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Elders and Ancestors

by Agrelia's Castle

The songs on this album have grown from the artists’ journey together through the cancer landscape. They come from the desire to create peace, joy, and hope. Combining the sounds of vintage Fender Rhodes, B3, and warm soundbeds with hauntingly beautiful vocals, Native American Style Flutes, guitars, cello, and sitar, set over the soothing sounds of nature, the music is both ethereal and earthy, calming and uplifting, inviting the listener on a heart-filling journey into a healing space for release, relief, and relaxation. This offering to the world is Paul and April Brown’s way to give back to all of the wonderful teachers they have met along their journey, many of whom are no longer with us, who have shown them how to live, under difficult circumstances, with beauty and grace. This music is dedicated to all of them.
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1. Elders and Ancestors
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2. Adrift
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3. Breathe
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4. Spirit Dreaming
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5. Sonnet
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6. Wayfaring Stranger
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7. Agrelia's Lullaby
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
OUR STORY;
Our story started in June of 2003, when Paul and I met on Beale Street. He was playing with a band called FreeWorld. Awesome band. Not two months later, on July 29, 2003, I found out I had breast cancer. So, our story has always been entwined with my cancer journey. I feel like God – or the universe or whatever appellation you might give to what I have come to understand as the collective consciousness of everything – brought Paul into my life just when I was going to need him the most.
Six years ago, in January 2009, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer – the cancer had returned and had spread extensively throughout my skeletal system. After a major surgery followed by more radiation therapy, I began trying to figure out how to live with an incurable disease and the promise of a much shortened life expectancy. My life was full of constant sources of stress: frequent doctor visits, medications, side-effects from medications, medical bills, chronic pain, mobility issues, and an uncertain future. The only thing I knew for certain was that the median survival time for metastatic breast cancer was (and still is) about three years.
I was fortunate enough to find resources, such as Gilda’s Club and Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats, that helped me put things back into perspective and reconnect with my authentic self. My priorities in life began to change, and I began exploring meditation, mindfulness, and creativity as ways to help resolve and relieve some of the stress in my life. My musical journey began at a Wind River retreat; we enjoyed a small drum circle around a bonfire and at some point, Shannon (one of the co-founders) brought out her Native American Style flute. I have always loved the sound of the flute, but now I had a desire to learn to play this magical and soothing instrument. That desire deepened as Paul and I started working together to produce a meditation and relaxation CD for Wind River.
Paul gave me my first flute for my birthday that year and it felt as if I was being reunited with an old friend. I felt so much peace and joy when I played. I played flute on a track for the Wind River CD; later, I sang a vocal background on another track. These were first experiences for me, but I found great joy in participating in the musical creation process. Paul and I became closer as a couple while we worked together on this project, and have remained so.
After we completed the Wind River project, we decided to continue our musical collaboration. At first, we were just recording for the pleasure of working together; but as we began sharing our music with close friends and family, we realized that it spoke to people in a very calming and soothing way. My Aunt Patsy suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and is frequently stressed and frightened by a world that is becoming strange to her; our music helps calm and relax her and allows her to feel less stressed by her disease.
The songs on this CD are very meaningful to me. They have grown from our journey through the cancer landscape. They come from a desire to create peace, joy, and hope in our lives. When I listen to our music, I feel soothed and uplifted. It is my hope that other people, people living with chronic illness or those in caregiver positions, will experience the same soothing, uplifting feelings when they listen to our music. I believe music can be another tool in the toolbox for anyone trying to manage stress. This is our humble offering to the world; and for me, it’s a way to give back for all of the help and guidance I have received along the way. I have had some wonderful teachers, many of whom are no longer with us, who have shown me how to live, and die, under difficult circumstances, with beauty and grace. This music is dedicated to all of them.


