Musica Pagani #9: A day early

Due to some scheduling issues and RevKess getting deep into research, Musica Pagani aired a day early. Saturdays are the usual day for the Pagan-Musings Podcast with KaliSara and RevKess. RevKess has to work and KaliSara has dived deep into her writing projects. So, Musica Pagani comes to you a day early. Hope that you enjoy!

The format is a little bit different for this evening’s broadcast as well. Managing to squeeze the show into just over two hours, RevKess brings you a selection of New Age and Pagan music, but with a different twist. 1-2 tracks per artists instead of three, and a story thrown in their for a little bit of extra fun. As all the programming on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel is constantly evolving, who knows where the next edition will bring you!

Speaking of future editions, before we give you the set list, here’s a sneak peak at what is coming your way in August. On Sunday the 11th, Brian Henke visits with RevKess about his music career, shares some of his inspirations and his music. On the 18th, that Goddess Kiss’d gal from Florida, Mama Gina, joins RevKess on the show to talk about her music and a recent benefit to support a local metaphysical shop that was destroyed in a fire.

Music

  1. Jenna Greene – Rise Up Singin’ – Crossroads
  2. Jami Sieber – Dream Raga – Timeless
  3. Jami Sieber – Invisible Wings – Lush Mechanique
  4. Lia Scallon – Gift of Serenity – The Luminous Pearl
  5. Lia Scallon – Pearl – Crystal Keys
  6. Al Conti – Minstrel’s Song – The Blue Rose
  7. Al Conti – Abstract Desire – Poeta
  8. Steven Halpber – Deep Alpha 8Hz Pt 5 – Deep Alpha
  9. Steven Halpern – Deep Theta 2.0 Pt 1 – Deep Theta 2.0
  10. Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus – Bring the Rain – Elemental Children of Earth
  11. Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus – Runnin’ Wild – Elemental Children of Earth
  12. S.J. Tucker – Mummy Medusa – Haphazard
  13. S.J. Tucker – Ravens in the Library – Mischief
  14. Celia – The Bee, the Mouse, and the Bum Clock – Irish Tales
  15. Candace Night – Dangerous Smile – Reflections
  16. Blackmore’s Night – The Spinner’s Tale – Dancer and the Moon
  17. Kenny Klein – Ghosts of the Lower 9th Ward – Ghosts of the Delta
  18. Kenny Klein – Jugband Blues – Ghosts of the Delta
  19. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Wreck of the Modern Pagan – Swede Hollow
  20. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Pixie Glide – Swede Hollow
  21. Tuatha Dea (featuring Spiral Rhythm) – The Blessing – The Tribe
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Musica Pagani Video Bonuses #3 – Space Ambient

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RevKess hopes that you have been enjoying this series of video bonuses for Musica Pagani. the first edition of those bonuses was rap and hip hop, the second edition being a trek around the globe with some foreign language music. This edition visits the genre of Space or Ambient music. With some techno thrown in for fun.

Some of the music that you find in this posting is be artists that PMPChannel has permission to play in podcast, from them you will hear more on either Musica Pagani or in the music segments of other programs. The rest are artists that RevKess has stumbled upon when searching for new music to add to his private collection as well as the music archives of PMPChannel.

Sensitive Chaos – Seeker After Patterns – Seeker After Patterns  All of Sensitive Chaos is being added to the PMPChannel music archives. Be listening for them if you enjoy this video.

From 1988, part of the Crystal Suite release from Steven Halpern – Crystal Suite 

Scott Helland is one half of Frenchy and the Punk. He’s been a recording artists longer than he has known Frenchy (Sam). Here is a sample from his Motion Sickness CD from 1999. 

Julian H. Mulder has several ambient space pieces available, here is one of them. 

Robert Christopher shows that some ambient music can be creepy dark with his “Haunted Sky”.

*shivers* After that creepy track we need something nice and soothing.  How about some crystal singing bowls? Here is Spiral Sound of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir with their “So Ham”.  You might want to turn your speakers up a bit for this.

“Gratitude” from Paradiso and Rasamayi’s first album together, 3rd Eye Rising.  You can read RevKess’s review of this album and their second album on RevKess Reviews.

The original intent of the Musica Pagani Video Bonuses was to showcase some of the wonderful music available on YouTube and other online video sources and to post to this blog once a month. RevKess has since revised that plan. Postings of the Video Bonuses will be random and appear no less than once a month and no more often than once a week. The appearance of the series will depend on time and what RevKess comes across in his random searches for music and videos.

