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Mystic Kiss

by Fontain's M.U.S.E.

psychedellic eclectic grooves, world tribe, rocken raga, sensuous dance beats, invigorating yet soothing like a little jolt of raw ginger. sitar, guitar, spicy vocals in many tongues. Yes, it goes well with fish.
Genre: Electronic: Pop Crossover
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1. sacred geometry
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2. spiral dance
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3. witch fire
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4. ghost
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5. tatu
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6. le miroir
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7. warrior
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8. mystic kiss
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9. flame
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10. fire trance
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11. pearl melody
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12. sufi poet
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13. Saraswati
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
~Sonic Radiance
~Audible Flavor
~A Sighted Mind's Touch
~A Catalyst
~An Aromatic Vision
~Forged in Sound is Fontain's M.U.S.E.
a poem written by fan R. Moore

"Mystic Kiss" has debuted on the New Age Reporter at #36 in it's first month. Reviews of this CD can be found at
http://www.fontainsmuse.com/press.htm

Instrumentation:
Fontain Riddle ~vocals in many tongues, e-sitar, bass, keys
Farhan Khan ~sitar, guitar, bass, groove boxes
Gurdeep Hira~Sometimes we will have a guest percussionist play dhol or tabla
Wikki Sings~tabla
R. Constantine ~grooves, guitar

This unique duo has enraptured audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego with their mix of Improvisation, Alternative and Eastern styles since 2000. Fontain’s M.U.S.E. has performed for the popular Sonoma County, Health and Harmony Festival as well Techno-Tribal Dance. They have made many friends and fans appearing in their monthly theatrical show with the Magique Bazaar at the Historic Gas Lighter Theater and Morgan Hill Playhouse. Recently, at the Bala Yoga, a well-known Hollywood dance hall and health center they enchanted a full house of adoring fans. This dynamic duo’s live performances can include synchronized acrobats, magicians, stilt walkers, and muses of all sorts given the venue opportunities. A local favorite among belly dance schools, their performances always inspire the audience to join-in the fun and creativity.

Fontain Riddle: Spirited vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist Fontain Riddle combines cultures, dreams and a keen interpretation of life’s experiences to evolve her music. Her inspiration comes from eastern philosophy, politics, dancers, jazz, friends, books, even lusty love experiences. Having been raised in the internationally diverse Washington D.C. area, Fontain’s early musical influences were formed by the close bonds she made with several Indian and Pakistani neighbors who played Indian classical and folk music at family gatherings.

She went on to perform professionally through high school at local Sarasota jazz cafes and restaurants. After earning her BFA from Ringling School of Art, she toured nationally performing for audiences throughout 46 States and internationally, including countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and France. She returned state side to earn her masters and through a grand note of synchronicity she met Farhan Khan during music engineering class and the story continues…

Farhan Khan: Beat and groove producer Farhan Khan is originally from Karachi, Pakistan. He plays sitar, guitar and bass guitar fluently. His unique style has created a perfect balance between East and West for Fontain’s M.U.S.E. with his intense dance grooves, and multinational instrumentation captivating the modern listener. He is a sitar student of the internationally famous Habib Khan and is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood California and has earned his BA in music engineering from Cogswell College in Sunnyvale California. East meets West in the left and right hands of Farhan Khan and the story continues…

Their collaboration and creation, Mystic Kiss is a blend of diverse styles including world-beat, new age, pop, electronica and jazz. Like Gypsies, each track travels to an exotic horizon and exposes the listener to a unique sonic experience that is both powerful and soothing. Radiating with hypnotic lyrical themes and infectious melody hooks that span the spectrum of spiritual, thought-provoking, psychedelic, move your body experience!

SONG INFORMATION:
1. Sacred Geometry: ~Read the book Sacred Geometry. This song is devoted to the numerous engineers who are also numerologists, new age spiritualists and astrologers living and practicing their arts in the San Francisco Bay area. danceable electric groove, guitar, tabla, keyboard, bass Vocals: English/Arabic chants.

2. Spiral Dance: ~Devoted to Belly dancers everywhere we do the sacred spiral when we play this song live. sitar, danceable electric groove, bass, keyboard. vocals: English.

3. Witch Fire: ~Three generations of women healing artists are accused of witchcraft. One at a time they are taken to the campfire called the Inquisition; first the grandmother, the mother and then lastly the daughter. The song is written in the point of view of the daughter who believes the three bond together with the element of fire and will exact revenge. As her soul is rising from the flames, she believes there is more power in forgiveness than revenge. Flowing grooves, guitar, keys, bass, vocals in English.

