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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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Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour

Timeless Ambient Space Music - Bon Voyage!

Astral Muse Recording in Paris, 1979 during ‘rainbow telepathy’ experiments:
double keyboards, modified electronics, flute, voice, long loop delays, echoes, filters.

Electronic sounds can be tuned to create harmonic sounds. Echoes finely tuned create multi-layered rhythms. During the late 1970s in Paris, several young composers experimented mixing instruments with electronics, synthesisers, analog loops, and effects. Ariel Kalma combined his Oriental tuning and his interest in high frequencies as brain cleanser, to create his version of space music - the kind you can take off with.

In his room under the roof in his Paris' apartment, Ariel had a music set-up playing for days and nights while he carefully tuned his voice with sound layers, echoes, drum machines... he would often enter a meditative state.

Music for Dream and Love was recorded on two occasions when Ariel remembered to press Record before embarking on his musical meditation.

Recorded in one pass, no overdubs,
enregistre en direct, pas de re-re

Montparnasse, Paris, France

Remastered 2015 from original analog 1/4" tapes.

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Aside from being a musician, Kalma seems always to reveal himself as a philosopher, a solitary explorer of higher and deeper consciousness. Persevering in his relationship with Indian classical music, he transfigures the acoustic-ecstatic dimension typical of the raga-tampura by modulating synths and wind instruments.

This work, which appeared on two different cassettes in 1981 and 1982, is ideally one unique project. In Musique Pour Le Reve Et L'Amour, Kalma infinitely expands the reverberations of the flute, multiplying the nuances with the phasing and loops of organs that recall the beginnings of Terry Riley.

Musique Pour Le Reve Et L'Amour is structured like a oceanic carpet of aquatic and airy reflected sounds, a limitless shore from which seem to be emerging voices of celestial entities. Ariel Kalma's music is always a fine electronic meditation perfumed by warm atmospheres.

 
Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour

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1. Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour - 30:39

2. Music for Dream and Love - 30:42

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