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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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Bindu

Melody Meets Avantgarde

Recorded between 1976 to 1980 at the GRM studio (Musical Research Group) in Paris, France, where Ariel was an assistant engineer. Cover photo with Margot Anand.

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Visualise, 4:50  - At the GRM upon finding a recording of birds tweets and ocean sounds. Ariel decided to compose a soft guitar background with flute. Where did this melody came from?

Japanese Dream, 5:50  - Recorded in 1973 at the GRM studio (Musical Research Group) in Paris, France with Monk Hayes on piano and Ariel Kalma on tenor saxophones, long loops, digital reverb, effects, tuning digital echoes and reverb until piano and saxophone seemed to float in space.

Bindu, 7:05 -  Unusual mix in a scale of an open-tuned zither, Tibetan bowls and bells plus an improvised bamboo flute in a long crescendo towards an open door… then a Breath Release …

Visualise 2, 5:23 - As the first track but no birds, a bit faster, with harmonic voices, dumbeck on a relaxed journey to Dreamland.  

Ballade Sur Le Lac, 13 :48 - Ariel was in Geneva, staying near the beautiful quiet lake when there was a sudden strong, noisy lightning storm … it lasted just half an hour but impressed him enough to recapture this moment on an effect-less  Bosendorfer grand piano… just a pair of Neumann tube mics. Full version = “ IN MY DREAMS” (another album)

Love and Dream Music, 12:03  - Dreamcatcher inspiration mixing voices, Tibetan bowls, open-tuned zither, bells that Ariel gathered from his traveling…