sound is then produced.


Crystal Singing Bowls are a beautiful, yet fragile instrument. But with correct maintenance it can remain beautiful and bright for a lifetime. Always handle your bowl with extreme care, and take unique precautions while carrying it. It is likewise essential that suitable strikers, mallets and rubber rings are used when your bowl is played. There is a wide range of these specialised tools which will guarantee your bowl is not ruined while you play it. Bowls could end up being unclean during typical usage. Tidy your bowl with distilled water and moderate soap. A soft bristle brush or white fabric could be made use of. We have discovered that frosted bowls with stubborn areas could profit from a steam cleaner. Small format Steam cleaners allow you to spray dirt from the outer surface and are the easiest way to clean your bowls.

Cleansing the Frosted quartz crystal singing bowls

Quartz crystal has energy memory. This has several implications.¬†Perhaps you have had a session you want to repeat. Then don’t clear your bowl in between these sessions.

Perhaps you are having a new session with a new agenda, and desired energy. The bowl, like recording media, can accept one bunch of data at a time so you will need to clear it of old vibrational energies.

It is conceivable that you might want to keep your energies and intent to accumulate in your bowl and make it personal. But upon receiving a new bowl it should be cleansed of old vibrations.

The fastest way to cleanse your bowl is with distilled water that has several drops of pennyroyal oil in it. Your bowl does not need to be immersed in this water but you can fill it up with distilled/pennyroyal oil water and also wash the outside with a cloth soaked in this water. This will cleanse your bowl in just a few minutes.

Other methods of cleansing:

1.    Take it to the sea and immerse it in the salt water Рleave   it for a couple hours if you can and preferably in a sunny spot.
2.    Set in sunlight for a couple days
3.    Bury it for 2-7 days
4.    Put it in a stream and let water flow over it for 2-7 days (this method is more appropriate for crystals than for bowls)

Cleansing your bowl will demagnetize it so that it accepts new intentions and vibrations. Regardless, it is good to cleanse your bowl periodically.

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David With Goliath on Subtle Sounds

All to often in the hussle and bustle of our everyday train, we spend and dedicate so much time to rushing. Faster and faster perpetual motion, juggling demands and trying often struggling to fit into the ”schedule” all we ”have to do”. There are many articles on Harmonics and vibration, thesis’s, papers, techniques and technical scientific research into the subject so I wanted to approach this from a subtle perspective. A flowing one, like a gentle memory. This piece is more about a perspective on listening and sound, and not so much on the specifics and techniques of my approach or any to achieving that – I will save that for subsequent articles on the matter.

Just like there is always more to learn about life, there is infinite learning and observation through sound. That delicate straddling of the micro/macro-cosm, the harmonious dance through existence and beyond.

The thing I like about zooming out or in is its simplifying. Expand out far enough and you’ll get so big you become the smallest or notice it simply, zoom in enough and you will see the large picture simply. That’s not of course to say we wont notice anything or that degree of scope by only performing these two infinite actions, but I find it to be a gentle way to straddle the balance of all there is sometimes.

”There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near”. Leonardo da Vinci

Have you ever sat on the grass face-down and looked at the ground, or gazed into a pond ? When you took the time out of your-sized world, and observed you probably were amazed and blown away by how much motion, movement how much life is present that had you not slowed down, stopped and taken the time to notice you would have missed out on all this oneness. All the creatures, beings and therefore energies flowing all around you that you just hadn’t noticed until you focused your gaze. It is one and the same of course with sound. Since all is in a state of vibration this also means the sound of and from this life and all there is is constantly flowing around us.

I can remember as a child putting my ear to the ground and hearing the life, the busy noises of the living earth. That’s what I love about our world so much- its such a noisy, living breathing circle spinning through space. The joy of that discovery of noticing something magical beautiful that was there all along- like a full-stop. and comma all along. So it doesn’t matter if your interested in deep explorations of Sound or just want to hear the beauty of the world in finer greater detail, or perhaps just improve your communications with friends and family, or in my case all of the above – we can hear the fruits in-store for us ūüôā

Leaving aside the literal details and precise religious meanings, here in this space I see David & Goliath as polarities, two aspects of ourselves that instead of fighting, ¬†and killing each other, they are working as one unit – the small and the Large, the inner and outer worlds all part of the great Spiral. So we interviewed them to bring forward their understanding on subtle sound-work. David revealed to us the small micro-view, the essence of the reduced picture of simplicity- the ears as the eyes focused on the bindu point of perception. ” I find as im walking around, it helpful to think and feel the smaller things, you know right down to the tiniest rock, the tiniest smallness that we can find. When we synchronise the thought with the feeling with the ears, then we can develop our listening to the finer harmonics, the subtleness the suppleness of vibration” he said, Goliath nodded and stroked his elongated beard of massiveness adding ” Yes David, I agree – eye for one, tend to see things as the big picture- the hugeness of all and nothing, the great expanse of possibility and the nobility of its infinite refraction’s”. So here we have little and large agreeing on the same thing. David had one more thing to add with a beaming smile across his face before the close of this precious exchange ” we came here to fight and oppose each-other, me with my slings of outrageously placed and incorrectly perceived victimisation, and he with his loomingly massive bullying spear- but as we approached one another we realised there was no opposition – or need to fight. Here we realised there was a bridge in between, that spans the space between the space- here we can find our listening spot. The Sweet spot.

So using our imagination we can cast a illuminating view on where we choose, where we imagine to see and hear- like the hear-see. In an infinite ocean of sound waves in which we constantly swim, we can direct our sonar listening devices. We hear below and above and everywhere, like the all in all.

We are the collaborators, the dreamers the audience and performers of the Synphonia Universalis. This is what David & Goliath wanted to share with us, to remember our participation as listeners to the subtle energy, the subtle ripples of harmony. The way the ears can lead the mind.  The word harmony stems from the ancient greek word РHarmos meaning joint. The twain the two as one joint, the process toward and encompassing connected listening, as one limb of awareness.

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“An Apple for the Androgyne” – a film Directed by Olga Guse

Beautiful short animated film by artist and Director Olga Guse. Androgyne is a symbol of man born physically or mentally between the two sexes. Throughout his life, he is torn between male and female, Adam and Eve inside and outside. Her film features our song from the debut album ”Devoured by the Comfort Zone”- Healing Transformation. We encourage you to check out and discover her work.

Screenings of her film still set for 2017 :

Luan Gallery exhibition
17th October – 11th December 2017,
Athlone, Ireland

Southwark LGBT Network art exhibition
July 2017
London, England

Visit her Website for more :

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Listen to our Debut Album on Spotify

Please join us on Spotify to hear and stream our releases. We also curate playlists of various genres we enjoy ūüôā

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Breath of the Wandering Road

A simple Song-Prayer to wish inspiration and ideas for all beings. We look for and find so many differing and inventive ways to be inspired, and sometimes we forget that the notion of inspiration and the breath itself is enough for us to find and follow our song of life.

You can watch the YouTube Video here :