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30 de ago. de 2011

Andreas Vollenweider "Caverna Mágica" (1983) by Carlos

Gosto muito de receber sugestões e sempre as sigo (até parece,rs) e aí procuro, busco discos raros e consegui por muitas vezes realizar sonhos de frequentadores amigos e seguidores desta bagunça que chamamos de alcatéia.

Numa destas recebi vários links do Andreas que tem um história de amor e ódio terrível por causa do dístico "new age"; o que ao meu ver no caso dele não se encaixa prq ele é um puta de um músico e navega numa seara muito sutil e difícil de se navegar.

Resolvi postar o primeiro que tenho e segundo dele, é uma viagem realmente pra quem precisa dar uma espairecida; experimente pra ver se não é caso ainda não tenha o devido conhecimento e depois me diga.

"Caverna Magica is the second studio album by New Age artist Andreas Vollenweider, released in 1983. It is almost entirely instrumental. It was the direct followup to Vollenweider's breakthrough album, "Behind the Gardens."

The album opens with the sound of a man and woman walking and talking (though the words can't be discerned) and then stumbling into an echoing cave and reacting with awe. The sound of dripping water in the cave turns into the rhythm of the music that fades in at this point.

While the album originally stood on its own, in 1990 it and the preceding and subsequent albums (Behind the Gardens and White Winds) were re-released as a two-CD set entitled "Trilogy," suggesting they collectively constituted a single musical entity.

The full titles of the first two albums lend credence to the suggestion that the three albums are thematically connected. The full title of the first album is "Behind the Gardens—Behind the Wall—Under the Tree..."The ellipsis at the end suggests a continuation.

The full title of the next album is "Caverna Magica (...Under the Tree—In the Cave...)"

The first ellipsis, followed by the repetition of "Under the Tree" from the first album title, clearly indicates a continuation.
The second ellipsis suggests another continuation, which would turn out to be "White Winds (Seeker's Journey)."
The last track on the White Winds album is entiled "Trilogy (At The White Magic Gardens) & The White Winds".

The title of the first album "is like giving someone directions: "You will find us behind The Garden, behind The Wall, under The Tree...", Vollenweider is quoted as saying on his official web site,

The title of the second album apparently indicates a continuation of those directions: Under the tree you'll find a magic cavern. This magic cavern could be a metaphor for the recording site.

This is borne out by the rest of the Vollenweider quote: "Recording this album we worked completely cut off from the world, in the cellars of the Sinus Studios in Bern (capital of Vollenweider's native Switzerland), which are more than 300 years old. In the shelter of this creative "womb", it was easy to lose track of time and space."Sinus, where all three albums were recorded, "was a small, underground studio," stated an article in the April 2003 edition of Mojo magazine, quoted at "It was entered by wooden shutters in the pavement above, which gave the impression of entering a crypt."

The names of some tracks on the album ("Mandragora," "Belladonna," and "Geastrum Coronatum") refer to exotic plants that have medicinal, poisonous and hallucinogenic properties - the sort of plants one might expect to find in a cave, particularly a magic cave.

They are also the sort of plants one might associate with Sinus Studios, which by Vollenweider's time there already was associated with the Swiss psychedelia scene and Swiss rock. In 1972 it had been the recording site of the album "Seven Up," a collaboraton between space rock band Ash Ra Tempel and drug-culture figure Timothy Leary.

Any relationship between Caverna Magica track titles and Sinus Studios' history could be entirely coincidental. Vollenweider's official site quotes him as saying the album "was truly like an expedition into the deep realm of this music.

The comparison with cave explorers perfectly describes our experience: beyond every corner, in every new corridor, we found unknown spaces. For us, it was as if nobody before us had ever set foot in this territory - an indescribable feeling

Andreas Vollenweider - Vocals, Harp, Keyboards, Guzheng, Flute
Erdal Kızılçay - Keyboards, Oud
Walter Keiser - Drums
Andi Pupato - Percussion
Roger Bonnot- Sound effects
Corin Curschellas - Voices
Darryl Pitt - Photography
David Alan Kogut - Art DirectionTrack listing

All music by Andreas Vollenweider.

1."Caverna Magica"
3."Lunar Pond"
4."Schajah Saretosh"
5."Sena Stanjéna?"
9."Con Chiglia"
10."Geastrum Coronatum"
11."La Paix Verde"