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The Shaman’s Heart II with Hemi-Sync®
Featuring Steve Roach
This powerful and potent shamanic journey invites the listener to make full contact with their heart, their own inner wisdom, and non-physical helpers and guides to reveal, heal and transform the habitual patterns and blocks that inhibit and stifle growth and creativity. Byron Metcalf’s continuous heartbeat rhythm, medicine rattles, heart and soul activating trance drumming combines with Hemi-Sync® and Steve Roach’s sonic mastery for a rewarding and memorable shamanic journey. Repeated use of this music in a personal ritual or ceremonial context will enhance the heart’s capacities for love, compassion, courage, power, and strength.
For this new collaboration with Monroe Products, Byron remixed the original version of The Shaman’s Heart II to bring the drums and percussion more up front in the mix, which amplifies the sonic driving and entrainment effectiveness. Specially created Hemi-Sync® mixes are added making The Shaman’s Heart II with Hemi-Sync® a uniquely efficient tool for developing the various capacities of the heart. This is also the ideal album for extended shamanic journeys, breathwork, dynamic meditation, and other deep inner-work practices.
Byron discusses the background and creation of The Shaman’s Heart II in an interview with Monroe Products. Check it out here:
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Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig join forces again to focus and intensify the transformative power of their musical collaboration.
Intention is a totally acoustic, transcultural tour de force of multi-layered tribal-ambient rhythms, indigenous instruments, and mesmerizing soundscapes – expertly crafted to induce and support expanded states of consciousness. Byron’s potent and spellbinding drumming and percussion merge with Mark’s haunting and beautiful bansuri flutes and Tuvan-style throat singing to create a bold, larger-than-life journey into infinite possibilities. Rob Thomas (Inlakesh) and Dashmesh Khalsa contribute aboriginal didgeridoo textures to further deepen and expand the sonic field.
Neuroscience has confirmed what shamanic and ancient spiritual traditions have known for thousands of years: Intention plays a fundamental role in manifesting inner and outer reality. This is especially important for those involved in deep inner-work, visionary rituals, ceremonies and practices.
Intention is infused with steadfast power and authority while the listener is held and supported by the tempered and refined sensitivity and compassion of Byron and Mark’s unparalleled understanding of expanded states of consciousness. Over 3 decades of self-exploration, professional therapeutic and academic work serves as foundational substrate for these artists’ uniquely innovative musical approach. Byron and Mark have recorded 3 previous CDs: Wachuma’s Wave (2003), Mantram (2004) and Nada Terma (2008) - all of which were created in collaboration with tribal ambient-electronic pioneer Steve Roach.
For this album, the listener is invited to set an Intention before the journey begins, and surrender into an incomparable audio-initiated encounter with the primordial and the ecstatic: the vision of authentic communion within the source of all reality. Explore and experience the breadth and depth of Intention in this ground-breaking, utterly original sonic synthesis of tribal/ambient/world music!
1 Intention (22:33)
2 Surrender (9:47)
3 Encounter (15:59)
4 Focus (11:11)
5 Vision (9:51)
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Loren and Mark’s electro-acoustic debut merges the ambient soundworlds of Southeast Asia, North & South America with the spiritual influences of Bali and India. One part droney soundscape, one part tribal deliberation, and one part ethnological exploration, Tree of Life expands into a transformative experience. Loren’s deep understanding of Balinese music, coupled with his expertise in sound engineering, effortlessly complements Mark’s Bansuri flutes and harmonic overtone vocals and chants. Supported by Sarangi maestro Pankaj Mishra from India, and up-and-coming percussionist Max Link from Germany, the release follows up on ideas sparked during Loren and Mark’s first time on stage together at the 2010 SoundQuest Fest in Tucson Arizona.
“The Tree of Life is a nearly universal symbol found in many different spiritual and mythological traditions around the world,” Loren explains. “It symbolizes the interconnection of all life to our planet. From these many different traditions the names for each song were taken, many of which literally mean the Tree of Life.”
