Wondrous Birth of a New CD

I’m a bit late with this post but for those who don’t know: a couple of months ago saw the release of my collab album ‘Wonder, Harmony and Embodiment’. This collaboration with Belgian duo Moment2Moment was in the pipeline a few years ago but at the time the timing wasn’t right. We knew we had to make a serious effort when, by ‘serendipity’, we ran into each other on a sunny Saturday in Eindhoven. The three of us knew that was not a chance meeting. A couple of weeks later I would visit Jos & Carine at their home in Maaseik. I was amazed by what they showed me: a room full of the most exotic instruments, some of which I’d never see before (like the crystal didge, crystal pyramid, crystal harp and Kotamo). I knew they had quite an assortment of instruments that they use at their live soundjourney’s but hadn’t expected anything like this. I had the privilege to play some of them and totally submerged myself in the vibrations of the seven crystal singing bowls. Upon my return I started to notice that one bowl in particular had triggered something deep inside of me. It was like the sediment of my subconsciousness had been stirred loose. A wave of sadness rose to the surface and I knew instantly it had been triggered by this singing bowl. For the next couple of weeks I felt deeply into these emotions and let them move through me with grace and without resistance. I marvelled at the therapeutic effect of this instrument....wow this was such a powerful tool to heal old wounds buried deep within our psyche.

As time went by and I was in the finishing stage of arranging the different tracks, I got such a full dose of singing bowls-frequencies that my system went in full cleans-mode. I got ill and for one-and-a-half month couldn’t work on the project anymore. I simply couldn’t bare listening to our music anymore. During that time I felt a higher aspect of my self, let’s call it the big Self, integrate more deeply into my body. It was quite an experience which also brought a lot of challenges along my trail of evolution. This new consciousness challenged me to let go even more of my old identity. The dreams I was having nudged me to start saying goodbye to my old self. The process had now started in all earnest and the months ahead would plunge me into life’s most difficult situations I had ever experienced.

But the album, which had been a mammoth undertaking for me, finally saw the light of day this september. A lot of things went ‘wrong’ during the making-of but luckily the three of us were undeterred and were determined to get it finished: we knew in our hearts we acted like conduits for a higher energy which was beckoning to be materialised! And luckily we did because the album is so full of depth and soul-stirring beauty I’m glad we felt it had to absolutely be materialised.