This album is a collected prayer of clarity, harmony, truth and understanding through direct experience. I give thanks for all energies and people seen and unseen who have supported and aided in my and its blossoming and creation.
Written and recorded between 02004 and 02014, this album traverses the territories of jubilant love explorations, pain-full human learnings and yearnings, complex and indescribably rich diversities of feeling sensations, and depthful dives into true embodied prayers in being. All of this is felt to swirl around a peaceful center that is always present, always aware, always the essence of harmony and love.
In the evolution of my human spirit, I wish to translate into music-art-vibrations my authentic experience of what it is to be alive, moving in vulnerability, feeling all, communicating and making friends with intricacies and simplicities. I intend to connect with that which is inherently true, real and everlasting, and in so doing, I pray that I become intimate with that which is common to us all.
The name Boutique comes from the feeling that great care and attention has been put into each one of these songs; sometimes evolving over the course of 8-10 years through many forms, or passed over great distances between friends as recordings are refined and retouched, the evolution of each piece is unique and transformative, a vessel of alchemy in and of itself.
Thank you for listening and for being present in this process.
In love always,
Loren Edward Wheeler
released 06 April 2015
All songs written by Loren Edward Wheeler
Recorded in home studios in the Colestin Valley in Southern Oregon, and Portland, OR
With the exception of Jasmine Dragon, improvised by Loren Edward Wheeler and Scott Miller at Oasis in Ashland, OR. Recorded by Scott Miller.
Percussion on tracks 3, 4, and 5 by Bill Schreiber
Solo guitar on track 3 by Jakob Pek
Percussion and harmonic singing on track 10 by Scott Miller
Whistle and ending words on track 2 by Janani Michali
All other voices, guitar, and percussion by Loren Edward Wheeler
All tracks mixed and mastered by Scott Miller in Ashland, OR
Album art by James Coldsnow
James' website: tecpatldesign.squarespace.com
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