I am pleased to announce that the double hElyxir album Bird of Prayer is now available!
For those not yet aware, double hElyxir is the ongoing musical collaboration between artist Chandrika Steinhardt and myself. This latest album has had a long slow gestation (2015-18), initially starting as playful remixes of our first album Bird of Prayer; then evolving into strange creatures of their own. Without going deep into a technical explanation of what happened, broadly speaking Chandrika guided the creation of these songs much like a movie director, while I got very nerdy with experimental audio engineering ideas. We hope it is an album that can be both ok for having on in the background, or for an intensely-detailed close listen, with many ‘Easter eggs’ throughout.
The album was mastered by our good friend Simon Floth. Interestingly, Simon came up with an alternative song order. The version we we decided on was based upon thematic decisions, whereas Simon came up with an order based upon building energy. You may like to try it out:
You Are Beautiful
Call to Prayer
Meteor Shower Redreamed
In the Heart of Consciousness
Flying to the Valley of the Moon
By Stars We Are