I was in Oakland feeling lost and deeply imbalanced, needing change. The choice was to either turn toward death and end my own life, or to begin the slow and diligent process of affirming existence and placing my intention on becoming far stronger, embodied, and connected to life as a whole than I had ever been before. I woke up one morning and recorded the first track of this album. I woke up the next morning and did the same, as well as the day after that, and after eight days I had a set of songs which now, exactly one year later, has become this album, One.
By virtue of its origins and the intention behind its creation, this album is a prayer of opening myself to the experience of being alive. It is an affirmation of our inherent unity on this earth, the unity of all that is. As its own autonomous self, "One" has helped me and continues to help me in being more easeful in every moment, and consistently reminds me of a feeling of being at home on this earth, intrinsically interwoven with all of life. I pray and intend that it offers something of deep and tangible value to all who hear its vibrations.
May it be so,
All sounds originate from the human voice. The one exception is one guitar track in "juntos : truth"
released 08 June 2013