Musica Pagani #8: Music to Relax & Meditate To

With the 8th episode of Musica Pagani (the reboot), RevKess soothed your soul and your senses with a selection of soft vocals and new age instrumentals from nine artists. Each one with a unique style and sound.

Annette Cantor, The Pure Heart Ensemble, and Lia Scallon add their beautiful instruments of voice to a stunning array of instrumentation. Al Conti’s Japanese flare and Fiona Joy Hawkins’ piano moves are sure to relax the mind. Brian Henke’s guitar strumming and the African rhythms of Hennie Bekker’s Temba will help regulate your pulse and breathing,. Me Bowles will add relaxation while Paradiso & Rasamayi’s unique healing sounds blend wonderfully with the spiritual healing of Lia Scallon.

Music

  1. Annette Cantor – Kuan Yin – Songs to the Goddess
  2. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Beginning the Journey – Bliss of Being
  3. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Remember the Goal – Bliss of Being
  4. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Divine Connection – Bliss of Being
  5. Meg Bowles – Venus Rising – The Shimmering Lands
  6. Meg Bowles – The Sweetness of Being – The Shimmering Lands
  7. Al Conti – Blue Sapphire – The Blue Rose
  8. Al Conti – Painted Vase – The Blue Rose
  9. Al Conti – Bamboo Night Garden – The Blue Rose
  10. Fiona Joy Hawkins – The Journey – 600 Years in a Moment
  11. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Gliding – 600 years in a Moment
  12. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Antarctica – 600 Years in a Moment
  13. Hennie Bekker – Mystical Mother – Temba: African Tapestries
  14. Hennie Bekker – Okavango – Temba: African Tapestries
  15. Hennie Bekker – Earthchild – Temba: African Tapestries
  16. Brian Henke – Magic Spell #1, 2, 3 – Seven Magic Spells
  17. Brian Henke – Seven Veils of Salome – Seven Magic Spells
  18. Brian Henke – Magic Spell #4, 5, 6, 7 – Seven Magic Spells
  19. Paradiso & Rasamayi – As Above, So Below – Attuning to Oneness
  20. Paradiso & Rasamayi – Divine Alignment – Attuning to Oneness
  21. Paradiso & Rasamayi – Harmonic Ascension – Attuning to Oneness
  22. Lia Scallon – Mystery of Life – The Luminous Pearl
  23. Lia Scallon – Light of Consciousness – The Luminous Pearl
  24. Lia Scallon – Grace of Gratitude – The Luminous Pearl
  25. Annette Cantor – Spider Woman – Songs to the Goddess

You can read a review of Annette Cantor’s Songs of the Goddess at RevKess’s Reviews. You can also find a review of Paradiso & Rasamayi’s Attuning to Oneness.

Musica Pagani #7

Another edition of Musica Pagani is in archives. Thank you to all who listened live and to those who are listening in archives. RevKess enjoys music and enjoys sharing that music with people. Musica Pagani brings a wide selection of music to the listener from the New Age and Pagan music genres.

This edition featured music from Fiona Joy Hawkins, Al Conti, Brian Henke, Meg Bowles, Mama Gina, Frenchy and the Punk, Blackmore’s Night and Damh the Bard. The July start up music is from Jenna Greene and the closing song is from Tuatha Dea. Following is the detailed playlist with links to artists and some videos of the songs played during the program.

Piano, flute, guitar and synth for the new age section. Homegrown, drums, rock and bardic for the vocal Pagan section. Wonderful combination of sounds in this collection of music. A hearty thank you and much love to all the talents who have made their delicious music available to us here at the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel. The Musica Pagani show is for them and for you, the listener. Enjoy! and let us know what you think of the line-up by emailing us at paganmusings@gmail.com or commenting on this blog post.

