Emanative’s latest body of work comes in the form of this incredible collaborative piece of art all in the name of the charity, the Steve Reid Foundation. With features from Four Tet, Collocutor, The Pyramids, Earl Zinger, Jessica Lauren, Finn Peters, Rocketnumbernine, United Vibrations and Steve Reid collaborator Ahmed Abdullah! This will be a limited edition release of 500 2xLP on 180g-heavyweight vinyl.
This whole double album was conceived from the beginning as a way to raise both
money and awareness for Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation.
Orchestrated by Nick Woodmansey/Emanative, but not without the generosity, help and contribution of every musician and collaborator involved.
All of the effort and countless hours invested by all; from the musical, recording and mastering to the organisational and administrative; including the record's art and design, have been given with the sole intention of flowing towards this cause - in the knowledge that all proceeds are going to The Steve Reid Foundation.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Emanative’s ‘The Light Years Of The Darkness’ album be our first release for the Steve Reid Foundation. In Keeping with Steve’s open ended approach and his musical history Nick Woodmansey has delivered a knock out Jazz and beyond album.”
A remix for Japanese saxophonist Masato Nakamura's Sextet featuring Bembe Segue on vocals. Masa's album version is originally produced by Patrick Forge. The song, if you didn't know, is a spiritual jazz classic - Albert Ayler's Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe. Licensed from Village Again Records Japan so that I could release. Please check out the original album version too. This will also be forthcoming on a Soul Candi CD later in 2012 in South Africa.
Art Therapy - The Podcast is a radio show that explores the concept of art therapy, investigating how art is on the brink of being something healing and something disturbing, and how it can be source and the solution to the problem at the same time. In the second episode I talk to self proclaimed music historian and musician Mads Bang - about the history and force of the music that came out of the New Age movements of the last century. X
For cool New Age music + Album art go to http://soundsofthedawn.com/
Guest star: Mads Bang
Editing: Klara Graah
Music by: Alice Coltrane, Dolphins Into The Future, Iasos and Albert Ayler