PRODUCTION;
Produced by Paul and April Brown
Engineered by Paul Brown
Recorded at Ocean Soul Studios, Madison, TN
www.oceansoulstudios.com
Mastering by Kevin Nix, L. Nix Mastering, Memphis, TN Logo and Graphic Design by Amy Karns
Cover and Inside Cover Art by April Brown
All songs published through BMI


SONGS;
1 Elders and Ancestors 4:53
by April and Paul Brown
2 Adrift 12:22
by April and Paul Brown
3 Breathe 14:23
by Paul Brown, April Brown and Tom Shinness; lyrics, April Brown
4 Spirit Dreaming 6:56
by April and Paul Brown
5 Sonnet 9:59
by April and Paul Brown; lyrics, April Brown
6 Wayfaring Stranger 10:22
Traditional
7 Agrelia’s Lullaby 6:58
by April and Paul Brown

MUSICIANS;
Paul Brown: Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion,
April Brown: Vocals , Native American Style Flutes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Mike Farris: Vocals (Track 6)
Tom Shinness: Harp Guitar, Guitar, Cello, Bass Guitar (Tracks 3, 5, & 6)
Richard Cushing: Sitar (Track 3)

SOUNDS;
Creek and singing bowls courtesy of David Pschirer, Shannon Carney, and Ed Matthews
Rain sounds on Track 6 courtesy of R. Humphries, taken from: freesound.org/people/RHumphries Crickets and cicada sounds on Track 5 courtesy of SoundDogs.com

THANKS;
Many thanks to our grandson, Spencer Rees, and our grand-daughter, Paislee Jane Brown; Paul’s sons, Paul and Pat Brown and Paul’s SO, Joy; April’s
sons, Robert and Joe Rees and their wives, Echo and Kayla; April’s Aunt
Pat, who inspired us to keep going; Roz Brown; Faye and Eddie Smith; Con and Kathy Morton; Ann Peebles and Don Bryant; Mike, Julie, and Christian Farris; Richard and Lori Cushing; Tom Shinness; Dianne Tatara; Amy Karns; Kevin Nix, Larry Nix, and Sheila Nix; Shannon Carney and Dave Pschirer of Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats and the friends we have made there; and Gilda’s Club of Nashville and our many friends there, including some no longer with us. And a special thank you to Trisha Bowden of Mysterium Music for making our dream a reality.
Paul Brown proudly uses Hammond, YamahaYamaha, Steinberg Cubase Pro and The Grand, Sony Creative Software, Behringer, Hear Technologies, Tascam, Toontrack, Ultimate Support, Sennheiser, and Lava Lamps.

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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Elders & Ancestors" is the first full-length album by Agrelia’s Castle and chronicles their love story and cancer journey. Husband and wife duo, Paul and April Brown, started composing and recording together to create a meditation and relaxation CD for Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats and discovered that their music spoke to others in a very soothing and calming way. This excerpt from the liner notes explains it best, written by April Brown: “The songs on this CD are very meaningful to me. They have grown from our journey through the cancer landscape. They come from a desire to create peace, joy, and hope in our lives. When I listen to our music, I feel soothed and uplifted. It is my hope that other people, people living with chronic illness or those in caregiver positions, will experience the same soothing, uplifting feelings when they listen to our music. ... This is our humble offering to the world; and for me, it’s a way to give back for all of the help and guidance I have received along the way.” The album consists of seven tracks - six originals and a wonderful arrangement of the traditional folk song, “Wayfaring Stranger,” that features the vocals of Grammy-winning Mike Farris. Paul Brown is a Grammy-nominated producer and keyboardist who appears on the album as composer, percussionist and drummer. April Brown co-composed the original tracks and appears on Native American-style flutes, drums, percussion, and vocals. Tom Shinness appears on guitars and cello and Richard Cushing plays sitar on one track.

"Elders & Ancestors" begins with the title track, a 14 1/2 minute instrumental piece with a strong Native American influence. Native flutes, hand percussion instruments, wordless vocals, and keyboards create a peaceful and calming atmosphere with a rhythmic pulse that is both infectious and hypnotic. “Adrift” is more ambient and a bit darker. Very sparse and understated, the simple keyboard lines and occasional wordless vocals are mysterious yet soothing. “Breathe” begins with the sounds of birds, wind chimes, and the ocean - all very relaxing. When the music starts, it is lightly rhythmic and sometimes playful. April’s lyrics and vocals send the piece soaring, as do Paul’s keyboards and Cushing’s sitar. At almost 12 1/2 minutes, the piece has plenty of time to unfold at a leisurely pace. “Spirit Dreaming” features April’s haunting Native flutes and vocals surrounded by beautiful keyboard washes and enhancements. “Sonnet” begins as a beautiful piece for Native flute and keyboards, gradually evolving into a love song to both life and a beloved person. Tom Shinness’ poignant cello adds to the deep emotions expressed in the piece. “Wayfaring Stranger” has always been one of my favorite folk songs, and this 10+ minute version is one of my favorites. “Agrelia’s Lullaby” brings the album to a close with a beautiful instrumental piece enhanced by the sound of thunder and rain in the background.

