Spiritual

Abdul Wadud – By Myself

Style: Free-Improvisation, Chamber-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz

Vibes: Contemplative, Searching, Autumnal, Intimate, Elegant, Free, Spiritual, Meditative, Bittersweet, Mysterious, Hypnotic, Passionate, Pastoral

Instrumentation: Cello

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Solo, Instrumental, Sparse

Milford Graves with Arthur Doyle & Hugh Glover – Children of the Forest

Styles: Free Improvisation, Free Jazz

Vibes: Kinetic, Ritualistic, Free, Ecstatic, Earthy, Passionate, Forest, Tribal, Spiritual, Adventure, Intense, Intertwined, Responsive

Musical Qualities: Polyrhythmic, Percussive, Improvisation, Acoustic, Atonal, Complex, Dissonant, Extended Technique, Home Recording, Instrumental, Polyphonic

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Five: In the Garden

Style: Free Jazz, Creative Music, Liberation Music, Jazz Poetry, Spiritual Jazz

Vibe: Passionate, Rootsy, Poetic, Storytelling, Rebellious, Compassionate, Intertwined, Haunting, Spiritual, Driving, Communal, Triumphant, Sad, Powerful

Themes: Ancestry, History, Feminism, Trauma, Memory, Black Liberation, Identity, Death

Musical Qualities: Suite, Thematic, Graphic Score, Improvisation, Spoken Word, Complex, Group Vocals

Brötzmann, Bekkas, Drake – Catching Ghosts

Style: Gnawa, Spiritual Jazz, Free Improvisation

Vibes: Ritualistic, Earthy, Communal, Groovy, Hypnotic, Ecstatic, Triumphant, Uplifting

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Acoustic, Percussive, Chants, Rhythmic, Repetitive, Live

Instrumentation: Guimbri, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Percussion

Xylouris White – The Forest in Me

Style: Free-Folk, Cretan Folk Music

Vibe: Mysterious, Cinematic, Brooding, Meditative, Eerie, Forest, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Instrumental, Improvisation

Instrumentation: Lute, Drums, Violin

Alabaster DePlume – Come With Fierce Grace

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Progressive Jazz

Vibe: Polyvocal, Communal, Uplifting, Warm, Triumphant, Flowing, Driving, Groovy, Raw, Hypnotic, Reflective, Colorful, Spiritual, Rebellious, Compassionate

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Thematic, Polyphonic, Dub, Suite, Loose, Rhythmic, Percussive, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Analogue Recording

Instrumentation: Tenor Sax, Electric Guitar, Synthesizers, Electric Bass, Multiple Drummers, Tabla, Upright Bass, Cello, Group Vocals, Piano, Percussion

Natalie Rose LeBrecht – Holy Prana Open Game

eaturing Mick Turner, Jim White & David Hackner

Style: Neoclassical New Age

Vibe: Celestial, Flowing, Cosmic, Healing, Ethereal, Heartfelt, Sombre, Spiritual, Longing, Meditative

Instrumentation: Vocals, Synthesizers, Piano, Electric Guitar, Drums, Woodwinds, EWI

Carlos Niño & Friends – (I’m just) Chillin’, On Fire

with Josh Johnson, André 3000, Deantoni Parks, Jamael Dean, Jamire Williams, Adam Rudolph, Aaron Shaw, Laraaji, Kamasi Washsington, Sibusile Xaba, Mia Doi Tod, Woo, Photay, Surya Botofasina & others

Style: “Spiritual Improvisational Space Collage”, Ambient Jazz, New Age

Vibe: Ethereal, Communal, Utopian, Meditative, Playful, Exploratory, Soothing, Conscious, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Collage, Beats, Collective Improvisation, Sampling, Lush, Spoken Word

Agriculture – Agriculture

featuring Pauline Lay, Patrick Shiroishi, Nick Levine

Style: Ecstatic Black Metal, Blackgaze

Vibe: Triumphant, Cathartic, Passionate, Uplifting, Intense, Spiritual, Oceanic, Epic, Ecstatic, Nature, Raw, Uplifting

Irreversible Entanglements – Protect Your light

Style: Liberation Music, Jazz Poetry, Spiritual Jazz

Vibes: Uplifting, Polyvocal, Intertwined, Triumphant, Meditative, Driving, Spiritual, Rebellious, Political, Warm, Conscious, Poetic, Liberation