4. Ghost: ~Inspired by the South East Asian Festival of the Hungry Ghost. Jazz, tabla, sitar, bass. vocals: English.

5. Tatu: ~A song to get a tattoo by. On a dare and a whim lovers go to get a tattoo parlor. She teases that they are a bit too fond of the pain and have and unexpected sensual experience together. Do they get addicted? Electric grooves sitar, guitar vocals in English.

6. Le Miroir: ~A woman gazes into the mirror and remembers her enchanting lover whose colorful stories inspire her to dream, sing, write, and paint. Jazz, tabla, sitar, bass. Vocals: French and English.

7. Warrior: ~A warrior is at the end of his life in the battlefield as the angel of peace is comforting him on his journey. Folk, Sacred, live drum, tabla, acoustic guitar, bass, in English semi-political. Slow dance~ ceremonial

8. Mystic Kiss: ~A deep love song inspired by the writings of Rumi. This song captures the moment the unborn chooses to be born. Jazz, sitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, groove, bass. Slow dance

9. Flame: ~Listen to the Whisper ~A flame calls your name
~Feel the flicker ~Smoke weeps into the air
~Are you free to love who you dare? ~Candle breath ~Angel death ~Hear your name ~Whispered by the flame. ~electronic grooves, guitar, vocals in English and Persian

10. Fire Trance: ~A young, innocent women is seduced by fire spirits. She is hypnotized by the flame. They want her to join them in their little evil games. She enters the fire and because her spirit is strong and pure, the spirits join her and do her bidding. Electronic grooves, guitar, tablas, vocals in English, Urdu, ~Live we do this song in Spanish. It takes on a whole new spirit in Spanish.

11. Pearl Melody: ~Inspired by Rumi, the metaphor of spiritual ecstasy and drunken love lust is the basis of this song as is the poetry of Rumi.
grooves, sitar, tabla, vocals in Urdu, English.

12. sufi poet: ~A dedication to the sufi musicians, poets and philosophers Hazrat Inayat Khan and Rumi. heavy electronic grooves, electric sitar, tabla, vocals in English and Arabic chants.

13. Saraswati: ~A devotional dance song to the Goddess of music, dance, song and learning ~Saraswati. grooves, sitar, tabla, vocals in Hindi, English

Featured musicians on Mystic Kiss CD
Fontain Riddle ~vocals in many tongues, e-sitar, bass, keys, gongs, zills
Farhan Khan ~sitar, guitar, bass, grooves
R. Constantine ~grooves, guitar
Wikki Singh ~tabla
Gurdeep Hira ~percussionist dhol,tabla
Majinga ~didgery doo

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NEW AGE REPORTER

as an independent release in Sept. 2006 this CD did well beating out such big gu
Fontain's M.U.S.E. dedebuted in the top 40 at # 36 www.newagereporter.com Fontain's M.U.S.E. is now listed in the NAR master artist directory with a link to the beatmagic.org website
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Critical Review

A tapestry of fire, magic and passion
"Mystic Kiss" Fontain's M.U.S.E. www.fontainsmuse.com Vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist Fontain Riddle accompanied by sitar and bass player Farhan Khan weave a magical tapestry of exotic music. Joined by other artists they deliver in a magical sense, a blend of Mid-eastern beats with a World Music sense. This creates a meld of Eastern and Western music with an accessible groove. The lyrics are of love, passion, magic, and mystery-the music conjures up images of belly dancers around a fire...and in other places one is invited towards contemplation. The mix can go from slow to frenzied. The album has 13 short but powerful tracks. It is truly an interesting listening experience! Copyright 2006 A. Canales - Critical Review
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chickenfish magazine

Very Exotic
Fontain's M.U.S.E. - Mystic Kiss - CD (Massive Music) Very Exotic looking packaging and musicians a hint of genre/gender blending world music. They bring together Indian, electronica and pop into one sound. On a few songs such as "Tatu" and the french "Le Miroir” the songs shine through and the lyrics fit right in. Lots of potential!-- Grog Mutant (2006)
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RADIO QUOTES:

