Aramara is a pool of musicians based around a core group who
came together to create atmospheric and healing music. On this,
their debut recording, we feature the core group of Chris, Zorpinda
and Clookai. Chris writes the music and the Zorpinda & Clookai
add their special textures to the sound.
The group called themselves Aramara, not only as it is a palindrome
and has a symmetry reflected in their sound, but it also has
meanings sympathetic to their music. Aramara means "a sacred
place by the ocean" in the Huichol language.To
the the Huichol People of central Mexico, Tacutsi Aramara is
the Goddess of Life, the Mother Goddess. From her have sprung
all life forms; humans, animals and plants. Tacutsi Aramara
not only gives life to all she nurtures, but teaches a manner
of life pleasant to the Gods.
of the tracks within this CD flow into one another and gets
calmer and more peaceful as the album goes on, mirroring a yoga
session. The music can be interpreted anyway the listener chooses,
of course, but it was originally conceived as a journey within,
- beginning with a glimpse of where we hope to be at the end,
- followed by meditating on breathing, - achieving and feeling
balance, - then a journey deeper within though many layers,
- leading to a feeling of freedom, - then feeling the wisdom
that the freedom has given, - leading to peace, - then to Unity.
Oneness with everything. Totally in balance.
1. Ocean Mind 7.37
Like the ocean waves, like your breathing - let the music wash
over you. Feel yourself floating on the water along with the
flute. Flute features over keyboards and vibraphone.
Time Stands Still 9.16
Slow down your mind. Feel the time slowing as the returning
theme played on piano and flutes and gentle voices.
Feel yourself begin to melt. The hard shell you need to surround
yourself with in your busy life is melting away for a while.
A beautiful repeating minimal patterns of guitar and keyboards
and haunting returning refrain sung by gentle voices. A warm
electric guitar solo features as well.
Crystal Melt 5.42
Feel even your crystalline thoughts melt away with this hypnotic
second part of the melt section. A continuation of Melt, beginning
with sounds like points of light before returning to the vocal
One Peace 6.36
Oneness, calm, contentment. You are beginning to feel this.
There is a hint of something deeper now that you can feel inside
now that you have slowed down. Zithers waft over an atmospheric
drone. Piano notes then float on the top before the soulful
Circle of Light 8.19
Feel a glow inside develop, first appearing as points and circles
inside which grow into an overall inner glow. Piano, gentle
organ and flutes circle eachother before zithers return and
an anthemic melody for zithers and gentle voices.
Time Stands Still Part 2 6.38
Time has slowed down even more. How much time has elapsed? If
you don't know - that is a good thing.Piano chords wind their
way to a return of the theme from track 2 for piano, flute and
8. Deep Ocean Mind 7.11
Coming out from the deep peace of relaxation. Hear the waves,
feel your breathing. You are returning to the world but you
see it differently now. Plus you can come back any time you
like - the waves will be waiting. Retrunign to the feel of the
opening track but with different chords as piano, flute and
voice gently play around eachother over an atmospheric drone.
total time 60.40