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Polyrhythmic, Acoustic, Polyphonic, Progressive, Thematic, Ostinato

Monypeny + Meanstreetz – The Beating Stutter of Hope

Style: Free Improvisation, Psychedelic Noise, Drone

Vibe: Ritualistic, Hypnotic, Spiritual, Desert, Nocturnal, Eerie, Meditative, Sombre

Musical Qualities: Noisy, Improvisation, Droney

Instrumentation: Drums, Electric Guitar, Shaahi Baaja

Lankum – False Lankum

Style: Irish Folk, Dark Folk, Avant-Folk, Acoustic Drone

Vibe: Haunting, Sombre, Rootsy, Storytelling, Ominous, Melancholy, Dark, Death, Intense, Ritualistic, Spiritual

Anahita – Tourmaline

Fursaxa & Helena Espvall

Style: Free Folk, Drone

Vibe: Ritualistic, Medieval, Nocturnal, Forest, Exploratory, Mysterious, Mystical, Religious, Occult, Cosmic, Witchy

Musical Qualities: Droney, Improvisation, Acoustic, Loops, Slow, Choral

Oregon – Music of Another Present Era

LP, Vanguard, 1972 featuring Colin Walcott, Ralph Towner, Glen Moore, and Paul McCandless Style: Ecstatic Chamber-Music, Raga-Jazz Vibe: Flowing, Ethereal, Searching, Bright, Airy, Intertwined, Soothing, Spiritual, Spring, Elegant Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Virtuosic, Raga, Lush, Thematic Improvisation, Progressive, Melodic Instrumentation: Classical Guitar, Tabla, Oboe, Sitar, Upright Bass, Piano, English Horn, Mridangam, Violin, Flute, Percussion, 12-String Guitar, …

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Black Ox Orkestar – Nisht Azoy

Style: Klezmer, Chamber-Folk, Balkan Folk Music

Moods: Sombre, Passionate, Mournful, Intertwined, Cathartic, Reflective, Rootsy, Dark, Spiritual

Instrumentation: Clarinet, Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Mandolin, Saz, Cymbalom, Percussion

Asher Gamedze – Turbulence and Pulse

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Cape Jazz, Progressive Jazz

Moods: Triumphant, Driving, Communal, Political, Uplifting, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Rhythmic, Thematic, Acoustic, Improvisation, Percussive, Progressive, Spoken Word

Bill Fay Group – Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Dream Folk, Chamber Pop

Moods: Ethereal, Tender, Apocalyptic, Spiritual, Contemplative, Cosmic, Christian, Raw, Existential, Melancholy, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Loose, Atmospheric, Sparse, Improvisation

Daniel Higgs – Say God

Style: Mystical Folk, Devotional Poetry, New Age

Moods: Poetic, Mystical, Devotional, Spiritual, Meditative, Surreal, Eccentric, Cosmic, Ecstatic, Utopian

Musical Qualities: Mantra, Spoken Word, Acoustic, Sparse, Improvisation

Instrumentation: Voice, Banjo, Sruti Box, Harmonium

Ravi Shankar – Chants of India

Produced by George Harrison

Style: Vedic Chants, Hindustani Classical Music

Vibe: Devotional, Meditative, Nocturnal, Spiritual, Peaceful, Ritualistic, Reflective, Soothing, Ecstatic, Hypnotic, Intricate, Psychedelic

Instrumentation: Group Vocals, Sitar, Autoharp, Strings (Viola, Violin, Cello), Flute, Tabla, Veena, Mridangam, Morsing, Tamboura, Harp, Santoor, Acoustic Guitar, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone

Sonny Sharrock – Black Woman

featuring Milford Graves, Linda Sharrock, Sirone & Dave Burrell

Style: Free Jazz, Jazz Fission

Vibe: Ecstatic, Cathartic, Anthemic, Spiritual, Ritualistic, Kinetic, Communal

Musical Qualities: Thematic, Loose, Collective Improvisation, Dynamic

Folk Music & Songs from the Middle East

Style: Lebanese Folk

Moods: Communal, Passionate, Spiritual, Rootsy, Devotional, Ecstatic, Desert, Nocturnal, Intertwined

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Modal, Microtonal, Percussive

