Brain Massage II takes the listener on a relaxing, joyful journey through a heartfelt blending of didjeridoo, synthesizer, handpans, guitar, vocals, throat singing and cat purring.
This CD is a source of beautiful and therapeutic musical vibrations. As with our first “Brain Massage” CD, and the live performance of the Pearl Street Brain Massage, the didgeridoos (and occasionally other sounds) are panned in motion to calm and clear the mind when listening with headphones.
1. Elephant Dream (10:00) Imagine elephants walking across an expansive dreamscape, heads and trunks rhythmically swaying to a silent rhythm. This improvisation features Per’s elephant-sized low G didgeridoo.
2. Flutterby Butterfly (6:31) Brings forth images of beautiful multicolored butterflies gracing our airways, so delicate and precious as they flutter by this way and that, tickling the heart and making us giggle.
3. Pinky’s Lullaby (9:00) Gently relax into serenity with Pinky’s rhythmic purring vibrations. Pinky’s attentive purring presence was an important part of Per’s recovery from surgery. This wonderful vibration is a gift of healing to be shared.
4. Whale Talk (9:12) Whales inspire us from great distances with their deep, profound energy. As Humpbacks change their songs each year, so we have created this piece as a sequel to our song, Whales, from the first Brain Massage album.
5. Fox Delight (6:29) Reminds us of the fox family that lived under a shed in our yard in spring and summer. We were delighted to witness many playful scenes of the 6 kits growing up and hearing their calls in the night.
6. Biggie’s Song (12:48) Part 1 is a loving tribute to the nine year span of Per’s beautiful relationship with an Alpha-buck mule deer named Biggie. Biggie taught Per much about interspecies communication and interaction.
Part 2 speaks of Per and Biggie’s last days together, when he let Per know the end was near. (Read Biggie Book)
7. Earth Aurora (6:22) A multifaceted soundscape with didjeridu, vocals and synthesizer that paints sonic pictures of the magnificent auroras. Pinky inspired this song by insisting that he had a chord he wanted us to hear, so he got up onto the keyboard and played it for us. Thanks Pinky!
Tessalin Green, Musical Director, is on Korg Triton synthesizer and vocals. Her creative muse inspired the chords and melodies, transforming the idea of this album into a lush, multidimensional reality.
Eileen Hultquist supplies her talented touch on the handpans, a relatively new Swiss instrument fashioned after the steel drum. She also plays didjeridoo and sparks us to life with her abundant laughter.
Per Hultquist, Producer, is the main voice behind the didjeridoo and the flute-like throatsinging. Per’s vision launched this project into manifestation.
Pinky Green is Tessalin’s talented and talkative rescued feral companion, whose purring & vocals are a main feature on this CD and in our lives.
Special guests Tony Zappitelli, guitar (Fox Delight) and Francesca Troiani, lead vocal (Earth Aurora) have graced us with their wonderful contributions.
Mixed by Scott ‘Gusty’ Christensen & LogRhythm.
Mastered by Scott ‘Gusty’ Christensen, Aspen Digital Recording, Lafayette, CO, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “handpans” is a recent invention by the creative folks at Panart in Bern, Switzerland.
The didgeridoo originated in ancient Aboriginal Australia. The word has several spellings. These are the most common: Didjeridu, didjeridoo, didgeridoo, didgeridu
Didjeridu KEY/S – Material – Makers – Country
Low G, High G – Yuccas – Peter Spoeker – US
F – Aspen – Ben Hicks – US
D – Agave – Ben Hicks – US
C – Agave – Jason Strazzabosco – US
E – Maple – Eddie & Eva Halat – Germany
A – Yucca – Jack Reeder – US