Tree of Life is a mesmerizing blend of ancient instruments, haunting voices, and whispers of Balinese and Indian wisdom traditions woven together with ambient field recordings; it takes the listener on a journey of life and its endless interconnections of this planet.
1. Wacah Chan
6. Arbor Vitae
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Note: This is a digital album release and is available in full resolution FLAC or Apple Lossless formats as well as mp3. To purchase go to my Bandcamp site.
The Shaman’s Heart Meditation Series consists of four audio-guided meditations designed to assist and support you in fully developing the fundamental capacities, potentials and essential qualities of your heart.
Each 15-minute meditation utilizes the Shaman’s Heart heartbeat rhythm as a foundation with analog textures and atmospheres by Steve Roach, shamanic instruments and sounds, and Field Effect Audio Technology™. This unique and potent combination of ancient and modern technologies provides powerful and comprehensive support for developing your emotional and psycho-spiritual intelligence and maturity. Consistent and systematic use of these meditations can result in a radically enhanced capacity for living a fully authentic, soul-based and heart-centered life.
The Shaman’s Heart Meditation Series incorporates and expands on the universal model of the Four-Chambered Heart found in the arts and indigenous wisdom teachings. The meditations are specifically designed to help develop the primary capacities and essential qualities of the heart: Clear and Intelligent; Full and Compassionate; Open and Trusting; Strong and Powerful. The meditation series also utilizes the corresponding Shaman’s Heart 4-Directions/Medicine Wheel as additional support for your development and includes audio instructions for each meditation along with a detailed user’s guide. (Total 99 min of audio)
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|4.||Gates of Initiation||Play||Download|
|5.||Servants of the Mystery||Play||Download|
Byron Metcalf & Rob Thomas
Award-winning shamanic-trance drummer Byron Metcalf and master didgeridoo artist Rob Thomas of Inlakesh combine their musical and personal medicines to create an extremely potent sonic brew. MEDICINE WORK is a psychoactive offering – synergistically forged in the timeless hearth of shamanic intent and ceremony and is designed to guide and support intrepid travelers into deeper territories of their inner worlds – far beyond the known and familiar.
MEDICINE WORK is a call to the deep journey. An invitation to explore vast mysteries of Initiation & Rites of Passage; Alchemy & Transmutation; Transformation & Transcendence; Cycles of Death & Rebirth; realms of the primordial, archetypal & mythological filtering through layers of the individual self and the boundless dimensions of transpersonal consciousness. The journey concludes with the safe return Home to the harmonic resonance of the traveler’s Heart and True Nature.
"MEDICINE WORK could have been created a thousand years ago, hidden from the world and used only for the highest degree of altering consciousness with instruments that have remained unchanged over the Eons; hand drums, rattles and didgeridoo. Thankfully for us, trance percussion alchemist Byron Metcalf and didgeridoo maven Rob Thomas (Inlakesh) are not hidden away in another era doing their medicine work for a forgotten tribe obscured by time. This recording puts the listener directly ‘inside’ the experience though high resolution recording skills and searing performances aimed at one thing: blowing away all the residue of the day-to-day with these ancient tools, presented in almost 3D clarity and preservation of tone. Rob’s didgeridoo is presented in such detail that it feels cellular and the interlocking patterns of Byron's percussion work invoke an involuntary trance state that just simply feels as if you never want it to stop – and it will not once you hit play." – Steve Roach
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|4.||The Magma Clan||Play||Download|
|5.||Road From Here||Play||Download|
|6.||Fire Sky Portal||Play||Download|
|7.||Return of the Dragon Bone Tribe||Play||Download|
|8.||In the Safety of Travel||Play||Download|
“Tales From the Ultra Tribe”
Steve Roach & Byron Metcalf
After two years pushing the creative edges, Tales From the Ultra Tribe emerges as a fire-breathing life form. The deep trance-shamanic-atmospheric collaboration between Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf evokes the primordial caverns and aeon-blasted landscapes of their groundbreaking The Serpent's Lair (Projekt, 2000).