Very best wishes to April Brown and many thanks to Agrelia’s Castle for sharing their journey with the world. I’m sure many will be very positively affected by this music. Recommended!
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TS

How Paul and April Brown Create Music to Heal Effects of Cancer
Paul Brown, the Grammy Award-nominated Memphis/Nashville producer and keyboardist, describes his new album with his wife as an artists’ journey together through the cancer landscape, with songs intended to create peace, joy and hope. But at its heart, Elders and Ancestors is really a love story.

Paul and April Brown call themselves Agrelia’s Castle when they collaborate musically. They released a track in 2012, “Spirit Dreaming,” and have been working on a full-length album ever since. That is, of course, as time and schedules have allowed. Paul’s had a bit of whirlwind year, jetting to the Grammys in 2014 for producing a nominee in the Best Blues Album category -- Down in Louisiana by Bobby Rush, recorded at Brown’s Ocean Soul Studios in Nashville. He toured nationally playing keyboards for his close friend and soul brother, Mike Farris, the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies founder whose Shine for All the People won the 2015 Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album. And he’s currently touring the world as keyboardist with the Waterboys, who performed "The Girl Who Slept For Scotland" on “The Late Show with David Letterman” during the show’s final month.

But of all the musical accomplishments, professional success, and rock star-like moments rubbing shoulders with celebrities, Brown finds the new age album he recorded with his wife to be his most meaningful and rewarding achievement. “Our story started in June of 2003, when Paul and I met in Memphis on Beale Street,” April says. “He was playing with a band called FreeWorld. Awesome band. Not two months later, on July 29, 2003, I found out I had breast cancer. So, our story has always been entwined with my cancer journey.”

Elders and Ancestors is set for a Sept. 1 release by Mysterium Music, an indie New Age label dedicated to musical works for “healing, relaxation, rejuvenation of the mind, body, spirit, and soul.”

“Through this label," Paul explains, "our goal is to get this music into the hands of chemotherapy and radiation facilities, hospice centers, caregivers, and therapists to use as a calming tool … for those battling cancer, Alzheimer's or any other serious illness.”

The music on Elders and Ancestors is indeed calming. At times, the passages are reminiscent of instrumental interludes from Dark Side of the Moon-era Pink Floyd (“Adrift”). “Spirit Dreaming” features April's Native American style flute playing and “Sonnet” showcases her soothing vocals. A painting of hers is the artwork on the album cover.


“Breathe” features Memphis sitar Master Richard Cushing with Nashville guitar and cello Master Tom Shinness, and it recalls George Harrison’s Indian-influenced work, both with the Beatles and as a solo artist. Brown’s excellent keyboard work on Fender Rhodes and the Hammond B3 are featured throughout. Mike Farris delivers an impassioned guest vocal on “Wayfaring Stranger.”

With such influential musical friends lending their soulful talents to the collaboration, the results are powerful, though in this context the star power is understated. Elders and Ancestors is intended to provide solace to the listener, though it’s also the beautiful result of a husband-and-wife collaboration.

“It is surely a journey unlike any other we've ever taken together,” Paul says.


In 2009, six years after initial treatments began for her cancer, April was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that had spread throughout her skeletal system. “After a major surgery followed by more radiation therapy," she says, "I began trying to figure out how to live with an incurable disease and the promise of a much shortened life expectancy.”

April’s life became filled with constant sources of stress: frequent doctor visits, medications, side-effects from medications, medical bills, chronic pain, mobility issues, and an uncertain future. The only thing she knew for certain was that the median survival time for metastatic breast cancer was about three years.

These days, April continues to defy odds and outrun the painful cancer. “I feel like God — or the universe, or whatever appellation you might give to what I have come to understand as the collective consciousness of everything ­— brought Paul into my life just when I was going to need him the most,” she says. The couple has been married 10 years.