Instrumentation: Oud, Group Vocals, Naye, Rabab, Derbake

Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version

Style: Drone-Doom

Vibe: Deep, Claustrophobic, Lethargic, Meditative, Heavy, Visceral, Earthy, Apocalyptic, Focused, Spiritual, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Slow, Fuzzy, Riffs, Dense, Repetitive, Minimalistic, Atmospheric, Droney, Instrumental

Ravi Shankar – Six Ragas

Style: Hindustani Classical Music

Moods: Ecstatic, Joyful, Meditative, Spiritual, Warm, Flowing, Energetic, Hypnotic

Musical Qualities: Raga, Improvisation, Acoustic, Percussive, Microtonal

Arthur Blythe – Blythe Spirit

featuring Abdul Wadud, Fred Hopkins, Amina Claudine Myers, Steve McCall

Style: Avant-Garde Jazz

Moods: Colorful, Triumphant, Energetic, Spiritual,

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Tuba, Cello, Drums, Upright Bass, Organ, Electric Guitar, Piano

Derek Monypeny – Cibola

Style: “Desert Continuum”, Psychedelic Drone, Free Improvisation, Avant-Folk

Moods: Desert, Ritualistic, Spiritual, Meditative, Hallucinogenic, Nocturnal

Musical Qualities: Droney, Electro-acoustic, Solo Improvisation, Noisy, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Shahi Baaja, Electric Guitar, Autoharp

Jon Hassell – Vernal Equinox

featuring Nana Vasconcelos, David Rosenboom, Bill Winant, Miguel Frasconi, & Nicholas Kilbourn

Style: Fourth World, Ambient Jazz, Tribal Ambient

Moods: Mysterious, Tropical, Ethereal, Exploratory, Hypnotic, Impressionistic, Meditative, Soothing, Focused, Warm, Surreal, Woozy, Aquatic

Billy Hart – Enchance

featuring Buster Williams, Dewey Redman, Dave Holland, Oliver Lake, Eddie Henderson, Don Pullen & Thabo Michael Carvin

Style: Jazz-Fission, Spiritual Jazz, Post-Bop

Moods: Exploratory, Forest, Spiritual, Nocturnal, Triumphant, Communal, Energetic, Free, Knotty, Intertwined, Mysterious, Spontaneous

Musical Qualities: Polyphonic, Collective Improvisation, Ostinato, Acoustic, Complex, Dense, Progressive, Technical

Byard Lancaster – It’s Not Up to Us

featuring Sonny Sharrock

Style: Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Airy, Searching, Peaceful, Hypnotic, Warm, Spring, Uplifting, Devotional

Instrumentation: Flute, Electric Guitar, Congas, Drums, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Alto Saxophone

Bobby Brown: Live

Style: Mystical Folk, Outsider Songwriter, New Age

Moods: Spiritual, Uplifting, Warm, Beach, Mystical, Nature, Summer

Musical Qualities: Homemade Instruments, Acoustic, Lo-Fi, Live Recording

Chef Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…

featuring Ghost Face Killer, RZA, Method Man, GZA, Inspektah Deck, Cappachino, Master Killa, Nas,

Style: Hip-Hop [East Coast / Gangsta / Boom Bap]

Moods: Cinematic, Confident, Urban, Spiritual, Storytelling, Aggressive, Hedonistic

Musical Qualities: Sampling, Beats, Suite, Lyrical

The Incredible String Band – Changing Horses

Style: Mystical Folk, Progressive Folk

Moods: Whimsical, Spiritual, Spring, Theatric, Earthy, Eccentric, Pastoral, Communal, Intertwined, Poetic, Mystical

Instrumentation: Choral Vocals, Flute, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Guimbri, Sarang, Electric Bass, Piano, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion, Vibraphone, Organ, Kazoo, Chinese Banjo, Sitar, Mandolin

Black Renaissance – Body, Mind & Spirit

Style: Jazz-Funk, Spiritual Jazz, Abstract Groove

Moods: Communal, Ceremonial, Celebratory, Triumphant, Afrocentric, Ritualistic, Groovy, Spiritual, Passionate

Musical Qualities: Ostinato, Thematic Improvisation, Suite, Rhythmic, Spoken Word

Planet TR – Let the Cosmos Ring

Style: Free Folk, Mystical Folk

Moods: Cosmic, Meandering, Exploratory, Ritualistic, Spiritual, Spacey, Communal, Haunting, Hypnotic, Meditative, Murky, Mystical, Raw, Eerie