And yet on Tales From the Ultra Tribe, a new sound emerges.
It's a lucid trance-groove experience, a searing combination of acoustic percussion and hyper-dimensional electronic rhythms. The Ultra Tribe are the future primitives: the future-tech foundation wrapped by the organic. It's no longer clear where the human ends and the machine begins.
The elements of this sound are Steve's complex hybrid-grooves overlaid by Byron's primal, fluid and organic - yet precise - frame drums and percussion. It's an atmosphere of shifting soundworlds in which the forms of the Ultra Tribe exist. An alchemy of electronic sequencers, drum machines and percussion locks in the groove, while the human element jumps in and out of the steady pulse, giving the music a passionate intensity. The elements are deftly shaped to a point of complete integration where the final result is transformed into a living breathing body with an electro-organic soul.
As one the original architects of the tribal-ambient genre, Steve Roach's innovations are mapped out on the landmark albums Origins, Artifacts, and Dreamtime Return, along with releases from the Suspended Memories trio and the more recent Fever Dreams series. Similarly, Byron Metcalf’s tribal-shamanic albums Helpers, Guides & Allies, Not Without Risk, The Shaman’s Heart, and A Warning From the Elders, serve as a benchmark for deep journey exploration. In the late 90's, Steve teamed up with Byron, and over the span of a dozen years they've created an array of releases that explore and push the outer edges of shamanic-electronic tribalism.
The eight pieces on Tales From the Ultra Tribe are built into a seamless 74-minute deep-journey experience. Adding to the overall impact is a high resolution sound achieved through masterful recording and mixing techniques. With a multi-dimensional trance-groove trajectory, the sound is a tribal-electronic well of experience. A continuous kaleidoscope of visionary power, mystery and visceral awe envelops the listener. The synergistic alchemy of Steve’s and Byron’s work fuses to new levels of audio-induced, mind-expanding music.
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Earth Om - Sacred Resonance
Exploring Your Relationship with the Earth
Byron Metcalf, Ph.D.
As we face the truth about our global crisis and the devastating impact of climate change, it is clear that we, as human inhabitants of this planet, now find ourselves at a critical point where our survival depends on our ability and willingness to develop a healthy, balanced and sustainable relationship with the Earth – the Mother of Us All.
The intention of the Earth Om – Sacred Resonance exercise is to help you explore your relationship with the Earth in a very personal way – and to cultivate a deeper and more personal connection with Her. This exercise is highly experiential and interactive, and will provide you with an opportunity to closely examine the unique qualities, characteristics, beliefs and other dynamics that form your relationship with the Earth and all that this relationship means to you.
Combining shamanic rhythm & sounds, verbal guidance, chanting and Field Effect Audio Technology™, Earth Om – Sacred Resonance provides a gentle and powerful heart-centered journey of self-discovery into your relationship with Mother Earth.
Designed to be used as a stand-alone exercise or as an advanced exercise with
The Shaman’s Heart Program (Monroe Products, 2007)
Please click on the following links for more information on Earth Om – Sacred Resonance and Field Effect Audio Technology™
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The Shaman's Heart II – The Healing Journey is an entrancing 70-minute shamanic journey of uninterrupted, evolving tribal-trance drumming and percussion that continuously builds in rhythmic complexity and dynamic intensity. Byron is joined by Steve Roach who provides the harmonic and textural psychotropic stew created from a rich, organic and analog blend. The alchemy with the percussion results in an ecstasy that helps hold the space for the listener to journey far and deep into powerful and sustained shamanic states of consciousness. The journey culminates in a bursting forth through the full spectrum portal of pure existence – returning safely home to the heart-centered presence and potential of the true self.
The continuous heartbeat rhythm, medicine rattles, heart and soul activating trance drumming, combines with Steve’s sonic mastery and deep didgeridoo to firmly anchor the entire journey to the listener’s own sonically-driven trajectory. Repeated use of this music in a personal ritual or ceremonial context will enhance the heart’s capacities for love, compassion, courage, power, and strength.