With Elders and Ancestors, Paul and April Brown have created a beautiful, lasting legacy of their love as well as a work others are sure to find calming and inspiring. “The songs on this CD are very meaningful to me,” April says. “It is my hope that other people — people living with chronic illness or those in caregiver positions — will experience the same soothing, uplifting feelings when they listen to our music. I believe music can be another tool in the toolbox for anyone trying to manage stress.”

As for live shows, Paul says they performed together once as Agrelia’s Castle for the Nashville chapter of the cancer support group Gilda's Club, named after the late Saturday Night Live actress Gilda Radner. The couple plans to record more music together and possibly perform. “I’m really hoping April feels well enough to start doing some really special shows [to] benefit causes that help manage and strive to cure cancer,” Paul says
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Bethbetty

Peace restored with E&A
I was gifted this beautiful CD to bring relaxation to a stressful situation. The music, vocals and nature sounds are both earthy and mystical, but not distracting. A very delightful listening experience that I will gift to others in need of healing, peaceful tools for stressful atmospheres.
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Michael Diamond (www.michaeldiamondmusic.com)

Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus
If I had to choose one word to describe the music “Elders & Ancestors,” it would be “enchanting.” It’s diaphanous tones and textures, along with strings, subtle percussion, and sounds of nature create a magical soundscape for ethereal vocals and earthy Native American flute to drift dreamily over. Agrelia’s Castle is the musical identity of husband and wife team Paul and April Brown who have overcome great challenges to create this beautiful music.

The album begins with the title track, and true to its name, “Elders & Ancestors,” there is an ancient feel to it that is both earthy and ethereal at the same time. Spacious synthesizers, nature sounds, percussive textures, Paul’s echoed keyboard notes, and April’s Native flute and wordless vocals create an archetypal new age music ambience that immediately draws the listener into their sonic landscape. That serene vibe flows into the next track, entitled “Adrift.” I love the way it starts with the sound of water and the warm bell-like tones of Paul’s vintage Fender Rhodes electric piano. Throughout the album, Paul also plays organ and other keyboards, as well as drums and percussion. April’s angelic vocals float over the aqueous soundscape with subtle percussion adding a bit of earth element. On track 3, “Breathe,” Tom Shinness, who plays guitar, harp guitar, cello, and bass, joins the duo. And adding a bit of exotic world music influence is Richard Cushing on the sitar.

This gorgeous gift that Paul and April have given us in the form of “Elders & Ancestors” is imbued with healing, hope, and above all, love. The energy they have put into this creation illuminates each beautiful composition. While I was both moved and elevated by the music itself, knowing the story behind it made the listening experience that much more inspiring.

To read a full length feature article on this album, as well as others, please visit: www.michaeldiamondmusic.com
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CH

Healing the mind, body and soul
The first time I listened to Paul and April Brown's Elders and Ancestors, I immediately knew this was music meant to heal.
I don't know the Browns but I learned a little about them: April has breast cancer and, with Paul's help, has been waging a war on the disease. As many of you know, cancer can affect every aspect of your life and a relentless battle against this insidious disease can take a toll on anyone.
While this is speculation on my part, I suspect this work has been a labor of love while also being therapeutic. I
hope I'm right and I hope it has helped the Browns.
Each of the tracks is calming and the entire album has an ethereal quality. Among my favorites are the title
track, "Elders and Ancestors," "Breathe" and their take on the traditional song "Wayfaring Stranger."
This is music to heal the mind, body and soul. I will be revisiting it often.
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Samantha Garcia

Paints a picture with sound
This album is nothing short of magical. Feel your soul transcend your earthly body as you delve deeper into the enchanting sounds of Agrelia's Castle. "Elders and Ancestors" leads you down a path into a fairytale forest realm, a place far beyond any corporeal pain. Paul and April Brown's battle with cancer gave birth to the healing sounds etched into this album, a veritable labor of love. April's voice is nothing short of goddess-like and adds to the mystical landscape created by the couple's undeniable talents. "Spirit Dreaming" is a song reminiscent of Native American folklore, imbued with sounds evocative of a calming wind. "Wayfaring Stranger" transports you to a slightly more melancholic setting, a place where the rain falls softly and the story of a wanderer unfolds to the dulcet sounds of a distant flute. The closing track aptly titled "Agrelia's Lullaby" lifts your spirit back up as high as possible after experiencing such an emotional odyssey. This album achieves everything it sets out to do, it captivates, soothes, and allows you to reflect on your own journey.
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Serge Kozlovsky

Writings by Serge Kozlovsky / http://sergekozlovsky.com
The inner silence
Brings a joy
And treats your mind

The new album “Elders & Ancestors” of Agrelia’s Castle is a joint project of Paul and April Brown which tells the listeners a touching love story and cancer journey in music. These people have experienced so much and now they try to tell us about their own life path.