Program Directors comments
KMAU 90.9 FM. comments: “WE’VE RECEIVED IT AND ADDED IT TO OUR AIRPLAY LIST. VERY UNIQUE - IN A GOOD WAY!” - RICK HOWARD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR status: ADD website: www.kamu.edu market area: AUSTIN market rank: 54 wattage: "32,000 WATTS" NPR AFFILIATE. city: COLLEGE STATION state: TX

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KENW/KMTH 89.5 FM comments: “WE’VE RECEIVED IT AND WE ARE USING IT! WONDERFUL RECORD!” - DUANE RYAN, MUSIC DIRECTORWWW.KENW.ORG status: ADD market area: CLOVIS/PORTALES market rank: UNRANKED wattage: 100000 "NPR AFFILIATE. HAS 14 REPEATERS WHICH BROADCAST INTO COLORADO, TEXAS, AND NM." city: PORTALES state: NM

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KASU 91.9 FM comments: “WE’VE ADDED SEVERAL TRACKS FROM MYSTIC KISS TO OUR PLAYLIST. NEAT RECORDING!” status: ADD website: HTTP://KASU.ASTATE.EDU market area: JONESBORO market rank: 280 wattage: 100,000 NPR AFFILIATE. COVERS JONESBORO, ARKANSAS (100,000 WATT STATION REACHING NORTHEAST ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND WEST TENNESSEE) STATE UNIVERSITY AR
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WSCS frequency: 90.9 FM comments: “SOUNDS GOOD- I'LL BE AIRING IT ON MY SHOW THIS FALL.” - BRAD HARTWELL, HOST OF MUSIC FROM THE COSMIC WHEEL website:WWW.COLBY-SAWYER. EDU/ATCSC/CLUBS/WSCS status: ADD market area: LACONIA/FRANKLIN/PLYM market rank: UNRANKED wattage: 250 WATTS COMMUNITY RADIO. STATION IS IN NEW LONDON, NH. city: EAST ANDOVER state: NH

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WXDU fm 88.7 comments: "LOOKS NEAT! Sounds event better! let's taste it” DJ night crawler WWW.WXDU.DUKE.EDU market area: DURHAM market rank: 43 wattage: 2150 city: DURHAM state: NC
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RADIO DESPI 107.2 www.RADIODESPI.COM BARCELONA, SPAIN. “I'VE JUST RECEIVED THE COPY OF THE ALBUM MYSTIC KISS BY FONTAIN'S M.U.S.E. YOU SO KINDLY SENT ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I AM GOING TO ADD IT TO THE STATION LIBRARY FOR PLAYING ON LA OTRA ORILLA AND SHARING THE MUSIC WITH MY LISTENERS” - FRANCISCO M LOPEZ HERRERO, HOST OF LA OTRA ORILLA KRCL

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KRCL 90.9 FM WWW.KRCL.ORG market area: SALT LAKE COMMUNITY RADIO. STATION IN SALT LAKE City, Utah. status: ADD “VERY UNIQUE! I ENJOYED THE INSTRUMENTATION!”

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KZUM 89.3 FM www.kzum.org "THIS IS KZUM LINCOLN, POWERED BY THE COMMUNITY" comments: status: ADD to library in rotation city: LINCOLN state: NE “PLAYED IT LAST SUNDAY AND WE GOT A GOOD RESPONSE.”

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WICN 90.5 FM HTTP://WWW.WICN.ORG/ market area: BOSTON market rank: wattage: 8,500 NPR STATION. comments: status: ADD city: WORCESTER state: MA “WONDERFULY ENERGETIC!”
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earBuzz Review:

The CD is a greatest-hits of sorts and a great place for new fans to start their
Fontain's M.U.S.E.'s latest CD, "Mystic Kiss", is 13-tune collection of new and previously released tunes. All sound fresh with many of the tracks re-worked and updated. The opening track, "Sacred Geometry", includes an invigorating guitar part that chugs with percussive timbre - deep, hollow, and funky. Track 3, "Witch Fire", is an ambient danceable vocal mystery. Guitar-sounding keyboard arpeggiates over thin and bright cymbals and drums as a deep chamber of vocals sits ontop with a melody reminiscent of Blondie's, "Call Me". Track 6, "Le Miroir", showcases the vibrant and musical arrangement talent of leader, Fontain Riddle. The choices here are subtle and unique. Track 11, "Pearl Melody", is a welcome vocal change as the ethnic lines are delivered without a very detectable reverb. The result showcases Fontain's penetrating soprano/alto. The CD is a greatest-hits of sorts and a great place for new fans to start their experience with Fontain.
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