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The CD cases were handmade in the mountains of Nepal, using traditional Nepalese Lokta paper. Each case was hand silk-screened and tied shut with small, beeswax-coated brown thread, woven through orange beads.
Flying is a 75 minute soundtrack to life or whatever you want it to be. The music is inspired by my experiences in nature, particularly from a life changing trip to Antarctica last year. The 14 tracks range from solo bass and minimalist piano to fully produced pieces with layers of bowed melodies, percussion, organ and voice.
Whether heard at yoga sessions or during reflective or climatic scenes in independent films, active ambient music provides the mostly instrumental soundtrack to life’s emotionally contemplative times. Double bassist, composer, and Berklee College of Music alumnus Garth Stevenson joins the likes of Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, and David Sylvian as a practitioner of this ethereal yet accessible genre. The western Canadian native’s Flying opens with the nearly 13-minute “Dawn”, a constantly unfolding exploration of longing strings and subtle electronics. “Horizon” follows with soothing, wordless crooning and quiet treble piano accompaniment. “Flux” introduces sensitive percussion underneath warmly kinetic keyboard and piano lines, while “The Southern Sea” offers the aural equivalent of effortlessly swimming underwater without ever needing to come up for air. – iTunes
“Garth’s music timelessly traverses through our bodies, hearts, minds, and back again.” – Elena Brower
“The 75-minute album mimics the arc of a class from warm-up through deep relaxation, allowing students everywhere to enjoy his inspired accompaniment” – Yoga Journal