Walk the path of the mystic through medieval landscapes expertly crafted in this powerful album from Grammy® nominee Al Conti.
A new album by Grammy-nominee Al Conti holds the promise of transporting us to another place and time. With this artful, sweeping blend, Conti leads us to explore the eternal, while inspiring the mystic within us all to embrace our surroundings and live a conscious life. Ideal for creating a relaxing and meditative space, MYSTIC begins with the tolling of distant bells calling us to introspection. In addition to this dramatic title track, another eight compositions feature the captivating medieval sounds of chant, udu, hurdy gurdy, cittern, lutes, violins, lush electric guitars by Jeff Pearce, haunting harps by Pamela Copus (2002) and alluring ambient vocals from Charlee Brooks (David Arkenstone).
released October 7, 2016
All titles composed, arranged and performed by Al Conti.
“Pilgrimage” and “Devotion” loosely based on traditional music, arranged and adapted by Al Conti.
Additional programming and keyboards: Ricky Kej & Vanil Veigas.
Additional arrangements: Ricky Kej.
Monks choral and Charlee Brooks’ vocal arrangements: Al Conti.
Charlee Brooks: vocals (tracks 1, 9); Jeff Pearce: electric guitars (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 9); Pamela Copus: harp (track 6); Jenevieve D’Silva: ghatam (tracks 1, 5), cajon (tracks 7, 8), assorted percussion (tracks 2, 4); Karthik K.: mridangam (track 1), tabla (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9); Butto: flute (tracks 1, 4); Ricky Kej: harmonium (track 2); Vanil Veigas: santoor (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9); Manoj George: violin (tracks 2, 3, 5); Varsha Kej: darbuka (track 8); Ganesh Mathur: esraj (track 9); The Oxford Court Monk Choir (track 1).
Al Conti’s private studio in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Raveolution Studios, Bangalore, India.
Rusk Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Galactic Playground Music, Plano, Texas, USA.
The Outer Circle Studio, West Point, Indiana, USA.
Randy Copus, Ricky Kej, Jeff Pearce, Jill Tengan, Vanil Veigas.
Mastered at: Raveolution Studios, Bangalore, India. Engineer: Vanil Veigas.
Studio coordination and management (India): Varsha Kej.
Produced by Al Conti.
Associate Producer: Ricky Kej.
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