Kay Gardner - "Ocean Moon"
By Mike Ventarola
If I was forced to grab CD's out of my
collection to rescue from a burning fire, this is among them. Ocean Moon
is actually 2 albums in one. It comprises the instrumental portions of
Mooncircles and the majority of Emerging, minus one track, by Ms.
Gardner. This CD is a re-release of a classic and is readily available from one
of my favorite music shops, Ladyslipper (http://www.ladyslipper.org).
Back in the days as a baby witchling, there was very little
in the way of recorded music for Pagans. What was available was generally a
poor cassette recording of really lame music. We supported the music though
because it was the beginning of what now has become quite an art form that is
usually heralded as New Age.
I happened to stumble upon Mooncircles during its
vinyl incarnation and discovered an expanse of sound unlike any that had been
recorded up to that point. The notes deftly transported me back to a time of
our Pagan ancestors. Within each track you will hear some of the most melodic
flute and guitar compositions to ever truly evoke magic in your life. Ms.
Gardner skillfully weaves notes that can only be described as sheer ecstasy and
Over the years, that vinyl album received a lot of repeated
plays and did ultimately wear down. Luckily, the brilliant ladies who run
Ladyslipper brought this classic into the new era by releasing it on CD format.
What makes this music so special is that it can be utilized for craft working,
meditating, or even during those long intimate nights with that special
someone. This is sound that fits anywhere in your life without being
overpowering and never boring. I am still playing this music 19 years after I
initially purchased it if that should indicate its longevity for you. These
tones speak to our spirit in multifaceted levels, guiding us along the path of
enlightenment by focusing our mind's eye onto our chakras. It harmonizes the
anima/animus within us, helping to compliment that which makes us the
embodiment of light spirit in Her presence. This recording remains a hallmark
that should be in every pagan household. Ms. Gardner has continued to record
many other landmark albums which in time shall also be reviewed. If you are
unfamiliar with her body of work, go to the Ladyslipper link and listen to the
many sound samples that are available.
Familiarize yourself with one of the most gifted musicians
in the women's music movement and know that the God and Goddess speak to us
through her gift of music.
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