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Ariel Kalma is the kind of musician that collectors live their lives to find at the bottom of a dollar record bin, and the kind who fellow musicians hope to become. He is a composer who worked on the periphery of a fringe movement, whose early adherents have recently seen an explosion in popularity...

- Vivian Hua, redefinemag.com

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Open Like a Flute
is a series of long-form, positive vibration pieces that are said to "relax, daydream and infuse the brain with cleaning frequencies for the well-being."

A peaceful set for sure, Kalma is the sole performer on these lengthy tracks, infusing waves of synth with overdubs of electric piano, drums, organ, jaw harp, voice, bells, harmonium, soprano sax and plenty of flutes. In fact, flute is the main focus here, with much of the melody being held out for long stretches then fading softly into a heady abyss.

A must have for fans of I Am the Center, La Monte Young, rare synth albums and Terry Riley.

- Ryan Naideau, othermusic.com
 

Open Like a Flute - Volume 1 + 2

Meditative Relaxing Trances

Double album of ambient instrumentals to relax,
daydream and infuse the brain with cleaning frequencies for the well-being. 

Open Like a Flute Vol 1   Open Like a Flute Vol 2
Volume 1   Volume 2

Recorded from 1981 to 1984 in Montreal, Paris and Hamburg. This version is a combination of 2 releases under the same name: the original Astral Muse cassette in Canada and the Nightingale cassette from 1984. The important difference is: those cassettes were not sounding so good! For this double LP Ariel converted his ¼” analog tape masters from the 80’s to 24bit digital tracks! Because of those older tapes you occasionally will hear some sound artifacts which Ariel decided to leave in as taking them out would hinder some frequencies… and Ariel likes strange, trance-inducing frequencies a lot! Listen loudly to ‘Flute Echo’ and you will experience the ‘mind cleanse’ effect!

Released: 12 April 2014

Ariel Kalma: Flutes, electric piano, drums, organ, synthesizer, jaw harp, voice, bells,
harmonium, soprano sax , effects, mix 
Original art: Rupananda (Canada) 2014 art: Ariel Kalma 

Merci a Raoul Duguay pour son amitie et son studio de son au Quebec.
Anadi Martel fut un tres bon ami durant ces mois a Montreal…
Merci aussi a Jacques Darnis de France pour son aide technique et support moral !

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Great description of the album by Honestjons.com: From 1981-4. 'Deep formal understanding of the Indian raga articulated as electronic textures within which flute and saxophone — besides effects, harmonium, delays and exotic percussion — explore the most secret archetypal elements of nature… A personal idea of sacred music with luminous and oneiric tones but always dialoguing with a higher cosmic conception. A fusion of Western avant-garde and Eastern traditions comparable to the approaches of Popol Vuh, Angus MacLise or László Hortobágyi.'


1. Pagnifico - 17:21

2. Arrival - 05:48

3. First Light - 05:13

4. Saxman - 15:35

5. Open Like a Flute - 10:22

6. Japanese Island - 02:25

7. Flute Echo - 02:05

8. Puja - 02:38

9. Slalom Aleikum - 02:02

10. Boreale - 04:14

11. Libra Moon - 16:06

 

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Track "Libra Moon" from CD 2