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Deborah Martin’s passion is to visualize and create music that takes each listener on a journey through time and space, exploring the depths of thematic composition through the process of creative layering of structured studio recorded compositions and live recordings of instruments, blending them into a world of ambient electronic expression.

The synergy and depth of the sounds and the “stillness” in the layers that you can hear in her collaboration with Jill Haley combines the electronic music with woodwind instruments. There is something very magical about the serenity of nature, and Jill has connected her music with the spirit of the wilderness. Jill observes, “To hear the music that dwells in all of us, one must go into the quiet for the sound to emerge. Only when we have space and silence, can the music be heard.”

Treat your ears to the wonder of nature expressed with these musical instruments. The balanced woodwind dimension, Oboe, English horn, concert flute, infused with Taos drums and various percussion, is so smooth and delicate. I love woodwind instrumental atmospherics, but the electronica (Yamaha Motif; Roland V-synth GT; Roland Integra; Spectrasonics Omnisphere) is what makes this soaring expression complete.

Into the Quiet is the second album from Deborah Martin and Jill Haley, to me the sound builds upon and expands their natural combination of intricate, gentle and vivid listening soundcraft. In places, it feels like visiting a different time, hence my earlier reference to medieval futurism.

This is a very rewarding experience for listeners, full of sparkling details and tiny interesting places with sounds that say more than words can capture. All of the best things of classical music and the fine arts are present here, the aesthetics and creative expression, ample beauty and meaningfulness, evoking great imaginative intellect, while always demonstrating great skill and accomplishment.

In reviewing their first album, The Silence of Grace, my thoughts were immediately guided into the wonderment of the wilderness. Being outdoors and connecting with Mother Nature is probably as close to heaven as you can possibly get on this Earth. Each track contains the synergy of the woodwinds and electronics, interpreting the peace that can be experienced in natural settings, such as forests, parks and by waterways. Into The Quiet delves deeply into the vastness of empty spaces filled with sounds of the adoration of the Earth, seeking an understanding of natural phenomena, and finding commonalities between all living things, things that are best studied as a whole.

Reflective, harmonious, evoking a feeling of graceful repose, this music is about the time of the sacred, visiting places we all desire in our minds or our souls to seek stillness and revel in the contemplative movements of such. This is when we can receive revelations of self, when we enter into the quiet repose of our very being. I may have discovered a world of medieval futurism, combining dry colorful woodwinds and deep intricate synth atmospherics.

I find that this music feels like visiting a different era, full of sparkling details and tiny interesting places with some sounds that say something more than I can convey in words. In my imagination there is a foreshadowing, maybe I will one day find an opera that is set in the wilderness? What I hear is the sound of intuitive understanding, ability, awareness, expertise, grasp, familiarity, knowledge, understanding, experience, discipline, a certain mystical wisdom to the elusive existential question of our very existence. Into the Quiet is a gentle pleasure to listen to.

Deborah reflects that compared to the first album, The Silence of Grace, “These musical compositions and arrangements, while somewhat similar with the use of the English horn, Oboe, synth keyboards, electronics and varied percussion, are actually quite different in scope with the subtleties in the arrangements and the use of “space” between the sounds; diving much deeper into the layering and structure with simple “tactile” use of audio.”

Deborah Martin is known for her mastery of subtlety and the essence of understatement, creating richly textured and highly emotive musical sojourns that always takes the listener on a journey. I love the way she can combine scenic melodies, rich symphonic sounds and rhythmic structures to recreate the delicate balance of life in its many surroundings.

“This is such a fantastic time in our history to explore and experience new technology, books, ideas, and the music will be vital in stimulating the mind to open to all realms of possibilities… Our individual sensitivities to the world around us and respect of nature and the outdoors supports that creative sensibility — I think we work very well together and am excited about this project.”

Jill Haley is an oboist, English horn player, pianist and composer who visits National Parks in the United States, often as an Artist-in-Residence, and composes music about the park while living there. She is an accomplished symphonic orchestra player, teacher, and church musician. Some of the parks she has created music in and about include Montana’s Glacier National Park; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Badlands National Park, South Dakota; Wrangell/St. Elias National Park, Alaska; Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico; and Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Her listening catalog includes The Canyons and Mesas of Bandelier, The Winds of Badlands, Zion and Bryce Canyon Soundscapes, Glacier Soundscapes, The Waters of Glacier, Mesa Verde Soundscapes, and National Park Soundscapes.