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lo-Fi, Improvisation, Repetitive, Percussive, Home Recording, Slow, Dissonant, Spoken Word

Pelt – Ayahuasca

Style: Free Folk, Appalachian Dhrupad, Psychedelic Drone, American Primitive

Moods: Ritualistic, Meditative, Spiritual, Rural, Hallucinogenic, Eerie, Mysterious, Rootsy, Woods

Musical Qualities: Droney, Acoustic, Noisy, Dissonant, Improvisation

Instrumentation: Banjo, Hurdy Gurdy, Acoustic Guitar, Esraj, Tanpura, Bowls, Fiddle, Concertina, Chord Organ, Cymbals

The No-Neck Blues Band – First Kingdom of the Ghost

Style: Ritual Psych, Free Rock

Moods: Primordial, Haunting, Ritualistic, Murky, Communal, Abstract, Mysterious, Tribal, Raw, Cathartic, Visceral

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Lo-Fi, Noisy, Percussive, Droney, Jams

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

Style: Jazz (Spiritual, Avant-Garde, Folk), Modern Creative, Spirituals

Moods: Spiritual, Storytelling, Passionate, Reflective, Intertwined, Rootsy, Warm, Uplifting, Poetic, Communal

Musical Qualities: Suite, Progressive, Acoustic, Collage, Complex, Dense, Conducted Improvisation, Thematic,

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Group Vocals, Wordspeak, Operatic Vocals, Piano, Trumpet, Upright Bass, Drums

Jakob Battick – To Be Born Again & Again

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Cosmic Country, Dream Folk

Moods: Contemplative, Peaceful, Spiritual, Existential, Flowing, Soothing, Ethereal, Road Trip, Cosmic, Dreamy

Musical Qualities: Lush, Slow, Lyrical, Acoustic, Vocal Harmonies

Jon Hassell – Dream Theory in Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)

Style: Fourth World, Tribal Ambient, Psychedelic Tape Music, Senoi Folk Music

Moods: Aquatic, Dreamy, Spiritual, Tribal, Hypnotic, Surreal, Exploratory

Musical Qualities: Electro-Acoustic, Atmospheric, Percussive, Dub, Field Recordings, Instrumental, Repetition

The Charles Lloyd Quartet – Journey Within

Style: Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Sunny, Warm, Flowing, Bright, Spiritual, Searching

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Improvisation, Modal, Instrumental, Live

Instrumentation: Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Drums, Piano, Upright Bass

Bola Sete – Ocean

Style: Guitar Soli, Brazilian Classical Music, Folk

Musical Qualities: Aquatic, Soothing, Meditative, Intricate, Mellow, Searching, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Instrumental, Soft, Technical, Solo

Instrumentation: Nylon String Guitar

Mandingo Griot Society

Styles: Griot Music, Mande Music, Afro-Jazz

Moods: Uplifting, Earthy, Sunny, Communal, Dance, Joyful, Passionate, Peaceful, Playful, Ritualistic, Spiritual, Warm, Tribal, Utopian

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Polyrhythmic, Acoustic, Melodic, Technical

Mako Sica – Ronda

Style: Psychedelic Jazz, Free-Psych, Post-Rock

Moods: Ritualistic, Mysterious, Serpentine, Nocturnal, Exploratory, Desert, Moody, Spiritual, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Thematic, Collective Improvisation, Atmospheric, Rhythmic

Instrumentation: Drums, Tabla, Electric Piano, Chants, Trumpet, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Electric Bass, Harmonica, Gong, Cello, Upright Bass, Flute, Organ, Piano, Bells, Teponaztli, Tambourine, Viola

Albert Ayler – Revelations

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Free Jazz

Moods: Ecstatic, Uplifting, Anthemic, Passionate, Energetic, Bittersweet, Cathartic, Chaotic, Cosmic, Flowing, Free, Heartfelt, Joyful, Kinetic, Love, Spiritual, Tender

Musical Qualities: Thematic, Collective Improvisation, Acoustic, Extended Technique, Live Performance

Charles Lloyd – Forest Flower

featuring Jack DeJohnnette, Cecil McBee & Keith Jarret

Style: Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Spring, Flowing, Mellow, Spiritual, Warm

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Improvisation, Thematic, Live, Technical

