Land of Spirit
Land of Spirit
Astral music carries you into the realm of spirit for a deeply comforting experience.
This elegant fusion of electronic space music is a perfect soundscape for deep meditation and exploration. Musical artists Craig Padilla, Richard Roberts and Skip Murphy have crafted a graceful musical landscape that, combined with Hemi-Sync® frequencies, holds you in a space of expanded awareness and peace. Instruments include analog synths and flutes. Length: 64 minutes
“Escape to the LAND OF SPIRIT, a musical sanctuary where you are surrounded by ethereal sonics, enchanting effects and vast, spacious melodies. Musicians Craig Padilla, Richard Roberts and Skip Murphy present an ambient trancescape that is very conducive toward meditation and healing work. The music features synths that flow and oscillate, while keyboard tones meander along and spacey effects add color. Includes Hemi-Sync’s brainwave synchronization technology.” — Music Design eReview, Dec. 15, 2014
His music and creative environment is inspired and influenced by the lands surrounding Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where he once resided, and by his earliest influences of being raised in far-northern California where he resides again, where he first explored the works of Wendy Carlos, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Steve Roach, and many other pioneers of the electronic form.
Never letting technology overcome the humanity in his compositions, he creates electronic music that is rooted in tradition while still sounding new, interesting, and fresh.
Craig has always endeavored to paint musical landscapes with a rich palette of infinite timbral complexity, guaranteeing to take the audience to a different place on each listen, making every disc a recording that is a highly sculpted, crafted musical experience to be treasured and played indefinitely.
He has composed soundtracks for various television, theatrical, and film productions. His music is heard on XM Satellite Radio and radio stations throughout the US, and on celebrated radio programs "Echoes” and "Hearts of Space” repeatedly.
Visit Craig’s website at www.craigpadilla.com.
Music possesses the capacity for awakening a deeper part of ourselves that lies within. Those driven to find this bountiful experience open their eyes, ears, and hearts, seeking to find themselves and this golden thread of truth within. From this, they are compelled into expression. One of these rare but welcomed expressionists is writer, painter, musician, teacher and producer Richard J. Roberts, following what he has termed Tao of Zero Ohms (literally: way of no resistance). Zero Ohms aptly describes Richard’s range of instrumentation, with woodwinds from around the world and electronics in a versatile palette of sonic colors. His sound is at once ancient and contemporary.
During the ‘70s, Richard began his ongoing research into ethnomusicology and the psycho-spiritual effects of music. He attended master’s class with Jean-Pierre Rampal and has performed on stage with The Chieftains, Sarah McLachlan, and opened shows for Robert Rich. By the ‘80s, extensive experimentation led him to the musical styles now labeled as New Age and Ambient.
Richard taught himself to play wind-controlled synthesizer, guitar, and over fifty various flutes, saxes, and other woodwinds, in an embrace of styles from around the globe and beyond. The mid-‘90s saw the release of five new age projects, Winds Over The World, and Gaia (Monroe Products Metamusic®); Whale Chants, and Dolphin Songs (Tranquil/Direct); and Trans Spheres (ZOP).
While successful, these releases failed to do more than hint at the extensive ambient compositions Richard had created and performed in coffeehouses and other venues throughout Tennessee. Encouraged by friends in the industry, Richard followed his heart into the ambient realm exclusively. The result was four critically-acclaimed ambient Zero Ohms releases: The Glass Bead Game (1999 ZOP), Atma-Spheric Surfaces (2000 ZOP), Supreme*Infinite*Essence (2000 ZOP), and he produced Innerstellar (2000 ZOP), a CD of harmonic overtone singing by his friend Gordon Rhyne. Collaboration with fellow Space for Music artist Brannan Lane produced the best-selling Soundfall to the Infinite (2002 SFM) and Immense Distance (2003 SFM). Other notable SFM releases include Sweven (2001 SFM), Unafraid of the Impending Silence (2002 SFM), Ecstasis (with Gordon Rhyne 2002 SFM), True Degrees of Freedom (2003 SFM), and Spatial Glacial Nebulous (2004 SFM). Collaboration with another SFM artist, northern California synthesist and sound designer Craig Padilla, produced Path of Least Resistance (2005 Lotuspike) and the upcoming Beyond the Portal (2009 Lotuspike).
The golden thread can be more easily discovered via the clarion music of Richard J. Roberts. To him, the way is clear -- to listen while letting go. And this is The Tao of Zero Ohms.