Release Date: 10/10/00
Steve’s ultra-soundworlds, hybrid grooves and magical production combine with Byron’s acoustic-organic tribal trance.
Like the mysterious caves portrayed on its cover,The Serpentâs Lairis an opening to an alluring and intense underworld.
In many shamanic traditions, the snake or serpent is viewed with sacred reverence. The serpent symbolizes the process of âdeath and rebirth.â As the serpent sheds its skin, leaving behind that which is outgrown or no longer of use, it quietly prepares to move into a ânew life.â This is a vulnerable period during which the snake is left defenseless against outside threats with no guarantee of survival.
Beginning as a collaboration between Roach and Metcalf,The Serpentâs Lairevolved into an epic 2CD set augmented with a myriad of guests. For those familiar with Roachâs work, this release has it all. Steveâs ultra-soundworlds, hybrid grooves and magical production combined with Byronâs acoustic-organic tribal trance patterns set disc 1 in motion (in all directions). Aligning with themes of shamanic initiation found throughout the world, this disc is rooted in the organic, the earth, the ancestors, and the initiatory energy of focused transformational ritual practice which is integrated into the alchemical fire of psycho-spiritual death and rebirth. It is here that one is confronted with all the essential elements of danger and possibility.
Disc 2 is built around musical elements from disc 1 yet forges a sonic alchemy as it dives deeper. Though at times rhythmic, the overall feeling is a floating, pulsing, breathing adventure through a system of underground rivers and caves, inspiring fantastic episodes.
Just like the Shamanic initiate who journeys within to find his source of power and transformation â like the serpent shedding its skin â in our contemporary society, we too can choose the path of personal transformation. Such is the way of this shamanic lesson.
Guests include Vicki Richards, Vidna Obmana, Jeffrey Fayman, Momodou âMohammadâ Kah, Jorge Reyes, Jim Cole, Lena Stevens and Vir Unis.
2CD in ecoWallet.
|Run Time: 141 mins|
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