With focused and clear intention, this sonic call to adventure draws on the traditional shamanic model that is proven over the eons to open the primal mind to access all levels of human experience including the upper, middle, and lower worlds of the shamanic landscape and various transpersonal realms of reality. The Shaman's Heart II is a powerful and potent shamanic journey that invites the listener to make full contact with their heart – their own inner wisdom and various non-physical helpers, guides and allies, to reveal, release, heal and transform the habitual patterns and blocks that inhibit and stifle their growth and creative energies.
The Healing Journey 3-CD Combo Pak
The Shaman's Heart II, The Shaman's Heart (Original version-2010 Edition), Dream Tracker
Steve's pinnacle performance from 2010's SoundQuest Fest proved to be a real moment in time, and fortunately it was documented with a high resolution recording that places the listener front and center on that special night. Presented as a single CD, the first 74 minutes of the concert are experienced as it unfolded. Three distinct realms are seamlessly mapped out in this inspired set. The opening starts with a 25-minute piece of perpetual forward motion in the mode of DESTINATION BEYOND created specially for the concert, carved from pure analog synths and sequencers. From here we experience an amazing interplay between didgeridoo players Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnham, percussionist Byron Metcalf and Steve performing real-time looping, processing and mixing along with soundworlds, ocarina and voice. This passage is an all-out expression of shamanic ecstasy that boils over into the engulfing tribal trance state of "Thunder Walk" from the recent release DREAM TRACKER. The last portion of the set settles into an ultra drifting electro-organic zone. This evocative space, which premiered at the Fest, would soon evolve into the opening of IMMERSION FIVE–CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS.
|2.||Threshold of Intention||Play||Download|
|4.||The Call for Total Surrender||Play||Download|
The heart is like an alchemical chamber – possessing the power to transform and transmute, fears, wounds, and patterns that block us from always traveling on what Don Juan called “the path with heart.” The ability to remain “heart centered” – to stay connected to one’s compassionate core in the face of adversity and personal challenge is a hallmark of spiritual and psychological maturity. Shamanism is an ancient spiritual system that helps develop the capacity to live fully in the world of the heart. Using ancient and contemporary rhythmic techniques, the intention of THE SHAMAN’S HEART is an invitation to journey into the infinite regions of this heart-space dimension. . . and beyond.
THE SHAMAN’S HEART is a continuous 73 minute journey using varying rhythmic subdivisons of the classic 220 beats per minute journey tempo. The uninterrupted experience is created from a collection of buffalo drums, frame drums and rattles. This time and space altering ceremony is supported with an evolving, breathing atmosphere of subtle contrasting harmonic embraces. Adding to the experience is the sense that it is all occurring in a grounded, environmental space through the use of sounds from the natural world. This potent offering of “music as medicine” can guide and support even the most intrepid of inner travelers.
|3.||From The Inside||Play||Download|
|6.||Realms of the Sacred Seed||Play||Download|
The essential ingredients of ancient and contemporary shamanic trance states are fully activated in this highly potent new release. Byron carved out a collection of incredible trance grooves for nearly a year, eventually bringing in the prana-infused didgeridoo of Dashmesh Khalsa on every track. Steve joined on in early January 2010 and poured his heart and soul-drenched soundworlds into the six pieces, covering a full range of ecstatic dreamtime flow: rhythm, breath and expansion.
The end result is a full-blown dreamtime alchemy of all the elements. The living, breathing percussion, didgeridoo and soundworlds are unified in a single purpose: to open to the door out of the ordinary world – initiating the listener into an empowered journey of infinite possibilities for spiritual rebirth, illumination, and transcendence.
To listen to entire tracks and purchase digital downloads go here
INDUCTION: Breathe ~ Surrender ~ Repeat
OUT OF STOCK - Digital downloads available here
By request I have edited and optimized some of my personal favorite tracks for breathwork, trance-dance and other forms of dynamic inner-exploration into a compilation CD. This special production CD contains nine up-tempo compositions designed to induce and support expanded states of awareness and the journey toward wholeness.
