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If you've never heard Ariel Kalma's music in any shape or form the good news is you can basically start anywhere in his catalogue of music to immediately get a feel for this incredibly gifted musician. - You can also hear complete songs and purchase his albums at http://www.ariel-kalma.bandcamp.com

- Ryan Sparks

Your music changed music forever. Im learning the tenor saxophone and love playing freely much like natural and electronic styles emerging. Ive listened to your records in meditation so many times and thank you.

- from a YouTube fan

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Yo Yo A New Man
Yo Yo A New Man
Yo Yo Homme Nouveau
Yo Yo Homme Nouveau
Galactica Electronica
Galactica Electronica
Lazy Lizard
Lazy Lizard
Chillout India
Chillout India
Osmose
Osmose
Osmose
Osmose 2
Chansons d’Esprit
Chansons d’Esprit
Spirit Dancer
Spirit Dancer
Flowing Dreams
Flowing Dreams
Serenity
Serenity
My sax, my love
My sax, my love
Le Temps des Moissons
Le Temps des Moissons
Flute for the Soul
Flute for the Soul
Music for Dream and Love
Music for Dream and Love
Endless Breath
Endless Breath

Latest releases from the 70s

An Evolutionary Music
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An Evolutionary Music

Watch director Matthew McGuigan's fantastic documentary on experimental musician Ariel Kalma

Reviews:

(1) factmag.com by Joe Muggs, Oct 2014

" RVNG Intl. have also delivered a nice one-two. As well as the Bing & Ruth, they’ve dug up something very interesting for their Archival Series. An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings 1972-1979) by Ariel Kalma (who they describe as a “multiversal artist”) is, frankly, a revelation.

Given references to ‘Ecstasy Musical Mind Yoga’, ‘Sunset Inside’, ‘Yogini Breath’ and so forth, you might think that this is just another blissed-out new age kook. And there is plenty of that in here: the 20 minutes of ‘Yogini Breath’ will give you all the zero gravity sinewave glissandi and overtone-singing angelic voices welcoming you through the gates of enlightenment you could ever wish for.

But Parisian-born Kalma is a very hardcore musician, having studied with the electro-acoustic gods of the Group de Recherches Musicales, jammed with Don Cherry and Richard Pinhas and hung with the Arica collective, whose creative philosophies directly inspired Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain.

So yeah: not just some vapidly-beaming hippy, and his music has a lot more to offer than an aural Radox bath. This stuff really is magic, and the collection manages to float alongside the very best of Terry Riley, Cluster, White Noise and a whole lot more, as well as coming uncannily close to the unique world of Arthur Russell in the utterly delightful ‘Sister Echo’."

(2) Pitchfork.com by Andy Beta, Nov 2014

Tracing the trajectory of French-born musician Ariel Kalma does not yield a straight path. Which makes sense for an artist prone to world travels and crafting a strain of music that acts as a peregrination through numerous musical forms of the late 20th century: free jazz, progressive rock, drone, tape-loop based minimalism, electroacoustic composition, field recordings, new age meditations, and more. His name crops up as a sideman for the likes of bossa nova guitarist Baden Powell, Belgian pop crooner Salvatore Adamo, and prog rock guitarist Richard Pinhas, while his own recorded works are ludicrously rare, released in small batches that now fetch astronomical sums online. Saying that Ariel Kalma is underappreciated isn’t quite right in that most of his work remains unheard. More....

(3) The 405 by Nicholas Glover, Nov 2014

The bones and sinew of Kalma's '70s output feel pleasingly familiar today, at least to those raised listening to the more scratchy, sound field-sampling house, hip-hop and ambient electronica. The French-born 'multiversalist' certainly wasn't the first to employ tape looping and drone, but he did originate his own heady mix of Orientalist self-annihilation, combining these elements with Stone Age synthesised drums and live percussion - comfortable touchstones for listeners of Terry Riley, Parmegiani and his ilk. More ....

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Open Like a Flute
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Open Like a Flute

Originally composed between 1981 and 1984 and initially appeared only on tape in two different editions, the proposed material from Ariel Kalma for this work confirms his pantheistic vision of the ethnic sound that had already emerged in 1978 with the masterpiece Osmose (BS 007LP).

The deep consciousness of the compositional techniques of Indian ragas is mixed here with embroidered electronic textures on which flute and sax explore the most secret archetypal elements of nature. In this way Kalma offers to the listener a personal idea of sacred music with luminous and oneiric tones but always dialoguing with a higher cosmic conception of things.

With a clever use of effects, harmonium, delays and exotic percussions, Kalma becomes the creator of soundscapes from the endless myriad shades.

Such a fusion of Western avant-garde and eastern tradition approaches other big names of the international panorama such as Popol VuhAngus MacLise orLászló Hortobágyi. The master comes from the original 1/4'' analog tape from the '80s. Limited edition of 300 copies in a gatefold cover with info.

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