Music For Meditations v.1
GRFRQ000 - 2019
GOLDEN RATIO FREQUENCIES are proud to present
MUSIC FOR MEDITATIONS v.1, the first volume in an on-going holistic sound project series by artists AHRKH WAGNER (A P Macarte of Gnod & Mark Wagner of H.U.M).
Combining experimental sound-craft and music making with their passion for Mysticism, Esoteric arts, Holistic study and Spiritual practice, Macarte a long time Vedic Meditator and Wagner a renaissance man of spiritual and metaphysical traditions, MUSIC FOR MEDITATIONS is a series of durational collaborations that serve to facilitate Mystical, Spiritual and Holistic experience.
Different forms of Meditational practice are re-imagined as contemporary experimental sound pieces, each with their own special guest and each with a purpose beyond musical entertainment. Recorded in a single day and evening, in the bell tower of St Johns in Hackney Church, London, during the summer of 2016, the first volume in this series captures a truly deep connection of the artists to both each other, to space, breath, and to the ebb and flow of nature.
Following their previous album, “2B”, released on Gnod’s Tesla Tapes imprint in 2015, Macarte and Wagner reconvened for a few short days in London during the summer of 2016. Abandoning the mystical bombast of their previous collaboration and instead setting their intention to use music as an aid or “tool”. Influenced by the modern phenomena of durational videos uploaded to YouTube of Frequencies, Binaural Beats, and Environmental sounds to serve a number of holistic uses, such as “Ridding Fear”, “Raising Positivity”, “Reducing Stress”, the duo agreed on a simple equation as their modus operandi : FREQUENCY + INTENTION = HEALING.
Spending a few days serving as inspiration and setting of tone, visiting Buddhist Puja’s, Sufi Zikr’s and immersing in a self created environment of vibration, the location and the recordings themselves, emerged from the pair’s surrender to chance. Recorded in the Bell tower of St Johns in Hackney Church and using minimal equipment of field recordings, voice and loopers, the pair literally meditated while the machines played self generative loops, coming to every so often to make the most incremental changes, creating a world within a world, filled with sublty shifting feedback loops of intention and vibration, from day through to night via candlelight.
Once the recordings were made, the addition of vocals from Lani Rocillo, an sound practitioner, light worker and shaman, and Khaled Hakim, a Sufi Zikr leader, were laid down at Wagners MK II Studio in Hackney, elevating the pieces to an even higher place of sonic spirituality...
“When the pieces were finished, we were astounded at what we had created, the additions of Lani and Khaled brought a deeper, human connection to the spiritual element to them. They immediately brought us into deep meditative state. A new equation had come out of this... FREQUENCY + SURRENDER = MAGIC.” says Macarte.
Initially released online via YouTube, Golden Ratio Frequencies is now delighted to make the first of these works available in digital format, the non-physical element, matching perfectly the spiritual manifestations of this sound... Says Mark Wagner,
"The 'formatting' of analog mediums and dependency on labels in regards to diffusion is now obsolete. The digital era -for example- is now allowing long-form instantaneous musical creation and diffusion with no middle man, commercial motivations and / or constraints. In Light of the recent 'awakening' and shift in consciousness we're also finding music is changing in its very essence and function, becoming closer to the Spiritual ideals and practice of the 'ancients' and less about the ego-fuelled and shallow motives of the modern industrial man. And thus is born a great renewal of interest in sound healing as well as metaphysical musics most of which are anonymously made and with an emphasis on service to others rather than self gratification."
With Music for Meditations Vol.1, AHRKH WAGNER invite us to let go of pre-conceptions of the album format and enter a world of vibration, meditation and spiritual harmony, where the meditations and affirmations within, breath in and out in a naturally curved, organic wave of experience, facilitating focus, relaxation, elevation and deep introspection.
Music For Meditations v.1
1. MEDITATION I : MUSIC FOR MEDITATION / 432hz SHAMANIC INVOCATION FEAT. LANI ROCILLO (01:00:00)
2. AFFIRMATION : MUSIC FOR MAGIC (04:08)
3. AFFIRMATION : MUSIC FOR MANTRA (06:57)
4. MEDITATION II : MUSIC FOR MYSTICISM / CONTEMPLATION/ RAISING FREQUENCY / ZIKR FEAT KHALED HAKIM (01:00:00)
Music and sounds by Ahrkh Wagner- AP Macarte & Mark Wagner
Voice - Lani Rocillo & Khaled Hakim
Recorded and captured in the Bell Tower of St Johns in Hackney, & MKII Studio, London during the summer of 2016.
FREQUENCY + INTENTION = HEALING<>FREQUENCY + SURRENDER = MAGIC