Celestial Gateways is inspired by concepts of doorways into other dimensions and communication with inter-dimensional and extraterrestrial consciousness recorded by many ancient tribal cultures including Native Americans, Aboriginees and Mayans. It explores modern scientific theories of tapping into genetic/cellular memory tracing back to our ancient ancestry and our links with the 'Star Beings' that are believed to have originally seeded humanity and encoded a DNA trigger into multi-dimensional consciousness.
The music is an unusual and quirky fusion of alternative ambient and uplifting psychedelic trance, with tribal beats, electric guitar and other more traditional instrumentals including acoustic guitar, 'funny' flutes (midi-horn), Native American recorders, and also features euphoric vocals. The album was engineered by the late Dave Goodman (New Age Radio, and Ex-Producer of the Sex Pistols) and Mouse Studios, with additional engineering by William Lightburn.
Elfin Spiral is a collective of musicians and artists producing alternative and uplifting dance music - where Ambient Trance and Psychedelic Chill Out meets Electric Guitar and Instrumentals. Elfin Spiral was formed by Nick Ashron in 1995 (when they performed at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival Green Fields) as a vehicle for creating a diverse range of inspiring visionary dance music featuring many different guest artists and DJs. Founder Nick Ashron says"The intent of my music is to take the listener on a journey of healing and transformation to a higher state of being".
* 'Millenium (Gather All the People)' was performed by Nick and special guest singer Carina Coen on Nick Ashron's Lightworker's Guide to the Galaxy on Edge Media TV on Sky 200 in Spring 2009
** 'Dreamland 5' has now also been remixed by Steve Mitchell of Soul Path as 'Dreamland 5.1' and featured on his new Dragons and Rings DVD.
*** 'Crystal Skull Speaks' is included on the soundtrack to the stunning new crop circle documentary The Wake Up Call Anybody Listening by filmmaker and songwriter Patty Greer and is also on the soundtrack CD The Wake Up Call Anybody Listening Soundtrack.
Influences / Sounds Like:
Musical influences and comparisons include; Steve Hillage, early Genesis, Isao Tomita, Ozric Tentacles, The Orb, Banco de Gaia, System 7, Transglobal Underground, Eat Static and Platipus Records.
Audio CD (1 disc) | Released 1995 | Running Time 44:28 | Recorded at Mouse Studios | Copyright © 1995 Wandering Minstrel Music / Eflin Spiral.