The cover art of Into the Quiet has a bold anachronistic look, a hole in the tree canopy exposes a forest behind the curtain, and the sunshine is gloriously pouring down into a place where light is rare. We are somewhere below the surface looking up into the sky through a tear in the fabric of classicism.

The opening track is “Sleeping Giants” (4:35). Emerging from the caves down below, I hear the musical breathing of the gargantuan ones, and the voice of nature. Tumult and chaos stop and a reprieve is granted. I remember strange stories of knights, riding through the mists of time, on a quest. Now I hear rustling water sounds, a distant windy beach? The feeling is sad and wonderful at the same time. The resting giants moan softly but since they are so big for a moment the floor almost vibrates.

Swirling, twirling, weightless, we recognize it’s fine to be powerless. With a clear sharp sustained ting, perhaps signaling the breaking dawn amongst the spheres, the next track evokes in me the thought of a vertiginous ride. “Falling Away From the Earth” (6:22), exiting the planetary orbit proves to be a smooth ride, the restful harmonious mood sustains and gently advances the peaceful and easy feeling, bringing deeper medieval colors and embellishments. Perhaps time is sustained, or suspended, or that time is open, think of flowing water, slow and calm, forming into columns and large shapes.

Silence the daily noise to gain awareness of what exists in the quiet.

Imagine a mountain forest spa for your ears, calm and refreshing, always curious, carefully exploring the peaceful mint shadows, discovering expanding vistas and the sound of distant calling cranes and the hidden woodpeckers, with whirling circles and swirling flights, weaving waves and drones, gently remembering to slow down. “Into the Quiet” (8:32). I hear two artists sounding like a large flock of musical birds with many voices, intricately weaving indigo and crimson and the tones of night, releasing the need to control and sink into the quiet. A perfect dawn soundtrack, warm pools in the forest and the perfect spice of electronica, new machines throbbing and glowing nicely, flowing warmth expanding and breathing, runs and relays realization relaxation rolling on flows.
The ambient can be a gentle place with healing powers, “Reaching the Ambient” (4:23) feels like we are all opening into new worlds, flowing like water and shadows, always uplifting with a sense of support and security. Now we have arrived, ringing and celebrating, joyful soaring and cello vibrations.

Humans and nature have lived together for thousands and thousands of years. Each natural object was carefully placed as if Mother Nature had a specific outcome in mind. A safe place is where someone can feel relaxed and find peace. Now perhaps we are in a forest or maybe a jungle. The sound of “Refuge” (5:08) in nature, now is portrayed by woodwinds and darkly sparkling synthesizers. The feeling is lonely but constant. Freedom from danger can become somewhat empty, here the feeling is green and alive in the sunshine.

Water flows, air gently stirs, and emitted positive ions encompass one’s soul. Dry rustling, the soothing sounds of seeds shifting. I hear slowly coiling adventure songs establishing a foundation high in the mountains, an anthem of hope, “Elements” (4:11) basic stuff that everything is made of for making this life better in the future with layers of detailed hand percussion and harps and some rare ghostly choruses passing somewhere in the dark, here and back again for a moment, going to the moon to play music rather than mining or opening a station for visitors. I imagine that this music can inspire you to take action so that you gain experience and profit from it so that you may live your dreams. This happens all the time, you know.

Now melancholic melodies weave in and out, the ghostly chorus passes by chanting one syllable. Entering the realm of silence allows one to hear the echoes of whispers. The track “Hall of Whispers” (5:36) is deliciously ominous and dark, calm and interesting, sometimes ghostly. This feeling could fit easily into the gothic family of modern culture, dark, complex and breezy, there is no dangerous tension, plenty of mystery and darkness, always hints of a chorus, voices with no words. In my imagination, the ghostly chorus passes by chanting. There is no dangerous tension, there is plenty of mystery and darkness, and always hints of a somber hidden chorus of giants, haunting voices with no words. I hear a cave, a sad story, somehow finding a way out. You know the cave is big, so big that there is no end ahead, so the darkness tells a story weaving deep hidden voices, swaying and riding on the backs of large creatures in a caravan.

