Extradimensional Ethnography

by Akara

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Banjhakri
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Banjhakri "If you go to New South Wales, you will see marsupials hopping about the countryside. And if you go to the antipodes of the self-conscious mind, you will encounter all sorts of creatures at least as odd as kangaroos. You do not invent these creatures any more than you invent marsupials. They live their own lives in complete independence. A man cannot control them. All he can do is go to the mental equivalent of Australia and look around him."
~Aldous Huxley
Ready to go to "Australia" anyone? Favorite track: Gelfling.
Bob Duskis
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Bob Duskis Forget "World" music, these guys make "Other-World" music. Haunting female vocals & excellent musicianship, combines with organic acoustic textures and clever programming to create a sound that is sometimes almost "orchestral" in nature. Very unique and enchanting.
shivatronic
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shivatronic very special "psychedelik" mid tempo vibes, with real instruments and musicians, mixed with a weirdly beatufull female voice... (at least for me).
i really like to dig into this one some time!
(thought i didn't get into the second LP)...
Azam
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Azam First thing that gets you about this album is the artwork, by Android Jones. The second is the interesting vocal style over the glitchy/trip hop background. Favorite track: The Emperor and the Oracle.
Clayton Vincent
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Clayton Vincent Akara speaks the unspeakable! These are transcendental sounds.
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about

You awoke.

You were there, among the luminous beings. You did not know how you had arrived, or what language they were speaking, but you understood they meant no harm and they wished to sing you a story.

It was important.

Their words, somehow familiar, shimmered on the verge of meaning. And as their iridescent music enfolded you, you knew they longed for you to understand.

Then it was over, and you awoke, and you were back.

This is what you remember.

credits

released September 27, 2011

Femke Weidema, vocals
Joshua Penman, vocals 1, 2, 3, 6, cymbals 1, bells 3, throat singing 5, harmonium 6
Mark Robertson, violin
Maia Jasper, violin
Luke Maurer, viola 4, 5
Aaron Oltman, viola
Timothy Loo, cello
Karmen Suter, flute 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, piccolo 2, 6, alto flute 2, 5, 6
Alison Bjorkdal, harp
Paul Klintworth, horn
Noam Aharon, Indian mandolin 1, 2, 4, 5
Evan Fraser, shaker 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, tamborine 4, 5, bandir 1, daf 2, 3, cymbals 3, berimbau 6


all composition, keyboards, production, and mixing by Joshua Penman

mastered by Kevin Metcalfe

recorded at Entourage Studios (strings, flute, horn), System Krush Studios (Indian mandolin), and Blue Giant Studios (harp)

all recorded by Joshua Penman except harp by Jason Schimmel

Digital painting by Andrew Jones based on a photograph by Sequoia Emmanuelle with makeup by Ashely Joy Beck. Akara logo by Xavi. Layout and design by Joshua Penman.

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Akara Los Angeles, California

Created by a conservatory-trained classical composer turned electronica producer, Akara's mystical dancefloor symphonies are songs of the luminous extradimensional beings, sung across the veil of reality.

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