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Threshold of Truth

by Kephas

A dynamic instrumental album with bold guitar tone.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. The Fall of Death
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2. Away and Beyond
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3. Threshold of Truth
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4. To the Victor the Spoils
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5. La Guadalupe
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6. On the First Day of Forever
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7. Paraiso
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8. Star of the Sea
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9. Calor Y Ternura
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10. Out of the Depths
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11. Again for the First Time-Part One
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12. Visions of Plenty
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kephas is a word with both Greek and Aramaic origins, the equivalent of “Rock.” It is also the moniker of a man on a spiritual path and the name of an accomplished recording artist. Kephas is a Florida-based songwriter, producer, guitarist and vocalist at the axis of an expansive collection of sounds: electric guitar lines soar over a percolating hotbed of Latin percussion in songs that map a terrain of textures and rhythms across a cinematic soundscape. Born in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents, Kephas was raised on the sounds of their homeland: urbane big bands easing effortlessly into the rhythms of Africa; the hushed sanctity of a Catholic mass contrasting with the rituals of Santería. Kephas’ first instruments were cello and drums, but when he picked up the guitar his pathway was illuminated. “I felt a calling,” he notes. It was the era of guitar heroes, and Kephas was influenced by the extended jams of Southern Rock and inspired by Carlos Santana, an artist who also crossed cultures. “I work in English,” Kephas avows. “The music that I do, even my Latin stuff, is Americanized.” Blessed with the technical facility to master the complexities of digital recording, Kephas creates full-blown tracks in his own studio where he spends long nights overdubbing instruments until they gleam with a shining veneer. Although he has worked with bands, his expertise also gives him the facility to recreate his sound solo, with vibrant authenticity. While the techniques are impressive, what designates the power of Kephas’ musical mélange is an effortless and intuitive creative flow. “I let the music write itself and I ask, ‘Where is it going; what does it mean; what is the sense of the composition?’” A strong spiritual connection informs Kephas’ artistry. “Something with the potential to lift someone’s spirits. Even if it sounds melancholy it evolves into a happier space.” With an immense backlog of material, Kephas estimates that he could conceivably work for the next five years on his preexisting catalog. Two recent projects collect his handiwork: The first, an instrumental CD titled Threshold of Truth, explores the spiritual path of music through evocative melodies and deep Latin percussion. Also in the pipeline is Corazon de Leon, a Latin/Spiritual project with a track penned by Kephas’ late uncle. Above the infinite sustain of electric guitar, the surge of the Hammond organ and the syncopated grooves of timbales and congas glows an aura of reverence and thankfulness. “All of my songs are prayers,” Kephas concludes. “I’m offering meditations through music. To me it’s not an earthly thing – it’s divine – it has to come from God. And that’s why I do it.”

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Joseph Rodriguez

Fantastic!!
I highly recomend this album because Kephas is a musician with a lot of charisma and feeling. In every song you hear the love that he has in his playing.
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Joseph Rodriguez

Fantastic!!
Highly recomend this album because Kephas is a musician with a great feeling in his playing.
Buy it now before is too late.
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Joseph Rodriguez

Fantastic!!
I highly recomend this album because El Señor Kephas is a musician with such a passion & feeling in his playing that you'll love this album.
Buy it now,before is too late!
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Robert Blake Tobias

Emotional highly charged!
Kephas is a hugely wonderful artist with plenty years of experience. His guitar playing is so good that Carlos Santana himself could be scratching his head, wondering when he recorded these songs. Creative and soulful music abounds on this album. You won\'t be disappointed!!!
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Larry T.....

Awesome !!!!
Brilliant percussive,groove driven tracks,provide the setting for Kephas's magical,passionate guitar work.Delivered with heart and soul....this and all of Kephas's work is exceptional.Check out all his CDs for more examples of his outstanding work !!! BRAVO !!
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Armando Araujo

Great Music
Great CD. I love the guitar tunes, good percussion, nice ballads. I can't tell if is Kephas or Santana who's playing. This is a good thing! Thanks for the good music, you Rock!!
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michael styron

Excellent
Kephas is excellent ,Every song is perfect !
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JMO

Exceptional!!
An EXCEPTIONAL pc of work!! Inspirational!! The phrasing and feeling in Kephas' playing is excellent!!
HIGHLY recommended!!
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