Sounds have color; calm, peace, stillness-these are violet. A feeling of calm emergence, chords and ringing metal opening into a rich palette of colors, cerulean calm, a spectral color constantly modulating blending ghostly with with a strengthening feeling, sparkling details, and lingering loveliness, extravagance, individualism, vanity and ambiguity. “Violet Night” (4:27). Maybe because late spring makes it so easy to imagine violets, rich dark thick night colors, calm and abundant flowers, and I imagine moonlight on blooming royal calm purplish blue petals. What if we were deep underwater moving slowly amidst huge submerged objects and beings, through wide open spaces going on forever?

The beauty that surrounds the Earth is both grand and subtle, come to the edge and look outward, explore with your ears a different walking path today, seek out that rugged vista, the river and its tributaries, and the wind calling, feeling as if you have found the very edge of the world, embarking on adventures that no one has before. Deborah Martin and Jill Haley are two multi-instrumentalists who are arriving at an immense new synergy, bounteous mystical wisdom, sharing their growth as artists while developing that musical connection and language. Their impact on ambient, electronic, and acoustic may not be recognized in our time, the music business being how it is, but it will surely be influential. Listening to the delicate and focused musical moments, keeping to the direction of our dreams, and always remembering to cast our eyes upon the stars from time to time.

“There are those that come into our lives, crossing pathways until they tread softly into the quiet, “ reflects Deborah. “We live in a world of sound which when oversaturated can affect thoughts and actions. When the noise is removed, one can hear in the silence.”

Martin shares some of her production methods used for the album, “I recorded Jill’s English Horn, Oboe, and Concert Flute parts for the live elements to be added to the percussion and keyboard parts; no reverb or effects were used during any of the recordings, all reverbs and any effects (hardly any) were used only during the mixing; I wanted to keep as pristine and virginal as possible the actual recorded tracks.”

The album was produced and recorded by Deborah Martin at her Dreaming Edge Studio in Vancouver, WA, and mastered by Howard Givens at Spotted Peccary Studio NW in Portland, OR. The album is available in physical CD with artful gatefold packaging designed by Daniel Pipitone, as well as in 24-BIT Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless Downloads in the shop and on Apple Music; MP3 streaming formats can be found worldwide, and on Bandcamp at

1 Sleeping Giants 4:35
2 Falling Away From the Earth 6:23
3 Into the Quiet 8:33
4 Reaching the Ambient 4:24
5 Refuge 5:09
6 Hall of Whispers 5:37
7 Elements 4:11
8 Violet Night 4:27

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Need a little extra backup for that daunting task ahead of you? Give the empowering Vishnu mantra a try, advises Los Angeles-based producer Indian Trap aka J2 (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Shakira) who is releasing a fourth single – “Vishnu Mantra (Mangalam Bhagwan Vishnu)” – from his inspired collaboration with prolific recording artist and producer S. J. Jananiy, who performs vocals on the forthcoming modern mantra chant album. Mantras are prayers, often based in Hinduism or Buddhism, that millions have used daily for over three thousand years; they are repeated to honor and appeal to the gods and deities of numerous spiritual traditions across the world. Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe. Whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces, Vishnu descends in the form of an avatar to restore the cosmic order, and protect dharma.

“Listening to the Vishnu mantra fills me with a deep sense of inner peace and tranquility bringing a calming effect to my mind. It greatly assists me in gaining clarity and focus in my daily work life,” said J2, a prolific producer and DJ, adding, "I want to reach the next generation with these mantras. At its best, music is a cosmic energy that removes negativity and obstacles…that's what people want and need now."

"Mangalam Bhagwan Vishnu" is the ideal mantra to recite before commencing any major task. Vishnu is considered the preserver of the Universe, and is known for his acts of slaying demons and saving humankind. The many hands of Vishnu always carry special objects in them, representing the things he is responsible for.

A dynamic lyric video for the single features a performance by polygenre singer S. J. Jananiy, who is currently an ICMA Ambassador, and a five-time nominee in the 2023 International Singer Songwriter Association, Inc. Awards (ISSA). A charmingly serene Jananiy is featured in the album's official videos for each mantra, providing an enjoyable and family-friendly sing-along approach to learning the mantras. Jananiy recorded her vocals and the instruments for the mantra project at her Three Dot Recording Studio in Chennai, India. On this project, she is "very much enjoying the challenge of combining the classical and contemporary Indian vocal techniques," she says, "working with at least 30 different vocal layers, a unique collage of taans, aalaaps, swaras, and improvisations that blend beautifully with harmonies."

