|Click here to listen to "The Dance of Shiva and Shakti" for free, or purchase for $7 or more.|
|I have just completed my new album "The Dance of Shiva and Shakti." This album can be used for mediation, yoga, relaxation, or whatever. It is an hour long. The first tracks are all based on the seven chakras, starting with the lowest chakra, and moving up to the top of the head. It is said that the universe, in it's divine form, is the combination of Shiva (spiritual energy) and Shakti (universal consciousness.) In the human form, Shakti and Shiva became separated, and thus created matter. It is said that Shakti lives in our root chakra, and Shiva lives at our crown chakra. We can coax Shakti, also known as Kundalini, to rise up the spine, and join Shiva there. Through the journey, Shakti takes on many forms, from the loving Lakshmi to the terrifying Kali. When Shiva and Shakti are reunited, there are no more limits. We are one with the universe.|
The tracks on this album spend approximately seven minutes at each of the seven chakras. At the end, there is an eighth track, "The Dance of Shakti and Shiva" which can be used if you need to be grounded, or it can be not played if you choose to stay in your upper chakras.
Each track was inspired by the aspects of the chakras, and is played in the key generally associated with each chakra, starting with C and moving up to A#.
This album is available at my Bandcamp website (click the link below the album.)
We will have an album release party/sound healing concert on April 18, 2014 at Purple Mountain Integrated Healing Arts in Evergreen.
|My new album "Flying Cows: A Love Story, and Other Tales of the Southwest" is now available, with two tracks featuring Walking Eagle!|
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|The next album is ready! A collection of music inspired by the Southwest, which Richard claims parallels the coming together of cultures in Andalusia that created Flamenco. It was in the Southwest where the Spanish met Native Americans, and then surges of Europeans and Africans. The Southwest is truly representative of The American melting pot. Now one can drive from Santa Fe to Taos and pass Native American Pueblos, Hindu and Yogic Ashrams, historic Spanish villages, White American cities, migrant workers, and a myriad of other cultures and people who seek the rugged independence the Desert Southwest has to afford; as well as a landscape that calls out to be painted in sound. Richard is calling heavily on his background in Flamenco guitar for this project. The first two pieces were recorded with 'Walking Eagle' - Dick, Dugg and Amy. This, in many ways, brings the group full-circle, back to their original recording, "Saguaro" which was inspired by Richard's earliest travels to this region some 35 years ago, and has drawn him back again and again since then. |
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New solo album, "Amanesis"
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The new Walking Eagle, World Jazz album
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|Welcome to the sights, sounds and musings of me, Richard Ball. Here you can learn about my musical endeavors, listen to my albums free of charge (and download them, if you wish, naming your own price), hear my sounds currently in production, see some of my visual art, and read my ramblings. You can also see my performance schedule, view some old photos, and contact me by e-mail, if you wish to ask me questions, or care to hire my services. Thanks for taking the time to see what I do!|
I am based out of the mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado. I have easy access to Denver and Boulder, and am available for functions in those areas
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