Brother Malachi Favors Magoustous – Natural & Spiritual

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Modern Creative

Moods: Ritualistic, Spiritual, Devotional, Passionate, Mysterious

Musical Qualities: Solo Improvisation, Percussive, Acoustic, Sparse, Live, Lo-Fi

Instrumentation: Upright Bass, Percussion, Spoken Word

Vapour Theories – Celestial Scuzz

Style: Ritual-Psych, Drone, Dark Ambient

Moods: Nocturnal, Meditative, Mysterious, Murky, Spiritual, Hypnotic, Psychedelic, Ritualistic

Musical Qualities: Droney, Improvisation, Repetitive, Atmospheric, Instrumental

The Art Ensemble of Chicago – Bap-Tizum

Style: Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Spiritual Jazz, Free Jazz

Moods: Ritualistic, Passionate, Cathartic, Open, Colorful, Visceral, Warm, Communal, Free, Abstract, Chaotic, Exploratory, Responsive, Tribal, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Percussive, Suite, Live, Dynamic, Polyphonic, Group Vocals

Instrumentation: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Kelphorn, Bass Drum, Percussion, Saxophones (Alto, Soprano, Sopranino, Tenor, & Bass), Clarinet, Drums, Alto Flute, Conga, Vibraphone, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Log Drum, Gong, Whistle, Bass Marimba

Amani + King Vision Ultra – An Unknown Infinite

featuring E L U C I D, maassai, AKAI SOLO, Awhlee, Suede, DOOF

Style: Experimental Hip-Hop, Progressive Boom-Bap, East Coast, Jazz Rap

Moods: Philosophical, Gritty, Conscious, Urban, Cerebral, Spiritual, Confident, Futuristic, Introspective, Heartfelt, Abstract, Political, Mellow, Poetic

Natural Information Society Community Ensemble – Since Time is Gravity

Style: Organic Music, Psychedelic Jazz, Ecstatic Minimalism, Gnawa

Moods: Ritualistic, Communal, Contemplative, Meditative, Earthy, Transcendent, Psychedelic, Colorful, Soothing, Spiritual, Peaceful

Featuring Ari Brown, Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay, Mai Sugimoto, Jason Stein, Mikel Patrick Avery, Lisa Albarado, Kara Bershad, Josh Berman, and Nick Mazzarella

Van Morrison – Beautiful Vision

Style: & Influences Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Celtic Folk, New Age, Gospel

Moods: Triumphant, Mystical, Passionate, Religious, Ethereal, Grandiose, Poetic, Existential, Uplifting

Musial Qualities: Anthemic, Lush, Sleek, Catchy, Groovy, Tight

Joakim Skogsberg – Jola rota

Style: Ritual Psych, Nordic Folk, Free Folk

Feelings: Pantheistic, Ceremonial, Forest, Hypnotic, Exploratory, Earthy, Mystical, Mysterious, Rootsy, Surreal, Tribal, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Chants, Percussive, Dub Fx, Repetitive

Albert Ayler – Witches & Devils

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Free Jazz

Vibe: Passionate, Kinetic, Transcendent, Flowing, Free, Responsive, Uplifting

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Thematic, Acoustic, Dynamic, Instrumental

Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians

Style: Appalachian Folk, Piedmont Blues

Vibe: Pastoral, Rootsy, Morning, Rustic, Bright, Spiritual, Warm, Passionate, Contemplative

Musical Qualities: Solo Instrumentals, Acoustic, Melodic, Sparse, Fingerstyle

Instruments: Fiddle, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Dulcimer, Harmonica

Entheos, Vol. 2 [Moon glow radio – 06.04.23]

Blessings. Welcome to the sonic temple. These Entheos mixtapes are meant to share my version of a worship service; music I put on throughout my Sundays to help me feel closer to the Creator, the Holy Spirit, the Cosmos and the Truth behind all things. Whether drawn from religious, mystical, or secular sources, these transcendent sounds inspire devotional or ecstatic or meditative moods. Hopefully it can do the same for fellow listeners…

featuring spiritual jazz, mystical folk, ecstatic minimalism and more.