The album, set to release this August, is further supported by a robust social media campaign engaging social media reels, animated stories and vibrant posts. Prior to "Vishnu Mantra," the collaborators released "Shiva Mantra," "Durga Mantra," and "Parvati Mantra," with all three tracks garnering tens of thousands of likes in streaming and social media. "Shiva Mantra" was picked up as a favorite track for TikTok's popular yoga #BalanceChallenge, and "Parvati Mantra" was shared by the AP and dozens of Indian media outlents. Each track on the forthcoming album coincides with one of the many festivals celebrating the Hindu gods and deities.

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About Jay Singh:
Jay Singh, aka J2, is the successful record producer and composer behind Indian Trap. Jay rose to prominence after winning the prestigious Ministry of Sound DJ Idol Competition in 2002. He has since produced and remixed songs for various artists, including LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and Madonna. He burst on the pop music scene as J2 with the release of the smash hit “Dare La La La,” which he co-wrote and produced for Shakira’s 10th studio album; the track debuted in the Top 10 of most international charts. A reworked version titled “La La La” Brazil” was the official theme song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is featured on the One Love, One Rhythm World Cup album. The song was also used in a T-Mobile commercial and Shakira’s Activia commercial, which became the most shared advertisement of 2014 and has over 2 billion streams to date. J2’s compositions have appeared in over 100 films, trailers, video games, television shows, and advertisements. They gathered over 250 million streams across YouTube and other major DSPs.

About S. J. Jananiy:
S. J. Jananiy was a child prodigy who is currently pursuing her Ph. D. in Indian Music. She is a multi-Global-Award-Winning Composer. She studied Carnatic (South Indian), Hindustani (North Indian), and Western classical vocal traditions. She has an ATCL Vocal, Grade 8 in Western Classical Music, and studied piano and Western Classical Music theory at Trinity College, London. She plays the harp and synthesizer. She owns JSJ Audio and 3 Dot Recording Studios, providing international music services as a polygenre film-score composer, songwriter, performer, arranger, music producer, and sound engineer. She graduated from SMC, Chennai, with a degree in Economics. She has an M.A. in Indian music and an M. Phil from QMC, Chennai. She has received the Indian National Award, State Awards and many other Awards. Between 2018 and 2022, she received nine Global Music Awards, PSAs, and an ICMA for Best of Asia.

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A biome is a biogeographical unit consisting of a biological community that has formed in response to the physical environment; currently, it is also musical inspiration. BIOME, Frore’s first solo project for Spotted Peccary Music, releases today, percolating with world instruments, drones, pads, sequencer lines and even touches of industrial and IDM. Frore's lush landscape is best described as psychedelic ambient music, and it is an album to get lost in. Listen on the platform of your choice at

Our mystical ancient grandfathers were known to look to the skies for insight and enlightenment, experiencing timeless tribal magic through carefully watching the dark skies of eternity. We can look to the moon for comfort and guidance. Frore’s Biome makes me think of cosmic tribal sound machines that run at a steady hypnotic pace. As the machines shift and shimmer, they morph seamlessly from one pulse-beat to the next, with intricate weaving parts forming music to travel by mind in spacetime. I love the enchanting sounds of spellbinding deep trance percussion. Sometimes I can slow my racing thoughts and imagine that the hypnotic music can actually activate awareness and help connect us all with a deeper existence. While the machine is running, the feeling is forever. Obviously the machine does not actually run on and on forever. Does it?

"Frore" (pronounced Fror) is an archaic adjective meaning "frosty or icy." Fittingly, the artist behind the moniker, Paul Casper, was inspired, in part, by the wonders of nature, and by BBC Earth with David Attenborough, and nature documentaries like "Fantastic Fungi." Nature studies, including recent evidence that trees talk to each other, also lend to the scope of the album.

"Think about how the infinitesimal makes up our reality and the environment. How small can we go? What universes are within matter and is our universe just a tiny speck of a larger one?" Casper speculates, “I'm sure there are scientists, physicists and mathematicians who have answers, but I’m just a guy who makes sounds, so I make sounds while thinking about it. I think this album is the most “Frore” to date, I can hear all the things I love: world instruments, drones, pads, sequencer lines and even touches of industrial and IDM.”

The music of Frore has been featured on radio shows including Hearts of Space, Star’s End, and is frequently played on's ambient radio channel, among others. Frore collaborated with fellow Spotted Peccary Music artist Shane Morris on earlier label releases Blood Moon (SPM-9083), Eclipse (SPM-9085), and Horizon (SPM-9089).