Music

  1. Jenna Greene – Rise Up Singin’ – Crossroads
  2. Fiona Joy Hawkins – 600 Years – 600 Years in a Moment
  3. Fiona Joy Hawkins – The Lost Ballerina – 600 Years in a Moment
  4. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Running on Joy – 600 Years in a Moment
  5. Al Conti – The Merchant’s Rose – The Blue Rose
  6. Al Conti – The Rainbow Bridge – Northern Seas
  7. Al Conti – Quest for Orpheus – Poeta
  8. Brian Henke – A Dancing Gnome – A Child’s Garden
  9. Brian Henke – Willow – Seven Magic Spells
  10. Brian Henke – It’s a Beautiful Day – Seven Magic Spells
  11. Meg Bowles – Into the Gloaming – The Shimmering Land
  12. Meg Bowles – Night Walk Across the Isle of Dream – The Shimmering Land
  13. Meg Bowles – The Sweetness of Mist – The Shimmering Land
  14. Mama Gina – Freya’s Lullaby (single)
  15. Mama Gina – Flicker and Flame (the Firefly Song) – Goddess Kiss’d 
  16. Mama Gina – Sisters Waiting – Goddess Kiss’d
  17. Frenchy and the Punk – Specter of the Forest and Sea – Elephant Uproar
  18. Frenchy and the Punk – Orient Express – Elephant Uproar
  19. Frenchy and the Punk – Rock Paper Scissors – Elephant Uproar 
  20. Blackmore’s Night – The Spinner’s Tale – Dancer and the Moon
  21. Blackmore’s Night – The Last Leaf – Dancer and the Moon
  22. Blackmore’s Night – Lady in Black – Dancer and the Moon
  23. Damh the Bard – Ceridwen & Taliesin – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
  24. Damh the Bard – Spirit of Albion – Spirit of Albion
  25. Damh the Bard – The Land of the Ever Young – The Hills They Are Hollow
  26. Tuatha Dea – The Blessing – The Tribe

Video Bonus

Dancing Hands has been producing some wonderful ASL videos, here is their cover of Rootless by SJ Tucker. 

Damh the Bard performs the title track from Antlered Crown and Standing Stone live at the Glastonbury Assembly Rooms. 

 

Musica Pagani Video Bonuses #2: Globe Trotting

MPBTRadbannerIn the first posting of the MP Video Bonuses, RevKess treated you to a collection of New Age/Pagan rap and hip hop music. Now he’s going to go globe trotting and bring you foreign language videos.

First out the gate is Faun with “Diese kalte Nacht” from Von den Elben. 

Though the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel does have permission to play this next group, and it does not contain any lyrics, it is still a good match for a collection of videos from around the world. Omnia’s “The Sheenearlahi Set” live recording from a concert in Cologne, Germany. You can find this on Omnia’s Live on Earth album as well. 

RevKess was recently listening to a new program on his local community radio station, KZUM, and discovered some really different First Nations music with a club flavor. A Tribe Called Red was featured at the end of one of the episodes of The Language of Music. Here is a sampling of their music for you enjoy.  Here is a live “in-studio” recording from Studio Q. 

Corvus Corax is a favorite of Murf’s over on Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM. She let RevKess borrow their Sverker CD this past weekend. Here is the title track in a live performance. 

Alash Ensemble is Tuvan throat singing with instruments. They have been on tour in the US and during their visit to Lincoln, NE they stopped by KZUM and one of RevKess’s local stores, Bodhi Imports. Here is their tribute to the Anasazi. 

A little blast from the past for RevKess, he learned this song while attending a public high school. His mixed chorus did a concert that included songs in French, Latin, and Hebrew. This is Dundai, a children’s dance. No lyrics to this video, but it certainly is fun. 

That does it for this Video Bonus from Musica Pagani. Hope you have enjoyed!

Extra Special Bonus Video

While browsing around preparing for this posting, RevKess came across the concert video of Gregorian – The Dark Side of the Chant 2011 tour. Pop music done in the Gregorian chant style with epic instrumentation. 

Musica Pagani #6

Sunday 7 July 2013, the sixth edition of the rebooted Musica Pagani on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel. An extra long edition of the show this time around. RevKess had to do tracking for Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM, which means longer tracks to make it easier to track. So, still in the mood for long pieces of music, that is where he began for MP.

Introducing some new artists to PMPC and new music from some other artists, is what happens the beginning of every month. July being no exception. Fiona Joy Hawkins has a new release called 600 Years in a Moment and Craig Urquhart sent out his latest, First Light, for sharing on the show. Blackmore’s Night also has a new CD out this summer called Dancer and the Moon. New artists to the collection include Meg Bowles, Sensitive Chaos and Mama Gina. Rounding out the show are some old favorites, Tuatha Dea, Frenchy and the Punk and some lighter music from Michael Brant DeMaria.

As it is a new month, RevKess has picked a new opening and closing piece. Opening the show for the month of July will be Jenna Greene’s “Rise Up Singin'” from her Crossroads CD. Finishing off the show will be “The Blessing” from Tuatha Dea’s The Tribe. (Read RevKess’s review of The Tribe over at RevKess Reviews.)