Jack Rose – Raag Manifestos

Style: Free Folk, Appalachian Raga, Piedmont Blues

Feelings: Searching, Tangled, Spiritual, Sombre, Intense, Thorny, Introspective, Cathartic, Meditative, Nature, Ominous, Mysterious, Focused, Complex, Hallucinogenic, Forest, Epic, Visceral, Jagged

Musical Qualities: Raga, Acoustic, Polyphonic, Modal, Droney, Technical, Dissonance

Angel Bat David – The Oracle

Style: Organic Beat Music, Bedroom Gospel, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Heartfelt, Raw, Sombre, Spiritual, Flowing, Passionate, Mournful, Mysterious, Haunting, Cathartic, Eclectic

Musical Qualities: Home Recording, Collage, Beats, Improvisation, Solo, Loose, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Lo-fi

Instrumentation: Clarinet, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Drums

Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio – Love is the Answer

Produced by Carlos Niño & Dexter Story; featuring production from Ras G, Sa-ra, Madlib, J Dilla, Daedelus, Georgia Anne Muldrow, etc…

Styles: Acid Jazz, Organic Beat Music, Jazz-Funk, Spiritual Jazz, Trip-Hop, Vocal Jazz

Moods: Devotional, Uplifting, Spiritual, Communal, Sunny, Warm, Passionate, Groovy, Triumphant, Conscious

Musical Qualities: Beats, Collage, Rhythmic, Eclectic

Harold Land – A New Shade of Blue

Personnel & Instrumentation:
Harold Land, Tenor Saxophone; Bobby Hutcherson, Vibes; Buster Williams, Upright Bass; Bill Henderson, Piano & Electric Piano; Billy Hart, Drums; Mtume, Conga

Om – Live

Style: Spiritual Metal, Stoner Rock, Mantra Drone, Heavy Psych

Moods: Meditative, Epic, Spiritual, Sombre, Stoned

Musical Qualities: Live, Slow, Heavy, Riffs, Chants, Repetitive, Dynamic

Medicine Singers

Featured Musicians: Joe Rainey, jaimie branch, Laraaji, Thor Harris, Ryan Olsen, Ikue Mori

Style: Algonquian & Pocasset Powwow Music, Neo-Psychedelia

Moods: Ceremonial, Communal, Cathartic, Colorful, Spiritual, Intense, Tribal, Ritualistic

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Chants, Collage, Electro-Acoustic, Rhythmic

Joe Rainey – Niineta

Style: Post-Industrial Powwow Music, Experimental Electronic

Mood: Communal, Ritualistic, Cathartic, Spiritual, Passionate, Mournful, Epic

Musical Qualities: Chants, Manipulated Vocals, Distorted, Electroacoustic, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Percussive, Noisy

Bill Callahan – Apocalypse

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Folk Rock

Moods: Road Trip, Reflective, Earthy, Observational, Deadpan, Poetic, Contemplative, Existential, Morning, Storytelling

Moor Mother – Jazz Codes

Style: Jazz Rap, Great Black Music, Experimental Hip-Hop, Future Jazz

Moods: Conscious, Surreal, Futuristic, Mystical, Uplifting, Warm, History, Cryptic, Poetic, Storytelling, Spiritual, Ethereal, Eclectic, Sombre, Summer, Political

Musical Qualities: Lush, Lyrical, Suite, Beats

Makaya McCraven – In These Times

Featured Musicians: Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, Marta Sofia Honer, etc

Styles: Orchestral Beat Music, Jazz Fusion, Spiritual Jazz

Mood: Spring, Cinematic, Warm, Uplifting, Spiritual, Groovy, Peaceful

Musical Qualities: Lush, Suite, Sampling, Rhythmic, Orchestral, Instrumental, Beats, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Black Uhuru – Black Sounds of Freedom

Style: Roots Reggae, Dub

Moods: Spiritual, Conscious, Mystical, Groovy, Warm, Uplifting, Mellow, Tropical, Nature, Political

Musical Qualities: Vocal Harmonies, Melodic, Rhythmic

African Head Charge – My Life in a Hole in the Ground

LP, On-U Sound Records (1981/2016 RE) Styles: Industrial Dub, African Folk Music, Psychedelic Electronic Moods: Mysterious, Nocturnal, Earthy, Spiritual, Surreal, Tribal, Mechanical, Dark, Hypnotic, Groovy, Exploratory, Psychedelic, Woozy Musical Qualities: Percussive, Polyrhythmic, Studio-as-an-instrument, Repetitive, Loops My Life In A Hole In The Ground by African Head Charge

Jessica Moss – Galaxy Heart

Styles: Chamber Drone, Electro-Acoustic, Free Improvisation, Post-Rock

Moods: Apocalyptic, Sombre, Cathartic, Nature, Exploratory, Spiritual, Angsty, Anthemic, Aquatic, Brooding, cathartic, Heartfelt, Mournful, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Droney, Electro-Acoustic, Thematic, Repetitive, Loops, Fuzzy

