This is my third album and its theme is one very dear to my heart. It is a collection of my music both recent and past. These songs reflect my inner state: some are calm, some are eclectic and drawn from many sources, but they are ever near to its Source.
To those who know me well, know that I am a water person and can never be far from it. And like some waters, some drift slowly by, while others are still and calm.
I hope this album takes you to that place where it is calm and the energy ever-flowing for these songs are only reflections; something familiar, but a little out of focus. So sit with me near the water’s edge and enjoy the sounds as we gaze into its depths!
Written in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the journey of Abdu'l Baha across Europe and North America to share the teachings of his father, Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith. This opus is a departure of sorts for the mystici9, as he worked in the dawn hours, reflecting on this remarkable undertaking 100 years ago by Abdu'l Baha and the response of those who were there to hear its potent message.
From the mystic's earliest memories of hearing Prokofiev's, Peter and the Wolf, where each instrument represents a character in the drama, he has waited for such a moment of inspiration to attempt something of this scale. Here you will hear the interaction of the Holy Spirit (represented by the glokenspiel) with the heart and voice of Abdu'l Baha (the clarinet and oboe) and the response it had upon the soil of pure human hearts and the mud of indifference among the cold as he spoke in assemblages, large and small. This was to create a conflict of sorts which continues to this day in which we as a community have yet to arise to overcome our many sectarian beliefs and traditions. But his sacrifice was to produce a change which we are just beginning to visualize as we ponder his message of hope and infinite love; the vision of a united world, where peace will forever rein and all tears will be forgotten in the Rainbow World.
Conceived as a Baha'i Holy Year project, this wonderful collection of songs from Georgetown, Guyana, joins the rhythmnic sounds of reggae to powerful and direct lyrics about the coming of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith. Mind you, this isn't a typical religious album. It's passion, devotion, and zeal can be heard and felt from the opening track until the very end! Its opens with sounds of the carpark, a scene typical of most Caribbean cities and elsewhere, as one then boards a minibus, riding up past the village of BV, along the coast until you finally arrive at the house of reggae, where true friends sing out the joy of being alive in this wonderful age. Come along and enjoy the ride!