Wizards

by J D Emmanuel

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Gio Makyo
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Gio Makyo I've always loved the music of Terry Riley, but one album in particular -- the live recording Persian Surgery Dervishes, from 1972 -- had this smoky, spellbinding vibe that was utterly unique, even Riley himself never made another album which captured that same sound as well.

Well, here's J.D. Emmanuel, who also clearly loved that sound, with a deep, hypnotic album -- from 1982! -- that's all meditative, muted modal keyboard improv over pulsing, shifting loops. It goes deep down the rabbit-hole uncovered by Riley's late-night explorations... and is just as good. Burn some incense and let this sound wash over you.
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Up there with the best meditative musings...originally released in 1982 it shows no diminishing ravages of time, I think...because it is essentially timeless and of all time.
Chuck Pee
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Chuck Pee it's just very good minimal trancey music made with synths
dublab
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dublab J D Emmanuel is one of the sweetest and most genuine artists we have ever encountered. His elevated, creative consciousness is a magnet for bright minds and ears. This album, originally released in 1982, will help you climb higher into the cosmic canopy. Favorite track: Expanding Into the Universe.
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Throughout the ages there have been special people whose magical powers and unique relations to the Universe set them apart as wondrous. This album is an electronic meditation to bring the listener within that beautiful realm.

Included in the downloads are the two bonus tracks on the
CD.

This was my second album published by North Star Productions.

credits

released October 1, 1982

Performed and recorded by J D Emmanuel in his home studio using a CrumarTraveler-1 organ, Yamaha SK-20 Symphonic Ensemble, 3 Sequential Circuits Pro-Ones with a DeltaLab DL-2 digital delay.

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J D Emmanuel Shenandoah, Texas

I am J D Emmanuel. My music is designed to enhance deep meditative, or altered states, to allow the listener to personally connect to the Creator of All that exists in the Universe, ie, our Source of Being. My music style is to first create a foundation using cyclic, poly rhythmic music, then build several layers of improvised leads and rhythms that allows you to transcend time and space. ... more

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