By the Fruits… You Shall Know the Roots

Style: Free Folk, Ritual Psych, Dhrupad, Tribal Ambient, Acoustic Drone, American Primitive, Weird Americana

Feelings: Ritualistic, Nocturnal, Earthy, Forest, Mystical, Eerie

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Droney, Improvisation, Raga-influenced

Shabaka – Afrikan Culture

Style: New Age, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Meditative, Devotional, Soothing, Mellow, Flowing, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Improvisation, Instrumental, Atmospheric

Instrumentation: Shakuhachi, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Harp, Flute, Synthesizers, Percussion, Kora

Popol Vuh – Agape-Agape, Love-Love

Style: Mystical Chamber Music, Neoclassical New Age, Kosmische

Feeling: Devotional, Flowing, Meditative, Ethereal, Hypnotic, Solemn, Elegant, Exploratory

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Atmospheric, Choral, Chamber

Willie Nelson – Spirit

Style: Outlaw Country, Singer/Songwriter, Flamenco-Influenced

Vibe: Tender, Breakup, Reflective, Patient, Personal, Lonely, Longing, Peaceful, Romantic, Bittersweet, Heartfelt, Intimate, Melancholy, Mellow, Sentimental, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lush, Lyric-Driven, Chamber Arrangements

Osjan – Roots

Style: Free Folk, Organic Music, Progressive Folk, Psychedelic Chamber Music

Moods: Ritualistic, Ancient, Flowing, Tribal, Earthy, Communal, Hypnotic, Intertwined, Medieval, Mysterious, Mystical, Nocturnal

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Collective Improvisation, ?Acoustic, Suite, Thematic, Progressive, Atmospheric, Repetitive

Swans – leaving meaning.

Style: Gothic Americana, Neo-Folk, Post-Rock

Moods: Brooding, Existential, Shadowy, Eerie, Sombre, Spiritual, Apocalyptic, Contemplative, Cryptic, Hypnotic, Focused, Nihilistic, Patient, Philosophical, Suspenseful

Musical Qualities: Slow, Lush, Vocal Harmonies, Repetitive, Lyrical, Droney, Rhythmic, Atmospheric

Sandy Bull – Inventions

Styles: Free-Folk, Jazz-Folk, Classical Guitar, Country Blues

Moods: Searching, Impressionistic, Hypnotic, Meditative, Exploratory, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Instrumental, Acoustic, Improvisation, Virtuosic

Alabaster DePlume – GOLD

Style: Art Pop, Spiritual Jazz, Dub Poetry, Collage Pop

Moods: Triumphant, Conversational, Uplifting, Conscious, Communal, Heartfelt, Passionate, Hypnotic, Intertwined, Intimate, Intricate, Playful, Rebellious, Love, Poetic, Reflective, Soothing, Spiritual, Warm,

Musical Qualities: Suite, Improvisation, Analogue Recording, Tape Edits, Dub Production, Sound Collage, Thematic, Polished, Catchy

Instrumentation: Saxophone, Spoken Word, Upright Bass, Drums, Group Vocals, Tabla, Synthesizers, Percussion, Guitar, Cello

Alex G – God Save the Animals

Style: Neo-Psychedelia, Singer/Songwriter, Art Pop

Moods: Uplifting, Heartfelt, Spiritual, Warm, Introspective, Wholesome, Eclectic, Colorful, Cryptic, Ethereal, Joyful, Longing, Bittersweet, Psychedelic, Sentimental, Tender

Musical Qualities: Lush, Melodic, Vocal Effects, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Catchy, Polished, Progressive

Sélène Saint-Aimé – Potomitan

Style: Avant-garde Chamber Jazz, Afro-Carribean Jazz, Gwoka

Moods/Themes: Ancestry, Ritualistic, Meditative, Hypnotic, Communal, Rootsy, Poetic, Sombre, Elegant, Flowing, Warm, Mystical

Musical Qualities: Polyrhythmic, Percussive, Acoustic, Repetitive, Improvisation, Technical

Instrumentation: Upright Bass, Bèlè Drum, Ka Drum, Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Cello, Violin

Land of Kush – Against the Day

Land of Kush’ Against the Day is a passionate, adventurous & rebellious masterpiece of mystical electrified big-band compositions, inspired by the surreal novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon. Bilocal oudist & composer Osama Shalabi (Montreal/Cairo) bravely leads this 20+ member orchestra through a progressive suite of long form arrangements that synthesize sounds of spiritual jazz, Arabic folk & experimental rock into a sound that’s overwhelmingly unique and gripping.