Casper has a unique approach to ambient music, always seeking to fuse what he calls “primitive sounds” with current technology; he is creative with his gear in this debut solo outing, inviting the listener into a world of wonders. The opener “Algae Bloom” hypnotizes as a flute winnows through a landscape of tribal drums and ethereal pads. On “Protozoa,” a sequencer bassline rises from an expansive texture; flute chords and industrial flourishes ebb and flow around it to conjure the complexities of the microbial world. He used a variety of instruments to bring BIOME to life: Radikal Technologies Accelerator, Nord A1R, bansuri and death whistle; on the closing “Mycelium Dreams,” he mimicked the sound of a gamelan by playing a set of singing bowls upside down. Sonically, BIOME is as multifaceted as its inspiration, opening up new forms of trance power and trance dreams.

"Honestly, I always feel adrift and only partly connected to everything," Frore adds. "Sometimes I think making music is a way to ease that loneliness and connect to something...or at least give my imagination some place to go."

Mastered by Ben Cox, the album is available in 24-BIT Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless Download in the shop and on Apple Music; MP3 streaming formats can be found worldwide, and at

Spotted Peccary Music will live stream BIOME throughout the day of release on its 24/7/365 streaming channel SPMLive:

About Frore:
Frore is the ambient music project of Paul Casper, a musician hailing from southeastern Virginia, in the USA. Paul has a unique approach to ambient music, always seeking to fuse what he calls “primitive sounds” with current technology. To Paul, his music makes him realize how nothing much changes with people, that music is a fundamental human impulse and an attempt to make sounds to “fight off the loneliness.” Paul isn’t sure why he uses so many world fusion and tribal sounds in his Frore music project. As a child, he always wanted to discover lost indigenous tribes in the forest, loving the mystery and excitement surrounding such a concept.

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Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high-quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 165 titles and 45 artists released over 37 years of excellence at and

1 Algae Bloom (8:59)
2 Trapped in Amber (9:48)
3 Protozoa (9:46)
4 Fern Cluster (8:11)
5 Luminous and Tangled (9:13)
6 Mycelium Dreams (13:50)

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Parvati is a Hindu goddess, a daughter of the Lord of the Mountains and Queen Mena. Parvati is known for her devotion to Shiva, and it is thought that chanting her mantras will confer this devotion to your own relationships. She is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the goddess energy, full of kindness and compassion. Parvati is the symbol of divine strength, power, love, and productiveness. As a goddess of family and love, she is the ideal entity to turn to for help with marriage, parenting, and fertility.

Indian Trap aka J2 (Shakira, LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna) released his third single — “Parvati Mantra (Aigiri Nandini)” — co-written with award-winning South Indian artist S. J. Jananiy, who performs all the vocals on the forthcoming album. The renowned L.A. producer is collaborating with Jananiy to create an entirely new sound for yoga, dance, and spiritual music fans: combining ancient Sanskrit mantras with classical Indian vocal techniques and contemporary Trap Music.

"I want to reach the next generation with these mantras,” says Indian Trap. "When I learned that the Shaivite Hindu tradition believes that matter is vibration and the cosmos is sound, it got me thinking! At its best, music is a cosmic energy that removes negativity and obstacles, bringing peace, focus, and satisfaction to all who listen. That's what people want and need."

Mantras are prayers that millions have used daily for over three thousand years; there are many mantras to honor and appeal to the gods and deities. Parvati, also known as Uma, is the supreme goddess in Hinduism representing the qualities of beauty, compassion, creativity, and strength. According to Hindu mythology, Parvati was created by Shakti to attract the mourning Shiva's attention, and won his heart by relating to him through his passions and determination. Parvati's intellect and spirit ultimately diverted Shiva's focus from his meditation to her, and to the rest of the universe. Parvati is Lord Shiva's consort, and they live together in bliss with their children, Ganesh and Skanda. Along with Lakshmi and Saraswati, Parvati forms the Tridevi, a powerful triad of eminent Hindu goddesses.

