Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts | Mystery of Souls

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Mystery of Souls

by Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts

A captivating, passionate and sensual fusion of original and traditional grooves, with other-worldly lyrics and melodies to stir the soul and awaken the body to move.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Desert Prayer
Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts
7:54 $0.99
2. Leah a Hadi
Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts
7:46 $0.99
3. Weightless
Marshall Lefferts and Melanie Hutton
5:01 $0.99
4. Life and Love
Marshall Lefferts and Melanie Hutton
6:11 $0.99
5. Malshree - traditional Nepalese
Marshall Lefferts and Melanie Hutton
5:49 $0.99
6. Wazadi - Dance of the Queen
Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts
7:18 $0.99
7. Drinara d'Andayo
Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts
6:09 $0.99
8. Caressing the Unnameable
Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts
6:59 $0.99
9. Neanna Sundra
Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts
6:10 $0.99
10. Sa’dâwî - medieval Spain
Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts
2:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mystery of Souls debuts the music of Melanie Hutton and Marshall Lefferts, an eclectic, innovative, sensual, and passionate landscape of "otherWorld" music. Ten tracks influenced by many musical genres, both ancient and timeless, and lyrics both sung and spoken in an intuitive language like incantations and tales from another realm, offer listeners an experience that is evocative and soul-stirring… and very dance-able.

Eight of the songs are original compositions, from trance-like rhythmic dreamy dance grooves, to achingly romantic instrumentals, to bardic love stories, to folk-like street songs. Mystery of Souls also includes two traditional instrumental arrangements--a medieval Sephardic Romance from Spain, and a festival song from Nepal--representing the influences and inspirations of both artists. The music is lush with live instrumentation of hammered dulcimer, guitars, multi-percussive rhythms, violin, cello, viola, and flutes.

World-class musicians offer up their creative mastery to make this music soar, including David Darling on Cello, Suzanne Teng on Alto Flute, Manose on Bansuri Flute, Gilbert Levy on Percussion, Randy Tico on Bass, Hom Nath Upadyaya on Tabla, Christopher James Thomas on Percussion, Mary Collier on Violin, Nelson Denman on Cello, and Modesto Marcano on Viola.

These songs are more than just musical entertainment. They are the expression of a deep impulse in voice and music that calls the Soul forth and awakens us into the realm where we come fully alive into ourselves. Listeners say they somehow know the intuitive tongue woven into these songs, are drawn into it and aroused deep in their soul. This is the power of music, and Mystery of Souls is timely in these times—an invitation to meet the mystery of our soul.

Let this music, then, inspire your opening and your passion.



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Ani Ahava

"Pristine quintessence" describes this indescribably lucious chamber music of th
"Pristine quintessence" comes to me to describe this indescribably luscious and ecstatic chamber music of the soul. Thank you Marshall and Melanie for doing the work and following your bliss to musically midwife our exquisite Newness into form.

Carl Studna

Love it!...The music evokes a sense of wonder and timelessness.
I love the flow and feeling of this music. It evokes a sense of wonder and timelessness. Each track takes me on a unique journey into unchartered realms. The use of instruments and the compositions offer a unique blend of world sounds; these mixed with the eclectic chanting speak strongly to My soul.

Jalaledin Ebrahim

A gift to the Universe. A world music special!
I love every track of this CD. Sounds like a fusion of Middle/Near Eastern and Indian music. Welcome the healing energy of Sephardic Spain! Thank you.


Beautiful tapestry.
Beautiful tapestry; rich, deep, haunting, evocative, uplifting, ancient; I did not want it to end.

Colette van Praag

"Mystery of Souls" An Exquisite Musical Journey
I have been listening to "Mystery of Souls" constantly since it arrived a week ago...what an expression of breathtaking musical beauty!
This music takes one to the depths of heart and soul, calling forth both stillness and movement, subtlety and exuberant expression. While there are whispers of musical traditions present in their work, what Melanie and Marshall have created is completely unique, transcending any particular form into an ineffable expression of the Mystery that connects us all. Exquisite!

Jeff, New Paradigm World

A Musical Magic Carpet Ride
As the listener enters the ethereal and amorphous world of Mystery of Souls, they are instantly transported on a musical magic carpet ride though invisible realms of the imagination and spirit. The duo's global soundscapes are
both pleasing and imaginative, subtle and soaring, familiar and mysterious. My favorite track is Wazadi. In short, this is a CD that belongs in the collections of musical adventurers worldwide. I predict great things for Hutton, Lefferts and Mystery of Souls.....

Wayne Marshall

Beautiful, rich, varied, uplifting, inspired music
This CD is awesome! Not like many albums where all the tracks sound the same. Each track here is distinctive with rich instrumentation from very talented artists and each is hauntingly beautiful. Makes me smile inside to listen.

Patricia B.

A Masterpiece!!!
Mystery of Souls is a "must have" CD. Extraordinary
vocals and incredible music that takes you on a transformational journey. It feels multicultural. Like voices of ancient prayers, it takes you deep inside and makes you want to dance too. I recommend it to everyone!


From the first time I listened to this music, it has affected my mood and energy. I have it playing near my \"paper work station\" and have found myself getting more accomplished, with a sunnier spirit. It\'s a given for me to have it playing often and especially when I might be tempted to let things slide. Thank you!!

Julie Chertow

Deliciously Divine!
Wow! Spectacular ... really spectacular!! I can't stop dancing, whirling and swaying. This music makes my heart dance and smile. Just what our world needs for her precious healing and upliftment. Yes indeed buy this CD
Mystery of Souls. You will NOT be sorry you did.

Thank you both for sharing the music of your hearts!
Mine is truly touched to the core.
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