Faxl performed and recorded live these 11 pieces. The sound beds were chosen for their abilities to complement a wide range of media - from video games or you tubes to commercials or documentary sound beds.
Revolve through the cycles of the seasons with a mantrum of environmental harmony that spirals upward like a prayer for renewal providing medicine to heal you, spirits to guide you, plants to nourish you and a flame to light the way.
"From my late father, Reb Shlomo Hakohen Schachter, I learned the modes of prayer and many songs of devotion and celebration. Fifteen years after his passing I recorded these songs, many of which have already been forgotten. They mostly represent a selection of pre-Holocaust hassidic devoutness and joy.
"The music of James Redfeather is extremely powerful. It is one of the strongest examples of shapeshifting through sound that I've ever heard. I guarantee that you will be moved through many moods and spaces with the tribal sounds of James Redfeather's debut album, Soltice. Excellent!" -- Jimmi Accardi
The Hi-Tech Shaman invokes his Golden Age in ritual, as clapping and footstamping rhythms give rise to percussion on sticks, rattles, re-kinto, congas, drum kit, tambourine, cymbals, brass bells. In the studio ceremony, guitar, vibes and keyboard pick up the driving and mesmerizing formulas in sound.
This album has a variety of pieces with drone backgrounds, from East Indian to Persian sounds. The Eastern music is meditative, contemplative, inward-seeking. The drone in its many forms reminds us of the humming of bees, suggesting the mysteries of the Sarmoung Brotherhood and other ancient paths. The haunting chant, the winding notes of the flute and the life-supporting rhythms of the tablas reconstruct the dance of worker bees in their search for nectar to make honey. One's attention dips in and out, but the drone is always there - like the endless flow of Being.
An energetic live recording of E.J. Gold and Faxl (the morphing band) recorded during one of their band jams in the giant multi media studio known as the barn. Engineered and mastered by Oz Fritz with musicians, E.J Gold, Matt Lozowick, Jim Rodney, Claude Needham, Nancy Burns, Robbert Trice, Iven Lourie, T. Jones, and Jedrik.