Polygenre singer S. J. Jananiy is currently a five-time nominee in the 2023 International Singer Songwriter Association, Inc. Awards (ISSA), including International Female Vocalist of the Year, Int'l. Female Singer of the Year, Int'l. Female Songwriter of the Year, Int'l. Vocal Duo of the Year and Int'l. Female Music Video of the Year; details and voting at She recorded her vocals and the instruments for the mantra project with a hypnotic beat and melodic synths, Indian temple bells, flutes and 808 basses, very much enjoying the challenge of combining the classical and contemporary Indian vocal techniques, she says.

Described by Cineblitz as having a "magical essence," the single is now available worldwide. A dynamic lyric video features a performance by Jananiy, and is further supported by a robust social media campaign engaging social media reels, stories and posts. Prior to "Parvati Mantra," the collaborators released "Shiva Mantra" and "Durga Mantra" with both tracks garnering tens of thousands of likes in streaming and social media; "Shiva Mantra" was picked up as a favorite track for TikTok's popular yoga #BalanceChallenge. Each track on the forthcoming album coincides with one of the many festivals celebrating the Hindu Gods and deities; the complete album is expected to release this summer.

The song lyrics translate as the following:

Salutations to lord of all beings, Salutations to god of Gods,
Salutations to the death, to god of death, salutations to the great light,
Salutations to he who he made Manmatha (one who churns the mind) into ashes,
Salutations to one who is calm by nature,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

Salutations to the daughter of the mountain, who fills the whole World with Joy, for whom the whole world is a divine play and who is praised by Nandi, who dwell on the summit of the Vindhyas, the best of the mountains, who gives joy to Lord Vishnu (being his sister) and who is praised by Lord Indra,

Goddess, who is the consort of the one with blue throat (Lord Shiva), who has many many relations in this world (being the cosmic mother) and who created abundance (in creation), victory to you, the destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, who has beautiful locks of hair and who is the daughter of the mountain.

The Story of Parvati

Parvati is depicted in various forms and is revered as a symbol of feminine power and grace. The Aigir Nandini mantra in the song praises the divine qualities of the goddess, including her strength, beauty, and victory over the demon Mahishasura (a deceitful demon who pursues his evil ways by shape-shifting).

Parvati, also known as Uma, is a Hindu deity and the supreme goddess in Hinduism. She represents beauty, compassion, creativity, and strength. Parvati is Lord Shiva’s consort and together they have two children, Ganesh and Skanda. She is also known by several other Hindu names including Adi-shakti, Kali, Goddess Laxmi, Adi Parashakti, Shakti, Devi, Durga, Tripura Sundari, Sati, Saraswati, Tridevi, Chinnamasta, and more.

As an element of Maha Shakti, the mother of the cosmos, Parvati is connected to both the universal and individual energies of creation. The Parvati mantra comes in different forms, each with its own benefits, and is often used interchangeably with Shakti mantras. Parvati is the defender and origin of the cosmos and all of humankind.

According to Hindu mythology, Shakti took the form of Parvati to awaken Shiva from his meditative state after he withdrew from the world following the loss of his wife. Parvati was created by Shakti to attract Shiva’s attention and won his heart by relating to him through his passions and determination. Parvati’s intellect and spirit ultimately diverted Shiva’s focus from his meditation to her and the rest of the universe.

Parvati carries a three-pronged trident which removes evil on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. In the human body, the trident represents the place where the three main energy channels, or nadi, meet at the third eye. The central channel, which is the longer, central point on the trident, continues upwards to the crown. Parvati is part of a trinity of Hindu goddesses that also includes Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and learning. It is said that these divine powers have created this earth and we are the living beings residing on this planet.

Aigiri Nandini is a very popular devotional stotra of Goddess Durga Devi written by Guru Adi Shankaracharya. A stotra can be a description, a conversation, or a prayer, but always with a poetic structure. In Sanskrit, Giri means mountain, and Aigiri means daughter of the Mountain king. Nandini means the one who gives joy to the world.


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Sean O’Bryan Smith is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, award winning film composer, record producer and world renowned solo recording artist. Sean has spent the bulk of his career as a professional recording/touring bassist working with over 100 major and independent label recording artists from across the globe including Kenny Rogers, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, George Clinton and Larry Carlton. He has been seen performing live with artists on ABC, CBS, Fox, CMT, GAC and his bass work continues to be heard worldwide on major terrestrial and streaming radio stations including SiriusXM.

