Raphael Groten, Independent
Potential is a multi-layered sound healing exploration into a New Age sub-genre, “world medicine groove,” and one’s own inner potential. This album is 14 tracks of “intentional healing music,” including several vocal pieces by Raphael. Here, the artist incorporates unusual instruments and styles, including nature sounds, flutes, percussion, stringed instruments from around the world, and various sound healing instruments. Dedicated to the healing of all life, this is a calming journey into the very depths of the soul. With its shamanic components, the music is deeply spiritual, artistically creative, and worth exploring for anyone seeking healing and deep, inner peace.
Wrapped in Light
Jill Haley, Coranglais
Music from the gifted multi-instrumentalist Jill Haley is always a treat. Jill is best known for her work with the National Park system. She visits various National Parks as artist in residence and writes music based upon her inspirations from each park. However, due to the pandemic, she was not able to visit a National Park during 2020/2021. So, instead, she garnered musical inspiration from The Book of Psalms. Her new album Wrapped In Light is 10 tracks of warm, richly hued music consisting of piano, English horn, oboe, guitar, bass, and synth. Heartfelt, authentic, and brilliantly impeccable.
Rhythms of Remembering
Byron Metcalf, Dr. Bam Music
Byron Metcalf is a transpersonal guide, counselor, educator, and shamanic practitioner. In addition, Byron is an award-winning musician and an award-winning tribal dance drummer. He’s released over 20 albums, most of those meant for shamanic journeying. Here, along with the almost otherworldly flute performance of Sherry Finzer on two tracks, plus synths, guitars, and Byron’s rhythmic drumming and masterful percussion, we have a synergistically magical album. In seven tracks and about an hour of meditative, healing music, Rhythms of Remembering feels very much like an invitation to come into deep unity between body, heart, mind, soul, earth, and sky.