Born in silence, coiling out of the shadows, and spitting like the cobra, comes Kundalini Rising, the 9th album from This Morn’ Omina. A primal shriek from across the weeping wasteland, from the well of the ancients to the modern urban primitive, hailing for the violent awakening of a world asleep. As art is the decoration of space, music is the decoration of time, and its source, the energy of Kundalini demands to be shaken loose from the prison of intellect by the drive of a forcing beat. In the twirl of a Dervish, the spin of a Sufi, the euphoria beyond the drudge is yours to grasp. We beckon you, the listener, to travel with us through realms past, present, and yet to come, through the darkness and the light, to celebrate the dance of creation on our souls’ journey without end. The Kundalini is always within us, endlessly striving and seeking to transform, the base to gold, mediocrity to greatness. Raise your eyes to the ecstasy that resides beyond the doubt. Do you not know you are Gods?
Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Phil Upchurch featuring the latest remastering and the high-quality SHM-CD format. Recorded in 1971, shortly after he departed Cadet where he served as a house sideman-playing on dozens of records and a prefferred guitarist for Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler, Phil Upchurch headed for the West Coast and Blue Thumb Records. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, Upchurch's Darkness, Darkness is his quintessential (double) album, full of laid-back funky grooves, elegant, mind-blowing guitar work, elegant string and horn arrangements, and fine Fender Rhodes work from Donny Hathaway with legendary session bassist Chuck Rainey and smooth jazz piano great Joe Sample in the house.
Darkness And Light is the fifth studio album from acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning American singer/songwriter John Legend. It was released on December 2nd via Columbia Records as follow-up to 2013’s “Love In the Future.“ This new 12 song collection is produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes), and features multiple guest collaborations including Chance the Rapper, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, and Miguel. The lead single and video from Darkness And Light, is the anthemic track, "Love Me Now," written and produced by John Legend with Blake Mills and John Ryan (One Direction)…
“Out of the Darkness” is a brand new secular cantata for mezzo-soprano, two cellos and eight voices, written by Julian Marshall. The inspiration for the piece is based on the poem “Aus dem Dunkel” (Out of the Darkness), by Gertrud Kolmar. Kolmar lived in Berlin for much of her life, but was transported to Auschwitz in 1943, where she perished. Her poetry is strikingly full of life – colour, vibrancy, deep sensation - and “Aus dem Dunkel”, is surely one of the most beautiful. Written in 1937 the poem evokes powerful dream like images of crumbling and decay - serving as an eerie foretelling of the imminent tidal wave of horror about to hit the world.