Featuring drums & percussion, didgeridoo, voice, drones, atmospheres & soundworlds
Guest Musicians: Steve Roach, Ron Oates, Jack Coddington, Rian McGonigal, Gail Chasin, Ted Usatynski, John Dumas, Jesse Pursley
Tracks compiled from Byron’s solo CDs:
"Helpers, Guides & Allies"
"Not Without Risk"
"A Warning From The Elders"
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Byron Metcalf - Mark Seelig - Steve Roach
a continuous flow in seven parts . . .
NADA TERMA merges the boundaries of ambient, world music and sacred-meditative styles. On Nada Terma (translated as “discovering spiritual treasures through the world of sound”) East Indian tonalities blend with Sufi-like trance percussion immersed in atmospheres, drifts and drones, arriving at a state of relaxed, focused awareness. The continuously-woven 73-minute piece is sequenced into seven discrete segments – perfect for yoga, contemplation and bodywork.
Following upon the groundbreaking work of 2006’s Mantram, Nada Terma is the second Projekt collaboration between Arizona’s Byron Metcalf and Steve Roach with Germany’s Mark Seelig. Byron, Mark & Steve initially collaborated on the critically acclaimed Wachuma’s Wave. (Check Out "THE TRILOGY" Combo-Pak Sale below).
On NADA TERMA, Byron, Mark & Steve reach deeper into the mystical / spiritual realm, presenting a blend of diverse worlds skillfully combined in an organic fashion. Deep-trance frame drums, clay pots and percussion meet with harmonic overtone vocals (akin to Tuvan throat singers) and the yearning sounds of the stringed Indian Dilruba, and East Indian bansuri flute, bringing a melodic and spiritual-contemplative highlight to the release. All of this exists within an enigmatic world of shadow and shifting light developed by way of artful enhancements and processing of the acoustic instruments. These complements are part of a constant, slowly breathing subtext of drones and atmospheres in which the entire experience lives.
Nada Terma will appeal to any listener looking for extended states of awareness, creative enhancement, yoga, bodywork, and deep listening.
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These Metamusic CDs are guaranteed to produce profound states of consciousness and sonic support for inner exploration and multi-dimensional travels. $35 (+ shipping) – a $25 savings!
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|1.||Facing The Truth||Play||Download|
|2.||A Warning From The Elders||Play||Download|
|5.||Earth Om – Sacred Resonance||Play||Download|
This amazing 2-CD package is the conclusion to Steve’s FEVER DREAMS series. As with the previous Fever Dreams releases, Byron contributes some frame drum and percussion grooves (“Borderland” on disc-one and “Melted Mantra” which comprises the entire second disc – a groove-soundworld mantra that gives full resonation to the words “hypnotic” and “mesmerizing”. Steve says that FEVER DREAMS III “is psychoactive music for the body, mind and soul.” The interplay between a rhythmic Möbius strip-like sensation fused with organic atmospheres and soundworlds offers up a fascinating sense of emotional, psychological, and physical space nearly impossible to define. FEVER DREAMS III is a “must have” for those who like to explore the deepest landscapes and strata of the inner-worlds.
|3.||Not Without Risk||Play|
|4.||Fields of Intention||Play|
|8.||Light From a Burning Bridge||Play|
The original tracks of Not Without Risk have been re-sequenced and remastered to enhance the flow of this collaboration for its release as SPIRIT GATHERING and Monroe Products has embedded a custom mix of Hemi-Sync audio-guidance frequencies to deepen its immersive and transcendent effects. For optimal results, listen to this experiential composition in one session, preferably in a darkened, meditative environment.
Total Time: 73 min.