Rich Ruth – I Survived, It’s Over

Style: Kosmische Jazz, Progressive Electronic, New Age

Vibe: Healing, Cosmic, Warm, Ethereal, Colorful, Uplifting, Spiritual, Exploratory, Heartfelt, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Repetitive, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Atmospheric, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Upright Bass, Saxophone, Electric Guitar, Drums, Flute, Harp

John Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders – Live in Seattle

Style: Free Jazz, Spiritual Jazz

Vibe: Apocalyptic, Intense, Transcendent, Epic, Cosmic, Bombastic, Chaotic, Complex, Exploratory, Energetic, Serpentine, Powerful, Passionate, Triumphant, Spiritual, Heavy

Musical Qualities: Dense, Dissonant, Polyphonic, Collective Improvisation, Acoustic, Live Recording, Extended Technique, Progressive, Technical

Ghost – Hypnotic Underworld

Style: Prog, Psych Rock, Acid Folk

Vibe: Epic, Mysterious, Ancient, Eclectic, Suspenseful, Spiritual, Retro

Musical Qualities: Progressive, Odd Time Signatures, Riffs, Atmospheric, Complex

Sun City Girls – Torch of the Mystics

Style: Free Psych, Experimental Rock, Surf, Arabic Folk

Vibe: Desert, Mystical, Manic, Ritualistic, Tribal, Surreal, Eccentric, Playful, Psychedelic, Spiritual, Eclectic, Raw

Musical Qualities: Riffs, Dissonant, Fuzzy, Dynamic, Improvisation

Daevid Allen – Now is the Happiest Time of Your Life

Style: Cosmic Folk, Psych Rock, Space Ambient

Vibe: Cosmic, Whimsical, Surreal, Bright, Sunny, Mystical, Mythic, Poetic, Uplifting

Qualities: Atmospheric, Conceptual, Eclectic

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizers, Spoken Word, Tabla, Flute, Violin, Harp, Drums, Slide Guitar

George Duke – The Inner Source

Style: Jazz Fusion, Cosmic Jazz-Funk

Vibe: Spacey, Sunny, Warm, Spiritual, Uplifting

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Groovy, Instrumental, Melodic

Alan Braufman – Live in New York City, February 8, 1975

Style: Spiritual Jazz

Vibe: Communal, Ritualistic, Triumphant, Adventure, Searching, Devotional, Spiritual, Hypnotic, Epic

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Acoustic Instrumentation, Progressive Structures, Thematic, Polyrhythmic, Percussive, Dense, Complex, Suite, Live Recording, Chant

Matana Roberts / Pat Thomas – The Truth

Style: Free Jazz

Vibe: Spiritual, Conversational, Searching, Abstract, Intertwined

Musical Qualities: Duo Improvisation, Dynamic, Instrumental, Acoustic, Loose, Live Recording, Repetition, Dissonant, Improvised Minimalism

Kahil El’Zabar’s America the Beautiful

Vibe: Anthemic, Communal, Uplifting, Colorful, Celebratory, Spiritual, Mournful, Healing, Bittersweet

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Thematic, Percussive, Acoustic, Lush, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Percussion, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Cello, Upright Bass, Violin, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, String Quartet

Style: Spiritual Jazz

500mg – Apocatastisis

Style: Hermetic Folk, Free Folk, Ritual Psych

Vibe: Ritualistic, Nocturnal, Hallucinogenic, Mysterious, Hazy, Hermetic, Hypnotic, Introspective

Musical Qualities: Droney, Acoustic, Atmospheric, Instrumental, Percussive

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Sitar, Tabla, Violin

Flower / Corsano / Bejnowski – The Count Visits

Style: Free Improvisation, Noise Rock

Vibe: Cathartic, Hypnotic, Visceral, Ferocious, Aggressive, Spiritual, Intense

Other Qualities: Noisy, Collective Improvisation, Dense, Driving, Loose, Heavy

Instrumentation: Japan Banjo, Drums, Electric Bass