The Tantra of Truth
The Tantra of Truth
The Tantra of Truth is an album of incredible depth and power, providing a perfect soundtrack for our power in revolutionary times. Tantra, an ancient form of spirituality from India that was found profound renewal in our contemporary times, evokes an ecstatic spirit of unifying with all aspects of our experience--from the dark to the light. In this truth, humanity is called to expand and evolve to embody its natural birthright as a being of bliss and wild wisdom. The Tantra of Truth is like a musical initiation into such, providing massive soundscapes of power and intense feeling to inspire shift and positive transformation. This album is perfect to empower ecstatic states, healing, and meditative work, to inspire a sense of the sacred and enliven the feeling power of the heart.
Produced by musical genius, Stephen Bahnesli, the album veers from crystal bowl trance ("Calling the Awen") to an honouring of indigenous prayer with robust guitar, stirring beats and meditative harp ("Soaring [When Eagles Come]) to the luminous rendition of the Gayatri mantra which opens the album in a massive invocation of the power of light and consciousness. The album also features the yogini and spoken word artist extraordinaire, Megan Marie Gates, who lends her angelic vocals to "Woman Is Sacred"--an anthem for the return of the sacred feminine. Finally, Liz Huntly features with her seraphic violin. Each of the nine songs is an epic journey unto itself to be enjoyed in solitude or in the throes of an immense shamanic dance party. Dive in and power up!
"When attempting to describe someone's music, it's natural to compare it to something else. I have trouble doing that with Darren Austin Hall's album The Tantra of Truth because his sound is so original. Sometimes I feel I'm listening to a modern shaman; other times I envision myself sitting on a vast delta in India watching the sun rise, or in the depths of an ancient temple in Tibet. Guttural calls from deep in the throat manifest as sutras, then something else. Spontaneous poetry and evocative rhythms bring to mind yoga or psychedelic journeys. I alternatively want to meditate and dance to this fusion music: this could be the sound track for what Terence McKenna called the Archaic Revival." Guy Crittenden
"The Tantra of Truth, Darren Austin Hall's new cd is a masterpiece. It is one of the rare moments in musical recordings that take you on a complete journey, that touches, body, mind, soul and dreams. It is at the level of Dark Side of the Moon, only better."
Anandashakti Saraswati, lead singer of love Power, Yoginni, poet and karmic reader.
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Released September 13, 2013
Produced, mixed and engineered by Stephen Bahnesli at Eleclectic Studios. Mastered by Andy Krehm for Silverbirch Productions.
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