The music of the “Elders & Ancestors” is very gentle and refined. It is penetrated with healing energy. You listen to these compositions and you just fly on the winds of the aerial melodies. This music heals your heart and gives you a lot of a vital energy which helps you to go through the worries and suppressions of the modern life.

All compositions of the album “Elders & Ancestors” are filled with divine harmonies and, undoubtedly, they have a strong therapeutic effect. The music of Agrelia’s Castle project is a healing balsam for exhausted soul. Their gentle melodies plunge you into the magical world where you feel yourself free and full of the energy of life.

The music of the album “Elders & Ancestors” is very simple and at the same time you can easily feel the source of endless joy and creativity. Bewitching sounds of the native flute along with contemporary electronic keyboards create an unusual atmosphere where the magic begins. You feel waves of love fill your heart and give you a power to live further.

Something very ancient is present in the voice of the ethnic flute and you can easily imagine the endless world without the modern borders and limits. Nature sounds are organically woven in the musical palette of the album “Elders & Ancestors”.

The music of the project Agrelia’s Castle is a perfect fit for therapy and relaxation. But it is more important that it gives you abilities to sense yourself free and be the creative being in this infinity world.
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Sheila

A New Fan
This album is so serene and grounding. I feel soothed just listening to it and I love it. I've been listening on repeat!
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Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

One of a kind
From great suffering, sometimes comes great beauty, from great hardship, sometimes comes pure clarity, and after facing the abyss of cancer, April Brown began a journey that will move many to tears and touch the hearts and minds of those whom she comes into contact with along her path.
Her personal journey through Cancer is somewhat similar to the one I spent with my late wife, upon her diagnosis I began a Cancer journey with her to that would lead to flying half way across the world and working with Native American Shaman and the energies of our elders and ancients.
I am sure that many will find comfort and beauty in this album, for we are witnessing in music the completion, the mending of the sacred hoop so to speak by the very essence of its existence.
The album opens with Elders and Ancestors, this shows a brave intent and that intent delivers a composition that gently dances with the resonances of life though its tempo. Browns calming vocals and flute are pure magic here as the arrangement floats and hovers like a swallow over a warm summer stream.
The genres this release bridges are many, but the subtleties of the production are outstanding, The keyboards of Paul Brown create a very illustrative mood on the piece called Adrift, the chimes and the delicate but so relevant natural sounds, added so much depth to this arrangement.
Something so beautiful walks this way, it’s called Breathe, the wind gently blows around our imaginations, a wind chime finds itself dancing with birdsong, by the time the acoustic guitar joins the fray we have one quite addictive composition, that is going to be a constant playback for many of you dear reader. April Brown’s spirit here on this track really seems to have caught the light and free energies of life’s rich pattern and she gifts us some charming vocals as the arrangement picks up in tempo, but always retaining its poise along the way.
Spirit Dreaming drifts like an autumn mist across our senses, our minds are calmed beyond all expectation and our imagination on this track can really float in total safety. The Native American flute is played here with so much emotion; one can almost hear its echoes through the woods and resonating within the halls of the ancestors and ancients themselves! The ethereal keyboards and vocalizations contained deep in this track are simply incredible and deeply moving.
Sonnet is up next, the flute once again drives a wild and open narrative in the music and one could easily see both of our musicians standing looking out over a landscape, during a sunset that is so overwhelming. Once again the song itself is so very moving, listen carefully to the lyrics, Sonnet could be regarded as mournful, which it is, but for me it has an element of a certainty, that life carries on regardless written deep into the weave of the composition.
The penultimate track is called Wayfaring Stranger (Trad). We sit around a camp fire, the sticks of damp wood crackle and snap within its heat and fire sprites dance on the tip of the red embers, an owl sits guard over the night cloak that shrouds the deep forest landscape and then one of the most beautiful flute refrains that I have ever heard, hits our senses, it’s incredibly moving and so is the organ of Paul Brown. This is one amazing song, Mike Ferris features on vocals on this one and delivers us a song that has the motive power of a thousand hearts all beating at once!
I wondered in deep thought, just how can you end an album this good? Each piece on this release is beyond beauty and completely so off the scale musically, how do you finish? With a piece called Agrelias Castle of course. This track flows so wonderfully, a storm thunders across distant mountains, but the keyboards offer a tone of hope and as such the Browns finish off an album release with beauty, serenity and with great honour to the ancestors and elders along the way.
If you don’t have the good sense to buy this album, you’re likely to miss out on one of the most genuine slices of real music you’re ever likely to hear. Elders and Ancestors, is an album that we call one of a kind, it has been manifested from the love of reality, through the darkness of the moment and into the light of a new awareness, superbly produced, deeply moving and wonderfully and honestly performed, I cannot rate this album high enough, get it now!
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Steve Sheppard