– Bill Binkleman, Editor, Wind and Wire
THE SHAMAN’S HEART with Hemi-Sync
Monroe Products (The Monroe Institute) pursued a collaboration with Byron to release THE SHAMAN’S HEART “with Hemi-Sync” to deepen the immersive and transcendent qualities of this masterful shamanic recording. This CD features the entire, original recording of THE SHAMAN’S HEART (Byron Metcalf with guest artist Steve Roach) and combines Hemi-Sync technology embedded within the tracks. Monroe Products refers to this process as “Metamusic” – music that incorporates specially blended Hemi-Sync frequencies to guide you into focused, whole-brain states of consciousness. Hemi-Sync helps you to achieve and sustain synchronized brain-wave activity in both hemispheres of your brain – an optimal condition for improving human performance.
For optimal results, listen to this experiential composition in one session – preferably with headphones, in a darkened, meditative environment.
For those who have the original version of THE SHAMAN’S HEART, this new Metamusic version not only adds the Hemi-Sync technology but also has new cover art, and a beautiful insert booklet containing Bill Binkleman’s stellar review. This is a “must have” for all deep journeying headphone listeners!
NOTE: To hear the tracks, please play the clips for THE SHAMAN'S HEART (Original Version) directly below.
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|2.||Initiation (based on Raga Jhinjoti) 20:34||Play|
|3.||On the Path (based on Raga Khamaj) 12:30||Play|
|4.||Awakening (based on Raga Bageshri) 19:11||Play|
Many years ago Mark received the spiritual name 'Amaresh', a challenge and promise at the same time. The meaning of 'Amaresh' is 'god of immortality'. To him, this name always meant that his life after initiation should be dedicated to the search for wisdom, and the divine immortal core of the human soul.
The tracks on DISCIPLE are deeply devotional featuring several guest artists from India, the US, and the UK. Recorded in India, Germany, and America, DISCIPLE mirrors Mark's long lasting connection to these lands.
With its spiritual energy and extended tracks, DISCIPLE is best suited for deep meditation and any kind of devotional practice.
Note: Disciple is an import thus the price is a bit more – but definitely worth it!
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|1.||The Wounded Healer|
|3.||Opening the Space|
|7.||Holding the Space|
- Frank MacEowen, M.A., author, shamanic-guide
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|4.||Last Remnants of Reality||Play||Download|
|5.||Dance of the Heart Voyagers||Play||Download|
|6.||Across the Waters||Play||Download|
- Frank MacEowen
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|2.||Fields Of Intention||Play||Download|
|8.||Light From A Burning Bridge|
Following The Serpent's Lair (Projekt Records, 2000), the critically acclaimed collaboration with award winning recording artist and sonic innovator Steve Roach, NOT WITHOUT RISK is Byron Metcalf's second solo release.
Byron's ability to combine his unique proficiency as a drummer/percussionist with his background as a psychologist and shamanic practitioner has been attracting fans and fellow voyagers worldwide since his 1998 debut release of Helpers, Guides & Allies. Byron's music is being used in a wide spectrum of contexts including experiential shamanism and journey work, various meditation practices, breathwork, trance dance, bodywork and other healing arts.
Fusing layers of organic drums and percussion, didgeridoo, soundworlds and sonic atmospheres, various indigenous instruments and voice, NOT WITHOUT RISK invites and challenges the listener to push the boundaries of their own reality... to risk venturing into new levels and depths of one's self...
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|3.||Shedding the Skin||Play|
|8.||Egg Chamber Dreaming|
|9.||Offering in Waves|
|10.||Impending Sense of Calm|
|13.||Serpent Clan Gathering|
|14.||Beating Heart of The Dragon Mother|
Disc Two - subtitled "Offerings From The Underworld" - is built around musical elements from disc one, yet forges a sonic alchemy as it dives deeper. Though at times rhythmic, the overall feeling is a floating, pulsing, breathing adventure through a system of underground rivers and caves, inspiring fantastic episodes along the way.
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|2.||Seeking Guidance I|
|4.||Seeking Guidance II|
|5.||A Question of Courage||Play|
|6.||In the Center of the Circle|
|6.||Seeking Guidance III|
|8.||Helpers, Guides & Allies|
|11.||Cave of the Heart|