Hot on the heels of the release of his debut album Ozone Parade, Parnell March releases the meditative and absorbing Melissa’s Meditation with stunning remixes from Liminal Drifter and Murphy.
Across seven and a half minutes, Melissa’s Meditation is based on Parnell’s experience of a silent mindfulness meditation retreat led by Melissa Blacker, a Zen teacher and priest. Melissa’s grounding mindful vocal instruction is juxtaposed within layers of drone and ethereal synthesizer tones that swirl and build towards a climatic conclusion. Liminal Drifter’s remix slickly applies beautiful vocal harmonies and chops within a body-hugging 90s-infused dub groove. Murphy’s adaptation takes the absorbingtones to more ghostly provinces with his application of modular synthesis and nods to Boards of Canada style productions.
Parnell March is an Irish-Australian electronica producer and performer based in Perth, Australia. He has been releasing music since 2014 with his productions being described as everything from ethereal, lush and dreamy electronica to driving percussive house music. Reviews have drawn comparisons to Apparat, Boards of Canada, John Hopkins, Brian Eno and Underworld. He has been nominated twice for the West Australian Song of the Year award. His productions have had extensive airplay across Europe, the USA and Australia. His widely-acclaimed debut album Ozone Parade is currently riding high in the North American College and Radio (NACC) electronic music charts.
The original version is accompanied by a beautiful video from graphic flow artist Ronan Devlin. The video uses light to depict altered states of consciousness and is a perfect accompaniment of meditative hypnotic flow. Check it out here! or listen on soundcloud.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
THIS IS A PAID POST