Hollow Skies

Paya – Hollow Skies

If the sky is hollow, Paya Lehane and Youth grant such loss full salvation as ten crucial pieces of ambient ecstasy fill our senses, enabling ascension for the listening heart, mind and ear. Paya turns the digital realm spiritual as she sings in a language that is both invented and abstract, with the sung phrase played like a colour, or, soothing of string, wave, and key. As she exquisitely requiems, from BLUE WIND to closing piece BROKEN WIRES, we hear new connections and the electricity of joy rise, released.

In this album acoustic and electronica fuse to paint stunning visions, as new and unknown worlds enchant and evolve all that’s known. Written in collaboration with Youth and played by Suriya Recordings star artists including Stephan Honk, Andrea Seki, and Paya and Youth, these stunning chorales and song styling work to advance ambience. They are mood with meaning.

Cloud calls. And tears of sung rain on which messages have been written. The songs seem to form within and around you and communicate on all levels.

From FALLING SUN to WOLF MOON here is an album that will give your DEEP MIND the sensations that only a hopeful heart wants to grace.

Credits

Vocals Paya Lehane old Celtic chants/Flutes
additional vocals and Indi chants Jayeeta Gosh
Lyric Never Be Your Fool/Youth.
Guitars Stephan Honk Guitar on Wolf Moon Steve Norris.
Harps Andrea Seki
Bass Youth Synth Youth
Electronics Youth and Luke Fitzpatrick.
Mixing Luke Fitzpatrick
all Lyrics Paya Lehane- but
Never Be Your Fool Lyrics Youth
Mastered by Michael Rendall and Meridian Studio.
Artwork Natalia Rodriguez Milanezi.
Produced by Youth
Executive Producer Renato Roversi.

 

Released on digital 18/09/2020

Invocation

Nadav – Invocation

Invocation is the album that happened when Nadav flew in to play at Youth’s Resonance festival in Granada Spain at Space Mountain Studio with a harmonium in one hand and a notebook filled with chants in the other. The vision was simply to record an album of mantras that would stir the heart and awaken the spirit. The tracks all draw on Sanskrit mantras created thousands of years ago by the sages of ancient India with an intention to bring peace and harmony to the world…

Once Resonace festival was over, a band of world class musicians eagerly joined the project, offering their talents and breathing fresh sounds into the well trodden new age music genre. With Youth at the helm and a recording team that included master producer/engineer John Leckie they captured the magic that unfolded over 5 nights at Space mountain Studio.

The album offers 7 invocations that are intended to direct the listener back to themselves, back to the heart. Stylistically there is nothing conventional about INVOCATION, at times introspective and haunting, at times playful, it blends Spanish guitars, synths and African influences as it weaves through traditional Indian soundscape on a delicate devotional journey.

Cover photo by Chris Debney

Cover design Luke Fitzpatrick and Nadav Kahn

Recorded at Space Mountain Studios

Mastered by Luke Fitzpatrick

Musicians

  • Nadav – vocals, harmonium
  • Lawrence Harvey – classical & electric guitars, bass
  • Frederik Stitz – slide guitar
  • Ned Scott – piano
  • Maff Scott – percussion
  • Youth – synths
  • Michael Rendall –  synths, piano
  • Danny Baxter – singing bowls
  • Laurits Hvirvelkar – kora
  • Jackson Scott – vocal and Flamenco guitar
  • Luke Fitzpatrick – percussion, saxophone

Released on digital 25/09/2019

Out on digital 25/10/2019

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The Mountain Path

The Good Disciples – The Mountain Path

The Good Disciples new album, The Mountain Path celebrates the 50th anniversary of Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra and Hariprasad Chaurasia’s seminal world music classic Call of the Valley. Contemporary masters of Indian/Eastern music Kiranpal Singh (Santoor), Fabrice De Graef (Bansuri Flutes) and Shahbaz Hussain (Tabla) chart thirteen paths of Harmonic reflection across the valley of transcendence and exultation, following a divine mountain path. Having worked together on numerous far ranging projects for globally renowned artist/producer Youth and music business veteran Renato Roversi’s Suriya Recordings label, this album is a landmark release for a world desperately in need of the spiritual reformation music allows. Produced and mastered by Luke Fitzpatrick, an integral part of Youth Sounds deeply prolific and innovative coterie of music makers at London’s Meridien Studios in 2017/18, the album has been supervised by Frances Shepherd and Anjan Saha of Indian Music educators/promoters PRSSV.

