The new Gong Spa EP, ‘Edge’ is now available! Recorded in the amazing copper mines at Alderley Edge, the ambience is completely unique and the energy is sublime (note: a gong bath in the mines is scheduled for Saturday 14th May (now most likely postponed for a later date) – more details as soon as I can…).
The EP is being sold for £7 – please contact Martyn on 07850 955810 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
The gongs, made in part of copper themselves, seem to be picking up and expressing the immense history of the mines (they’ve been mined for copper since the Bronze Age). Alderley Edge is well known for its high energy levels, the ley lines, and its association with magic (see the stories of the White Wizard and the white mare and the work of Alan Garner). There is a transcendental stillness in the air that can surely only be possible in these dark depths.
Listening to the tracks, I feel as though the gongs are speaking of the slumber of the great giant spirit who is eternally present in the very rock, the minerals and the water of the mines (if you listen closely you can hear the occasional droplet falling from the rock face to the floor of the cavern), and they seem to be singing about a gathering of sorcerers, a unity, a movement.
I was so lucky to record in the mines and owe a debt of gratitude to Dave from the National Trust and to Bill from Derbyshire Caving Club and to Tina for all her support and special energies. As per the first album, this CD was recorded with Biff from WR Audio. Big thanks to Biff.
The Edge EP has 49 minutes of original material, in the following format:
Track 1: A Giant’s Slumber (in 3 movements)
Track 2: Spirits, Spells and Shadows
Track 3: Elements and Eons
For those who prefer shorter meditations, the end of the CD repeats the first track but split into 3 individual tracks which can be listened to as per the listener’s preference (as such, the CD is 78 minutes long, but appropriately sold at the price of a 49 minute EP).
To read a full length article on the adventure we had recording in the mines, click here
Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming gong bath in the mines, scheduled for 14th May. More details as soon as I can….
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