Newest album:

Musings of an Occasional Somebody
Produced, composed and performed by Sean O’Bryan Smith
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Home By the Sea Studios, Boca Raton, FL by Sean O’Bryan Smith

Musings of an Occasional Somebody features a collection of Smith originals as well as collaborations with an all-star lineup of top artists including John Gregorius, Brannan Lane, John Fluker, World music legend Chinmaya Dunster, Dieter Spears and Keith Medley. The release is Smith’s eighth full length studio project. "I do all the drum programming with the exception of the opening track which is Mitch Ross. All basses and most of the keyboards are me with exception of the guests. Some of the guitars are me and I play Puerto Rican Cuatro on "The Fog" and "Isla del Paraiso," which is the mandolin sounding instrument." Recent accomplishments include two of his musical compositions being featured in the 2021 Emmy Award winning documentary film “Songbirds” from Beckett Arts Project. Sean is currently composing the complete score for their follow up film “Beautiful Faces.”

"I have an extremely diverse career in multiple areas of the industry. I have been a highly successful Nashville recording/touring bassist with some of the top country artists, a signed jazz bass player and an award winning film composer. I’m now a collection of all those things. The “occasional somebody” is a tongue in cheek nod to when I get notoriety in the industry and those times I don’t. In ‘17, I retired from the industry and moved to Boca Raton. That didn’t last long."

"I discovered John Gregorius’ work and was blown away by what he was doing. I knew I wanted to work with him and emailed him through his website. He was impressed with my background in the industry. We struck up a fast friendship and I immediately started recording basses for his album In Awe. This threw me right into the new age market. Since then, I’ve recorded with Tom Eaton, Chinmaya Dunster, ELEON, Matzumi, Keith Medley, John Fluker and have projects coming with Juan Sanchez and Michael Kollwitz. I feel like I’m finally home musically."

Dieter Spears did the cover art. Inhauscreative is his moniker online and he’s also a featured artist in the album. Search the IMDb and you will find that Dieter Spears is known for The Traveler - Bunny Cycler (2018), DeathHaus (2018) and Lwa: All Saints' Eve (2020). Spears is also a gifted image-smith, you can find some of his work on Getty images, find more links in the footnotes below.

The composer has a remarkable lifelong love of music for film and television. Musings of an Occasional Somebody is his New Age Music side, lots of guitars, bass of course, chimes and other extraordinary percussion and plenty of guest instrumentalists to be savored. What I hear is purely instrumental and presents a tremendous gift for interlocking perfect clockwork finger guitars.

“The Great Mystery”
Sean O’Bryan Smith - Electric Upright Bass
John Gregorius - Guitars and keyboard
Mitch Ross - Drums

What does "great mystery" mean? Perhaps some reality hidden in the past and revealed as the greatest mystery of life. Give it a little time, is it the power or the sacredness that resides in everything? Is it the role of the invisible in our daily lives? Some might believe that the invisible realm is far away. "The Great Mystery" (3:59) This makes me sway, caught in a strange dance as mysterious as the deep dark sea. I feel waves rolling beneath me and marvel at the union of precision, always turning as the dance progresses, adding on as we go, the future, at a perfect pace, step following step.

“The Fog”
Sean O’Bryan Smith - Electric Upright Bass, Drum programming, Keyboards, Puerto Rican Cuatro
John Gregorius - Guitars

The Cuatro is composed of several parts that work together to formulate the distinguishable sound of the instrument. Cuatro means four in Spanish; the instrument's 15th century predecessors were the Spanish vihuela and the Portuguese cavaquinho, the latter having four strings like the cuatro. The Puerto Rican Cuatro is shaped more like a viola than a guitar, with ten strings in five courses, tuned in fourths from low to high. The instrument is heard on "The Fog" (5:53) feat. John Gregorius. I love how the big drum leads the way at a steady basic pulse, I seek that shaman spirit sound and the drum touches the soul deep in there, each beat is strong. The mood is mysterious, with lush guitar runs and flourishes.

“Over Land and Sea”
Sean O’Bryan Smith - Electric Upright Bass, Drum programming, Keyboards, Electric Guitar
Keith Medley - Harp Guitar and Fretless Guitar
Chinmaya Dunster - Sarod and Acoustic Guitar

I think that the next track is a story of travel by air, "Over Land and Sea" (5:59) I think I hear an expansive melody and finger snap hand percussion, happy and upbeat, with synth flute and stringed instruments. One special instrument has a nice bend, the note shifts bringing me on a transition from mirage to island, finishing in shimmering chimes.