This masterly trio become totems of musical enchantment, as seen in Youth and Fitzpatrick’s beautiful cover image. In establishing a new sound for the sacred, they survey a quite different valley; a destination at the core of all current journeys towards peace and salvation. The Good Disciples direct us. Now open your hearts and receive.

Musicians

  • Kiranpal Singh
  • Fabrice De Graef
  • Shahbaz Hussain

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Indian Ragas Full Circle – Volume 1

100 Strings – “Indian Ragas Full Circle – Volume 1”

The realisation of 100 STRINGS is the masterwork of Santoor Maestro, Ustad Kiranpal Singh. The album was recorded in Abbey Road and forms part of a long tradition of Indian musicians being recorded in this place of rich musical heritage. 100 Strings is thought to be the first complete Indian Classical album recorded in Abbey Road.

Santoor Maestro Ustad Kiranpal Singh is an eminent exponent of the Indian Classical Santoor, an instrument with one hundred strings that is unique to the Himalayan Valley of Kashmir. Its strings when struck percussively with a pair of delicate wooden mallets create ethereally resonating sounds, smooth melodic lines and vibrant tonal effects. When heard together with the rhythmic Tabla accompaniment by Dheeraj Sahai-Mishra, the listener is transported at once into deep nature and a sense of one’s place in the cosmic tapestry.

Musicians

  • Ustad Kiranpal Singh
  • Dheeraj Sahai-Mishra

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Polyphonic Omnipresence

‘Polyphonic Omnipresence’ is the debut album of artist and producer Arthur Navarro

The album embraces sonorities from South America’s native chants, Europe’s classical music and Indian mystical instruments, and is an invitation for the listener to a sensorial and ethnical voyage. Ornamented with a strong anthropophagous and mystical character, Polyphonic Omnipresence is a musical work that maintains the transcendentalism, the sense of ancestry and the universality of Music being the basic foundations for its expansive sonority.

Build and entangled through predominantly organic arrangements that mixes Eastern and Western influences, idiosyncratic textures and intricate vocal experiments in ancient and obscure liturgical languages (such as South American’s Kraó and India’s Sanskrit), the album takes a tour by points of origin of different civilisations in order to glimpse a culture of its own and to develop a new sound landscape that expresses the artist’s plural cultural view allied to his spirituality, what makes Polyphonic Omnipresence a personal musical manifestation influenced by primordial cultures that resists echoing in the contemporary.

The album wouldn’t have been possible to be completed without the talented input of the 44 musicians involved:

Musicians

  • Arthur Navarro
  • Verônica Cerqueira
  • André Prando
  • Fepaschoal
  • Henrique Paoli
  • Alexandre Barcelos
  • Cláudio Modesto
  • Ana Elisa
  • Camila Figueiró
  • Clarissa Roldi
  • Jessica Erin
  • Joicy Marques
  • Joyce Silva
  • Larissa Corrêa
  • Arlete Lemos
  • Thayná Bergamini
  • Aleksandro Guimarães
  • Marcos Oliveira
  • Thiago Queiroz
  • Weverson Cardoso
  • Ivan Amorim
  • Leonardo Borges
  • Ludvig Schneider
  • Fabricio Drummond
  • Alexandre Araújo
  • Victor Hugo Tolugo
  • Huemerson Leal
  • Stanislava Kasova
  • Lizzie Arnold
  • Lobo Pasolini
  • Rodrigo Moraes
  • Kiranpal Singh Deora
  • Dheraaj Sahai-Mishra
  • Alberto Cenci
  • Lewis Evans
  • Jared Prokop
  • Sally Gorski
  • Jamiee Perry
  • Jamie-lee Glinsman
  • Cristina Cooper
  • Henriette Poos
  • Carlos Bricio
  • Natalia Milanesi
  • Peter Noble

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Homage to Catalonia

Abraham Carmona Flamenco heritage meets Youth’s production ambiance in ‘Homage to Catalonia’. A sublime, heartfelt, deep and spell bounding debut album for Suriya Recordings.

Growing up in an impressive dynasty of Flamenco musicians (Carmona), Abraham was immersed in its unique universe and artistry from a very early age. Later on, in his search for new sounds, Abraham has worked with conventional flamenco instruments but also explored new ways of expression by experimenting with more unusual instruments from different musical traditions.

Homage to Catalonia was conceived at Youth’s Space Mountain Studios in Granada, Spain. Created in a classic traditional flamenco style, with an expansive atmosphere and a conscious use of elements from India in the form of scales and drones. The addition of strings throughout the album also helps to imprint a cinematic signature, infusing some fragments with a subtle hint of Morricone’s flavour.

