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Tomchess​-​Secret Key Sun Heart Wing Ear Sky

by Tomchess

Yellowcake 06:55
Travel Moon 09:46
Sacred Time 06:13


I would like to express my Heartfelt thanks and
deepest gratitude to: My beloved Mel, Medi Matin and The Uranian Phalanstery, Mimi Jong, Dan Kurfirst and Bechir Zouay.

Recorded July 14-21st, 2014 at The Uranian Phalanstary, NYC
by Outbythetree Mobile Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Tomchess
A Lolomel Production, for Wildbeautiful Music©
All Songs Wildbeautiful Music© 2015.

This album is also available as a limited edition digipack cd. if you are interested please contact me via: Hoopoe@ix.netcom.com and i'll send you one for 15$ + postage.

"...Tomchess’s trio is captured with great care, blending the ancient and the modern, various cultures into one righteous, uplifting blend. The erhu or zonghu might just be what sounds like chanting voices, no actual words but most haunting nonetheless. “Oud Taksim-Tiger in the Smoke” is another incredible solo for the oud, telling a tale with lightning flash runs peppered throughout...Each of the seven pieces evokes a different middle East/far East vibe with consistently strong solos from the oud, ney, erhu or zonghu. On “Between Earth and Sky”, the oud and frame drum are locked into one groove while the Chinese string thing dances or weaves like a ghost in the background, a bit of echo adds an eerie, ghost-like vibe to the ancient strings. Mr. Chess plays what sounds like a hammered dulcimer on “Sacred Time”, which might be the paracho, a handmade Mexican instrument. This disc concludes with “Ney Taksim-In The Forest of Night” a long, almost prayer-like solo piece for the ney, which is filled with several layers vibrations: sorrow, joy, fragility, strength, religious-sounding reverence, the soft winds blowing through the desert… a great way to bring our journey to a humble conclusion...Tomchess...in a class of his own."-Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

A beautiful 'review' of the cd by Charles Blass

Stunning Wonder
Exquisite mystery
Uncanny yet kind

Unfolding Magic of Knowing
The Key to the Heart of the Sun
Through Sky on Winged Ears

Dancing Embers of Embryonic Glowing
Tones of Sowing Love in Fertile Soul
Unsoiled, Unspoiled, Always Majestic

Upright, Light
Right, Lively, Life

The green team in your dream
Has the rhetoric to make it seem
They are the machine to break
the cycle of hate

To realize the dream of going beyond the rhetoric
Between the words into true action
Pure and positive at large

Dig within to the sound at the center
Enter the sky
Through the heart
Through the art

The key is the ear
Hear without fear

Frayed like jeans well worn
Hair unshorn
Defrayed tears unborn

Reaching, searching for soundness
In the soundscape

Scintillating among the stars
Escape to reality

- Charles Blass, Lovolution International

(c) 2016


released May 10, 2016

Tomchess-Oud, Ney, Tuned Paracho, Composer.
Mimi Jong-Erhu, Zonghu
Dan Kurfirst-Drums/perc.


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Tomchess New York, New York

"...seriously: exquisite, introspective and exuberant, masterful and humble, funky & abstract, global and galactic ........... et f'n cetera."

-Charles Blass, Sun Radio, Zurich.

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