A Warning From the Elders

by Byron Metcalf

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Sonic Journeys for Healing the Earth

In this 2007 solo project, award-winning instrumental recording artist Byron Metcalf expands his sonic explorations of the shamanic path of soul-based and heart-centered living that is the foundation of his work. Inspired and driven by his increasing frustration related to our current global and planetary challenges, A WARNING FROM THE ELDERS invites the listener to whole-heartedly embrace the urgency facing the planet, while also birthing the dormant seeds of hope and vision that lie within each of us. In essence, Byron’s CD is a healing prayer for a radical global awakening. Motivated by a deep and purposeful commitment to make his “voice” fully heard, A WARNING FROM THE ELDERS is the first project where Byron has used his overtone singing to create harmonic drones and soundscapes. With this potent emphasis on the raw, organic sounds of wood, skin, metal, clay, stone, and the human voice, Byron’s masterful production results in a delicious blend of fierce percussion, heart-opening textural voices and overtone singing – a bold sonic expression of power, purpose, presence and compassion for the Earth – the Mother of us all.

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released September 12, 2007

Byron Metcalf: Drums & Percussion (various frame drums, toms, rattles & shakers, bass drums, gong, Tibetan bowls), overtone singing & vocal harmonic drones

Jesse Pursley: Didgeridoo (Tracks 1, 4 & 5)
John Dumas: Didgeridoo (Track 3)

Gail Chasin: Vocals (toning & harmonic drones on all tracks)
Ted Usatynski: Vocals (low throat singing on tracks 1, 2 & 5)

Cover Photo: Kati Astraeir (www.katiastraeir.com)
Layout & Design: Richard Blum

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