The Music

  1. Jenna Greene – Rise Up Singin’ – Crossroads
  2. Meg Bowles – Venus Rising – The Shimmering Land
  3. Meg Bowles – Beneath Radiant Stars – The Shimmering Land
  4. Meg Bowles – Undulant Sea – The Shimmering Land
  5. Sensitive Chaos – Contemplation of One’s Place in the World – Amerisynthecana
  6. Sensitive Chaos – (Put Out) The House of Fire – Amerisynthecana
  7. Sensitive Chaos – Amerisynthecana (extended edit) – Amerisynthecana
  8. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Ancient Albatros – 600 Years in a Moment
  9. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Captured Freedom – 600 Years in a Moment 
  10. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Earthbound – 600 Years in a Moment
  11. Craig Urquhart – First Light – First Light
  12. Craig Urquhart – The Wanderer – First Light
  13. Craig Urquhart – Contentment – First Light
  14. Blackmore’s Night – Dancer and the Moon – Dancer and the Moon
  15. Blackmore’s Night – Troika – Dancer and the Moon
  16. Blackmore’s Night – The Moon is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea) – Dancer and the Moon 
  17. Tuatha Dea – Khawuleza (featuring Spiral Rhythm) – The Tribe
  18. Tuatha Dea – The Hunt (Corners) – Kith & Kin
  19. Tuatha Dea – Granny’s Bedtime Tonic – Tuatha Dea 
  20. Mama Gina – Persephone – Goddess Kiss’d
  21. Mama Gina – Summer of the Fae – Goddess Kiss’d
  22. Mama Gina – Song of Atonement – Goddess Kiss’d
  23. Frenchy and the Punk – Hey Hey Cabaret – Hey Hey Cabaret 
  24. Frenchy and the Punk – Tie You Up – Hey Hey Cabaret
  25. Frenchy and the Punk – Oh Gypsy (as the Gypsy Nomads) – At The Carnival Eclectique
  26. Michael Brant DeMaria – Grandfather – Siyotanka 
  27. Michael Brant DeMaria – Mysterious Stranger – The Maiden of Stonehenge
  28. Michael Brant DeMaria – Moonlit Sea – Ocean
  29. Tuatha Dea – The Blessing – The Tribe

Bonus Material

(Not included in the podcast.)

  • Robert Gass- Ancient Mother 
  • Walter Thompson III – Cloned Hearts in Love (#2) 
  • Walter Thompson III – When All is Bare 
  • An interview segment with Frenchy and the Punk from AnachroCon 2013, featuring the title track from their Elephant Uproar.  Soon to be added to the PMPC music line up.

Musica Pagani Celebrates Independence

RevKess would like to say happy 4th of July to all the listeners in the United States and all of those who appreciate the freedoms and independence that they have or want to have. Every year on the 4th of July, millions of people celebrate the freedom and independence that they have in the United States. Even with the inequities that barrage US citizens on a regular basis, people in the US have much more freedom than most other places around the globe. It is due to the long battle that the US people have waged for centuries that they can celebrate on this day, and any other day of the year. Religious freedom, sexual equality (a work in progress), workers’ rights, voters’ rights, property and inheritance rights, all those things that many in the US take for granted. They are all reasons to celebrate.

Though Musica Pagani is a music program, as the name suggests, RevKess wanted to share that Crystal Blanton is a new staff writer for the Wild Hunt. Her first article for TWH was published for the 4th of July and it pertains to the celebration in the United States as well as the major disappointment that many have with the Supreme Court of the United States after their decision to over turn Section 4 of the Voters Rights Act on June 25, 2013 – one day before their major decision regarding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. In the article she quotes such figures of the Pagan community as T Thorn Coyle, Peter Dybing, Yeshe Rabbit and Erick DuPreee.

This 4th of July, Musica Pagani celebrates freedom, diversity and independence with music and song.

The Music

  1. Celia – Lady Liberty 
  2. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Freedom – Live at the Q
  3. Stephen DeRuby – Freedom – Awakening
  4. Celia – Red Alabaster & Blue – Red Alabaster & Blue 
  5. Gaia Consort – Cry Freedom – Secret Voices
  6. Big Bad Gina – Freedom Connection – Lake of Dreams 
  7. Lis Addison – My Big Community – Grace of the Green Leaf
  8. Ian Corrigan – A Charm for Religious Liberty 
  9. Celia – Build the Wall – Military Religious Freedom Foundation 
  10. Celia – Symbol Song 
  11. Heather Dale – Brother Stand Beside Me – The Green Knight 
  12. Tron Syversen – Freedom Song – Piano Poems 
  13. Emerald Rose – Hills of America – Bending Tradition 
A special thank you to the editors and collectors of sound effects over at www.freefx.co.uk for some of the sounds you heard on this special edition of Musica Pagani.