Inspirations from St John the Divine cathedral in New York where I 'secretly' stayed in the basement during summer 1976, accompanied by a rescued dove with a broken wing. I lived in the Earth Society's large room and could only go out at night … so I learned to play the grand harmonium, or practiced circular breathing on soprano saxophone under the crypt (large echo!!). I was staying overnight in the basement and was therefore not supposed to be seen during the day. After two months incognito I finally could go out during the day ... I fed squirrels in the garden… even met Bishop Moore … he was very kind and knew about me but could not officially acknowledge it…
- Live in Concert Europe 2018
- Osmose III
- AndroGene 2018
- Rue de la Gaite 70s
- Sarasvati Planet Ariel
- Astral Cathedral
- 1985 Kula Blackhole
- Never Mind
- Dream Stars
- Rainbow Remix
- Ascend Descend
- Au Mage Manege
- 1978 Delirium GRM
- Planet Air
- Space Shift
- Music Pour le Reve et l'Amour
- Meditation in the Forest
- Galactica Electronica
- Lazy Lizard
- Osmose 2
- Chillout India
- Spirit Dancer
- My Sax, my Love
- Flowing Dreams
- Flute for the Soul
- Endless Breath
- Open Like a Flute, Vol 1+2
- Yo Yo A New Man
- Yo Yo Homme Nouveau
- Chansons d'Esprit
- Le Temps des Moissons
- "We Know Each Other Somehow" by Ariel Kalma & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - 2xLPs, CD + DVD
- => Reviews & Interviews
from the 70s/80s
- An Evolutionary Music
- Musique Pour Le Reve Et L'Amour
- Open Like a Flute
- Le Temps Des Moissons
- French Archives 1977-80 (4LP box)
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(1) Force et Courage, 7:11 – Composed for rebirthing sessions in Margot Anand’s workshops. Recorded at the GRM, Paris, circa 1980 with a modified Yamaha PS30, Synare Analog Drum, Wasp synth and effects.
(2) Slow Trancing, 2:33, - Calling the muse. Recorded in Montparnasse, Paris, circa 1979.
(3) Out of Breath, 7:51 – Another part composed for rebirthing sessions in Margot Anand’s workshops. Recorded at the GRM, Paris, circa 1980 with a modified Yamaha PS30, vocal loops, Synare Analog Drum, Wasp synth, variable speed control Studer, and (lots of) effects.
(1) Ajna Vision, 8:29 - An Indian pedal harmonium meets a VCS 3 matrix synthesiser and an EMS Pitch to Voltage convertor, for serious fun! Recorded in Montparnasse, Paris, circa 1976.
(2) Saint Julien Harmo Flute, 4:02 – Calling the muse and playing a high pitched flute with natural echoes. Recorded on a circa 1978 at Chapelle de Vauguillain, St Julien Du Sault, France.
(3) Planet Air Variation, 6:57 – Another variation on ‘Planet Air’ (see ‘Planet Air Full Version’, or edited version on Osmose). Recorded in Montparnasse, Paris, circa 1980 with a modified Yamaha PS30 and Wasp synth.
Note: some of the tracks are also presented on the ‘Never Mind’ album
Remastered with the technical knowledge of Kamal Engel @ Art of Audio, Byron Bay.
Ariel Kalma: all instruments, cover art, remastering.
Background photo of space courtesy of NASA Spitzer telescope
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