earthy yet etheral, deeply elemental emotional sitar/guitar epic compositions with all organic drumming and shamanic vocals...mystically dynamic nonpop where each song is well crafted and part of a larger movement giving the album a fluid and cohesive feel.
sala founded Arundas in 1998 after some years of forest dwelling and wandering here and there .. his experiences during those years would later form the concepts underlying the dreamfulaudisea .. in the north kingdom sala met xu cero (su sero) who became sala's friend and joined Arundas as engineer and producer .. later, after finishing a mass of unedited works, sala related the story of his travels to xu cero and asked that he oversee the editing and publishing of his material .. it wasnt long after that conversation that sala disappeared..that was over two years ago and since then none have seen him..
ABOUT THE DREAMFULAUDISEA
the dreamfulaudisea is a trilogy of works that together form one 3 hour song comprised of 6 movements and divided into 27 tracks (each album is exactly 1 hour containing 2 movements divided into 9 tracks). the trilogy is based on the events surrounding the journey of sala along shores of ifelorum and beyond. its creation began in the climbs of the north kingdom then moved to the golden shore before settling finally into the blue mountains where it was completed..
pathless ways is the second part of the dreamfulaudisea .. it was composed by sala and recorded and produced by xu-cero in and around the blue mountains .. mastering done by Steve Roach in the timeroom (sonoran desert) .. this work, being the second of three, picks up where the first leaves off .. like the first, it is essentially one song travelling in an unbroken stream through two movements that have been divided into nine tracks for your convenience .. total playing time is exactly one hour .. for best results put on a pair of headphones and listen undistracted from beginning to end .. (in a quiet environment a boombox at a moderate volume also works well) .. great for meditation and usable for yoga but may be too dynamic for massage .. human contributors include : ko sion whose voice appears on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7, along with the didgeredoo on tracks 3 and 4 and the mtn. dulcimer on tracks 5 and 6 -hanu goldberry whose subconscious poetry appears in tracks 5, 7, and 9 - and neanya whose bizzare fairy blurb appears near the end of track 6..other contributions made by a lesser nighthawk, a hermit thrush, a vireo, a golden crowned kinglet, a green heron, a lark sparrow, a meadow lark, 24 red winged blackbirds, 2 starlings, a white crested sparrow, a hummingbird, the waves on the shores of ifelorum, the nagga river, the heavenly rainsongs of the blue mountains appearing in tracks 3, 6, and9, and the many subtle forces that make everything possible .. "this record is dedicated to vanamali whose encouragment helped bring it and the others to life .." -sala
Reviewer: john jakes
Pathlessways is the best cd ive heard in a LONG TIME. You have to listen to the whole thing to understand it, the samples just cant convey its majesty as a whole. Its mood is deeply spiritual without being trite or cheesy, and its filled with that rare and pioneering artistic integrity present in all truely unique yet beautiful works of creation. Sadly, because they sit in the lonely heights of the music world, where few have the fire or fortune to travel, i cant say that Arundas will ever enjoy the audience size of those working the McMusic scene... But to those lucky enough to discover them: Enjoy the sublime view!
Reviewer: Viela Sparrow
Rich with vision, this beautiful work represents a lot of what I look for in music. This CD has guided me through many meditations. Music like this is hard to come by! I can't listen to just one song, I always listen to the whole CD. I truely hope to hear more from this artist.
Powerful, exotic, subtley-crafted, and broad in scope. Joyful and bright at times -- deep and dark at others. Stirring, original -- epic. Truly defies any categorization. My first listen created a powerful experience. Finally -- a real breath of fresh air. Highly worthy of a wide audience!
the ebb and flow of this albulm has brought me on many multideminsional journies. everytime i sit down to listen again, i am taken to a new place. The music guides me, and at times follows me into different realms. an unbelievalbe masterpeice.
Reviewer: Don Ponasai
Immense themes, beautifully concieved, dynamic and varied, crossing a wide expance of moods. A deeply imaginative and moving work. A must have for mystics and passionate listeners.