Youth’s distinctive touch is instantly recognisable from the first seconds of the album opener. His expert use of ambient textures, clever structuring and off-tangent approach provides a perfect partnership in Homage to Catalonia, a unique venture that leaves you asking for a sequel.

Musicians

  • Abraham Carmona
  • Youth
  • Michael Rendall
  • Luke Fitzpatrick
  • Fabrice DeGraef
  • Pavlina Botslava

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Bardik Springs

‘Bardik Springs’ is a bliss-infused album and the result of the Elfic Circle‘s journey and studies throughout India, Kashmir and French Brittany.

Elfic Circle is a world music project that started in 1998 in French Brittany by Celtic harp player, composer and author Andrea Seki.

The second disc consists of remixes from Youth and Jamie Grashion, whose seismic reworkings combine elements of dub, electronica, trance, hip hop, flute and percussion into a dazzling journey from the shores of Brittany to the Asian sands of Kashmir.

These new explorations of the boundaries of song merge into an irresistible acoustic-electric symphony, as guitar and synth patterns echo and drone and unearthly sounds crest above what the heart would dream of. Future Global beats are captured through the mastery of the mix as a new landscape manifests.

Musicians

  • Andrea Seki (Celtic Harp)
  • Fabrice De Graef (Bansuri Flute)
  • Catherine Dreau (Percussionist and Multi-instrumentalist)

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Stone Horse

Stone Horse is the first beautiful mythical beast to break out of this new stable of artists known as Indotranceltic

Western and Indian strings combine with bansuri flute and electronica, creating expansive emotional soundscapes. Worlds are reimagined and journeys taken from the listener’s room to places both ancient and new. From Celtic to Indian landscapes, sound worlds of mixed instrumentation transport the singers towards the next dream we want to make real. Eight evocative compositions; Chattering Waters, Samarasa, Padma Peace, Through That Forest, Explosions of Happiness, Seeking After Joy & Pleasure, Maithuna and Bard Call transport musical dreamers into the consciousness of those ready to accept new frontiers of experience.

Musicians

  • Andrea Seki (Harp)
  • Clem Alford (Sitar)
  • Martin “Youth” Glover (Bass)
  • Divyanard Caird (Saraswati Veena)
  • Dheeraj Sahai-Mishra (Tabla)
  • Fabrice De Graef Bansuri (Flute)
  • Jamie Grashion (Cosmic Trigger)
  • Jayeeta Ghosh (Vocals)
  • Vamshikrshna Vishnudas (Vocals)
  • Kiranpal Singh (Santoor)
  • Stepan Honc (Guitar)
  • Surjeet Singh (Sarangi)
  • Sachin Kethani (Tabla)
  • Paya Lehane (Vocals & Flute)
  • Michael Rendall (Keys Programming)
  • Luke Fitzpatrick (Keys Programming)

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Escapology

Escapology is the stunning debut from the 14 strong Duende India Collective of Indian and Flamenco luminaries.

Musical routes from India to Spain are rediscovered through a collection of Indian and Spanish compositions channelled through Youth’s ambient experimentalism, honouring of the aims and ambitions of trance, world music and dub. Poetic titles and inspirations transport the listener into captivating musical potencies allowing for the collecting of a new consciousness. The eleven exotically titled compositions include Escapology, No Quiero Mas, Pahari, Azimuth, Sutra, Jazz Is, Mathematics Of Rain, Espiritu, Naya, Kirwani Quantum and Talking The Dance.

Musicians

  • Maria Gracial (Vocals)
  • Kakoli Shankar Mishra (Kathak Spoken)
  • Jayeeta Ghosh (Vocals)
  • C. Alford (Sitar)
  • Divyanard Caird (Saraswati Veena)
  • Martin ”Youth” Glover (Bass & Long String Drone)
  • Marcia Melo and Anjan Saha (Spoken Word)
  • Fabrice De Graef (Bansuri Flute)
  • Kiranpal Singh (Santoor)
  • Stepan Honc (Guitar)
  • Jackson Scott (Flamenco Guitar)
  • Aitor Gomez (Guitar)
  • Sachin Kethani (Tabla)
  • Dheeraj Sahai-Mishra (Tabla)
  • Surjeet Singh (Sarangi)
  • Paya Lehane (Flute) and Andrea Seki (Harp)
  • Luke Fitzpatrick (Keys Programming)
  • Perkelt (Speed Celt trio including Stepan Honc, Paya Lehane and David Mauredine)

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