ASCENSION OF THE LYRE - New Age Ambient Space Music Album

"Probably the first ever album which fuses authentic Ancient world sounds and music with ambient"

Sergy Lenkov - Bancamp Review of "Ascension of the Lyre"


This album is my most visionary recording project to date, attempting to ascend the lyre of antiquity from oblivion, onto a psychedelic musical odyssey through the solar system and beyond, into the music of our far distant future...

Inspired by the otherworldly sound of Spock's "Vulcan Harp", the title of this highly experimental album features a pun on the ancient Greek legend of the ascension of Orpheus from the Underworld (as depicted on the album cover - the most famous lyre player in the literature of classical antiquity) and my musical mission in this album: to literally ascend the lyre from its previous status as a dusty, long-forgotten ancient museum relic; onto a new musical journey into the 21st century and beyond!

I attempt this almost Herculean feat, by literally creating for my recreated lyres of antiquity, a new voice, by transforming their ancient timbres with a host of contemporary studio effects, magically metamorphosing the sound of the lyre into a 'musical spaceship', evoking cosmic visions of strange and distant worlds...




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  • 06/04/2017
    The Stockholm Early Music Festival - Stockholm,
     

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