Ancient Forever (2020 Redux)
april 20, 2020
Very excited to announce that today Inner Islands has re-released my 2012 Ashan album, Ancient Forever
! However, this is the 2020 Redux version of the album. Over the last couple years I have been slowly re-mixing and re-mastering these tracks, because I felt like the original version didn't really do the tracks justice. I'm totally pleased with where they're at now though!
This album is quite dear to me and was made during quite an adventurous time. It was recorded in September and October 2011 while I was living in Melbourne, Australia. That time was very special and brought me close to nature on an unfamiliar continent many times. Perhaps most notable was a trip to The Crags in New South Wales - a group of three structures perched on a hill with steep, rocky cliffs all around. The other two houses were empty and the non-human presence greatly outweighed the human presence. During the day we swam in the river, dunked our heads in the waterfall, walked the fields, saw trees growing through the stone, and came close to some of the large and poisonous creatures Australia is famous for. The night was incredibly dark and there were bright flashing lights from unknowable sources. I left with the sense that I will never really know or comprehend the depths of a space like that. The potency of that mystery was very tangible and inspiring. And I feel like this music offers a glimpse into that inspiration.
The album is available digitally via the Inner Islands Bandcamp
The Depth of Rest
november 22, 2019
So stoked to announce my latest release as Channelers on Inner Islands! The Depth of Rest
was recorded in March of this year in a pretty quick burst of inspiration. I feel like it's extra special when an album can come out the same year it was recorded. So often that's not the case for me. Making these pieces felt like a journey to a very special, warm, and loving place. It is with elation that I'm sharing this collection with you all now! It's available on cassette and digitally on Bandcamp and streaming
in the streams.
august 30, 2019
Today marks a new Ashan release on Inner Islands - Transfigurations
is my latest collection of loosely composed, drifting landscapes. This album is very much the follow-up to last year's Far Drift Afield
. The two albums were made back to back, with a similar process and approach to gathering materials, shaping them, and letting them mingle to create excerpts of what folks now call "generative music". These pieces have been a real special place for me to go to over the last year and a half or so. I'm stoked to finally be able to share them with you! Wishing you all well.
june 21, 2019
Happy summer solstice! I have a new album out today on Not Not Fun records! For Being
is the result of many sessions and reflections on the phrase "For Being" and what that might feel like in sound at the particular moment of recording. I'm very excited to share the results of this work through one of my favorite labels. The album is available on cassette, digitally, and on streaming services. Wishing you all well out there.
march 1, 2019
For the last 5 years I have been working with Michael Henning (aka Selaroda) on a collaborative musical endeavor called Skyminds. Today we've release our first album, which is now available
via the Auasca label. We're very excited to finally be letting these sounds out into the world. Hopefully there will be much more to share from Skyminds soon.
Entrance to the Next
october 24, 2018
Today my new Channelers album, Entrance to the Next
, is released on Inner Islands
on cassette and digital formats. This album was recorded two autumns ago and it feels appropriate to share it in the season of its inception. I hope you enjoy these many layers of improvisations. Wishing you all much love and growth.
Far Drift Afield
july 31, 2018
A new Ashan album has arrived in the shape of Far Drift Afield
via Inner Islands
on cassette and digital formats. It is great to be sharing these new sounds and where my head has been at lately. These are the product of some new methods of creating and composing/not composing and some new moods for the project that I was working with over this last fall and winter. Wishing you all well out there.
july 12, 2018
I had the pleasure of making an extended version of Inner Travels’ collaboration with Ylang Ylang, Heartswell
, for this digital only release! The original was around 7 minutes and I brought it out to around 22 minutes by rearranging the pre-existing elements into a new flow and by creating new juxtapositions. I’m very happy with how it came out and I’m excited to finally be sharing it!
january 31, 2018
I'm excited to announce that I've put out a new Channelers
with Inner Islands. It's a mellow, rainy lullaby of sorts working with the line between the mundane and the magical. Like how everyday objects and moments are actually rather unfathomable and amazing through a certain perspective. This piece was realized utilizing field recordings and electronics. It's only available digitally on Bandcamp.
november 8, 2017
I added a couple of new tracks to the Mist series
of on-going collected tracks. These two new ones are from the time of recording Air & Ether
. I also mastered a lot of the tracks for the first time for this update, which will hopefully make the whole collection a more pleasant listening experience! Sending good vibes your way.
Slow Leaf Spell
september 22, 2017
I've released a new album of Channelers
work via Inner Islands, called Slow Leaf Spell
. This work is really dear to me. To me it feels very ecstatic and completely mellow. Like laying on the ground and breathing and wanting nothing more. The album has some field recordings from a summer in Ohio and from a video game that a lot of people seem to like. I'm real excited to share this one with you. Lots of love your way.
Faces of Love
july 23, 2017
I have released a new collection of Channelers
material, Faces of Love
, which is out now on Inner Islands. The album consists of two long-form meditative tracks. It's the product of a practice of recording and improvising as a mindfulness practice, playing to listen to and be with the sound. The rhythm of the sound follows the rhythm of the body and the pace of the breath. It's available both digitally and on cassette.
Air & Ether
april 21, 2017
I've just released a new collection of Ashan material, Air & Ether
, through Florida label Elestial Sound! It's a joy to be sharing these sounds. For me, they're about the navigating a musical space that both dialogues my physicality and my sense of vastness. 4 live rhythm-driven hypnotic journeys. The album is available digitally and on cassette. Much love.