“Isla del Paraiso”
Sean O’Bryan Smith - Electric Upright Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Puerto Rican Cuatro
John Gregorius - Acoustic Guitar
John Fluker - Piano

Now I feel the story of paradise island, "Isla del Paraiso" (4:51) feat. the Puerto Rican Cuatro. On the breeze, a piano guitar dialog, finger shivers and just a few electronics.

"From the East"
Sean O’Bryan Smith - Electric Upright Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards
Chinmaya Dunster - Sarod
Brannan Lane - Electric Piano

"From the East" (4:31) Find a fancy instrument featured, I taste definite cherry blossom sweetness with some blues moments and long gong shivers.

“Around Every Turn”
Sean O’Bryan Smith - Synth Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Electric Guitar
Brannan Lane - Synthesizers
John Gregorius - Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Rick Krainak - Electric Guitar

"Around Every Turn" (3:51) feat. Brannan Lane, Rick Krainak & John Gregorius brings more electronics with the consistent musical finger guitar perfection, and that sweet light easy beat.

“New Day”
Sean O’Bryan Smith - 6 string Electric Bass, Electric Upright Bass, 8 string Bass, Electric Guitar, Loop programming, Keyboards
Dieter Spears - Keyboards, Loop programming, Drum Programming
Tommy Ogle - Saxophone
Rick Krainak - Electric Guitar

I think "New Day" (5:27) has a bit of a calypso groove, bringing for this track bigger electric guitars writing on the sky and a true sax magnifico, maybe the best part is the bass guitar jam.

"The Albatross and the Whale"
Sean O’Bryan Smith - 7 string Bass, Fretless Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards
John Gregorius - Electric Guitar
Tommy Ogle - Saxophone

Someone said they are my brothers, what I hear is a tale told by guitars. The word albatross is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse, exiled from the skies and then weighed down by their giant wings. These inconstant animals can go for years without touching land. Albatross are expert gliders, 11-foot (3.4 meter) wingspan, holding their extended wings in place so that the air rushing around the wings generates lift, and they are known to sleep on the wing. The albatros you might imagine has a complicated mating dance. What do Whales mean in dreams? Imagine a whale breaking the ocean surface, sometimes having been submerged for more than 2 hours. Some whales can live for more than 200 years and some humpback whales sing, whistles, clicks, and chirps, complex songs in winter breeding areas. Whales that are found are respectfully addressed as “Lord.”

The ultimate track has the electronic number with horn sounds, "Chosen" (4:41) feat. Keith Medley, every note is exactly where it should be and I feel lucky to listen to this outstanding conspicuous final slide articulation. Perhaps we are seeking a new planet.

Sean O’Bryan Smith - 8 string bass, keyboards
Keith Medley - Fretless Guitar

"Our goal as composers is to transport the listener. Sometimes it’s somewhere we want them to go and other times it’s creating a canvas for them to create their own story."

Hear what might be in Abe's tent, relaxation is easy when the music is precise and perfect. Rather happily, Musings of an Occasional Somebody presents some musings on what we have gained from this cumulative work in the world of musicology. The elegance is consistent, you can hear NS Design basses, Rybski basses, Vintage guitars and basses, Shaw Audio, EMG Pickups, Babicz Full Contact Hardware and V-Picks. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? Ponder human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like, such a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place. Perfect instrumentals for the movies of your mind.

The Great Mystery
The Fog
Over Land and Sea
Isla del Paraiso
From the East
Around Every Turn
New Day
The Albatross and the Whale

In 2007, Sean followed his own artist calling with his freshman solo album Tapestry. Featuring multiple talents including Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Jerry Marotta, Tapestry received worldwide recognition and continues to be in regular rotation with radio stations in multiple countries. Similar success was found with Sean’s follow up album entitled “Reflection” featuring jazz greats Chuck Loeb, Randy Brecker and Gerald Albright. Sean has released multiple projects since with similar success. The albums to follow were the guitar oriented releases Departure and Solitude followed by the release of his collection of film works The Composer Vol 1.

Beginning in 2012, Sean began to pursue his lifelong love of music for film and television. This soon landed him working on projects for film makers across the US as well as Canada and India. His score for the Canadian film “Serpent’s Lullaby” was recognized at the Cannes Film Festival and he has received awards for his music in the faith based films “Providence”, “94 Feet” and “Saving Faith”.

The album:
Sean’s film credits:
Dieter Spears