Pushing the boundaries of mantra-music even further out, Blue Spirit Wheel's 2nd album, "Darkness To Light", is a journey that covers the spectrum from the murky depths of the subconscious to the bright clarity of enlightened knowledge!
This album was originally released in 2013. The Dhauta ("Purified") edition was released in 2015, featuring corrections to the Sanskrit pronunciation on a couple of the tracks, plus a radical reinterpretation of the mix.
released October 19, 2013
Ian Boccio - voice, bass guitar, mellotron, tr-808, electric piano, synthesizer, svaramandala, tamburi, album production
Stephanie Kohler - voice, harmonium, violin
Jeffrey Lidke - tabla, bols
Joey Dukes - drum kit, darbuka, djembe, dumbek, riq, cowbell
Scott Pridgen - kanjira, djembe, karatala, shaker, vibratone, flexitone
Noah Wilson - hammered dulcimer
Chorus voices - Clair Oaks, David Smead, Haribol Siddhadas, Jeffrey Lidke, Kitzie Stern, Lindsey Mann, Lisa Bennett, Stan Holt, Vena Kim
original mix and master by Rob Kuhlman
additional mix and master by Ian Boccio
Blue Spirit Wheel is a progressive evolution in the world of mantra music. Based on the fundamental rhythms contained within
the Sanskrit language, the band uses solid bass grooves, tribal drum beats and an improvisational vocal style to create soundscapes that draw the listener into a deep state of meditation and consciousness expansion....more