Birth of the Real Self

by Apollonius

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While making this album, it seemed I was transported to the sacred land we now call the Middle East. Unbeknownst to me, I was channeling feelings, sensations and possibly consciousness stemming from an era long ago. It was only after most of the music was done that I realized what had happened; I never consciously set out to embark on this adventure. The only plan was to make an album where flute and vocals would make up an important part of the musical fabric. That's what my intuition was saying. Halfway the album I felt something was lacking and started to recycle all the sounds and tracks I made and came up with the basis of how it sounds today. And this is exactly what creativity means to me: the ability to open up to whatever potential is most suited to manifest at any particular time. As with this album, my life also took an unexpected turn. But reflected upon it now, it was the right potential to manifest. By letting go all preconceived ideas of how things should be, I learned to let the new potentials flow in. For me the flutes and vocals on this album represent this flow and ease. But it was not always easy: I had to attune to that inner whispering voice for guidance every now and then. Could it have been coming from another part of me originating from an other time and place? I like to believe it did.

With the download comes a pdf with the CD cover art.


released 19 December 2012

Thanks to 33 Tetragammon for mastering and additional advice and inspiration!



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