From One World Music Radio
From great suffering, sometimes comes great beauty, from great hardship, sometimes comes pure clarity, and after facing the abyss of cancer, April Brown began a journey that will move many to tears and touch the hearts and minds of those whom she comes into contact with along her path.
Her personal journey through Cancer is somewhat similar to the one I spent with my late wife, upon her diagnosis I began a Cancer journey with her to that would lead to flying half way across the world and working with Native American Shaman and the energies of our elders and ancients.
I am sure that many will find comfort and beauty in this album, for we are witnessing in music the completion, the mending of the sacred hoop so to speak by the very essence of its existence.
The album opens with Elders and Ancestors, this shows a brave intent and that intent delivers a composition that gently dances with the resonances of life though its tempo. Browns calming vocals and flute are pure magic here as the arrangement floats and hovers like a swallow over a warm summer stream.
The genres this release bridges are many, but the subtleties of the production are outstanding, The keyboards of Paul Brown create a very illustrative mood on the piece called Adrift, the chimes and the delicate but so relevant natural sounds, added so much depth to this arrangement.
Something so beautiful walks this way, it’s called Breathe, the wind gently blows around our imaginations, a wind chime finds itself dancing with birdsong, by the time the acoustic guitar joins the fray we have one quite addictive composition, that is going to be a constant playback for many of you dear reader. April Brown’s spirit here on this track really seems to have caught the light and free energies of life’s rich pattern and she gifts us some charming vocals as the arrangement picks up in tempo, but always retaining its poise along the way.
Spirit Dreaming drifts like an autumn mist across our senses, our minds are calmed beyond all expectation and our imagination on this track can really float in total safety. The Native American flute is played here with so much emotion; one can almost hear its echoes through the woods and resonating within the halls of the ancestors and ancients themselves! The ethereal keyboards and vocalizations contained deep in this track are simply incredible and deeply moving.
Sonnet is up next, the flute once again drives a wild and open narrative in the music and one could easily see both of our musicians standing looking out over a landscape, during a sunset that is so overwhelming. Once again the song itself is so very moving, listen carefully to the lyrics, Sonnet could be regarded as mournful, which it is, but for me it has an element of a certainty, that life carries on regardless written deep into the weave of the composition.
The penultimate track is called Wayfaring Stranger (Trad). We sit around a camp fire, the sticks of damp wood crackle and snap within its heat and fire sprites dance on the tip of the red embers, an owl sits guard over the night cloak that shrouds the deep forest landscape and then one of the most beautiful flute refrains that I have ever heard, hits our senses, it’s incredibly moving and so is the organ of Paul Brown. This is one amazing song, Mike Ferris features on vocals on this one and delivers us a song that has the motive power of a thousand hearts all beating at once!
I wondered in deep thought, just how can you end an album this good? Each piece on this release is beyond beauty and completely so off the scale musically, how do you finish? With a piece called Agrelias Lullaby of course. This track flows so wonderfully, a storm thunders across distant mountains, but the keyboards offer a tone of hope and as such the Browns finish off an album release with beauty, serenity and with great honour to the ancestors and elders along the way.
If you don’t have the good sense to buy this album, you’re likely to miss out on one of the most genuine slices of real music you’re ever likely to hear. Elders and Ancestors, is an album that we call one of a kind, it has been manifested from the love of reality, through the darkness of the moment and into the light of a new awareness, superbly produced, deeply moving and wonderfully and honestly performed, I cannot rate this album high enough, get it now!
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