Discovery, Challenge, Insight, Arrival.
Artist: Peter Morley.
Released: April 7, 2007. Recorded at Energi Music Studio, Santa Barbara, California, 2007.
Explore beyond the horizon to ancient lands, cultures, and philosophies…
Take a spiritual journey of discovery. Come walk with the nomads.
Taking the common threads that link ancient mankind – voice and percussive instruments – “Journey” weaves a tantalizing spell of tribal sound textures that seems to call from a distant past.
The central theme of the album is that all people, no matter what their cultural, spiritual, or philosophical background, share a common journey, and that journey is ultimately an individual one.
In this concept ambient soundscape music album, Peter Morley explores beyond the horizon to ancient lands, cultures and philosophies… taking the listener on a spiritual journey of discovery. Come walk with the nomads.
Wherever possible, authentic instruments have been used – either especially recorded or samples – to replicate the sounds of the people and regions that have inspired this musical work. Where traditional instruments or recorded samples could not be found, the composer has painstakingly recreated them on the synthesizer, with special attention to sculpting textures, rhythms and tonality conforming to ancient tradition. The final guitar piece performed by the composer attempts to encapsulate the overall emotion of the personal journey, both ancient and modern.
Western Australian born, the composer is a veteran traveler, having journeyed through numerous countries in many parts of the world over the last 45 years – especially Asia – experiencing and researching ethnographic musical culture. He has always endeavored to learn about the musical essence of each place. It is with this desire and experience that he has combined these authentic instruments, voices, sounds and textures to paint a music soundscape scene that exemplifies the ancient journey spirit. The central theme for this album is that all people, no matter what their cultural, spiritual or philosophical background, share a common journey, and that journey is ultimately an individual one.
The common thread that links all ancient mankind is voice and percussive instruments. Hand percussive instruments are common to all ancient music, as well as the use of voice for singing, chanting, wailing, etc., and, along with the timeless sound of wind effects, have been used in each track to form the sustaining sounds that tie every track to the essence of the journey theme.
Please enjoy your journey.
Please Note: It is recommended that headphones or earbuds be used when listening to this album, in order to achieve the highest sound quality and enjoy the subtle tonal fidelity of the natural environment.
“May whatever merit flows from this creative work help to support the transition to Enlightenment for every sentient being”.
Copyright: Peter Morley – Energi Music / Zen Music - 2007