Celestial Gateways (originally the first part of the double concept album Celestial Gateways & Tribal Awakenings) 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.
* Dreamland 5 has now also been remixed by Soul Path as Dreamland 5.1and featured on his new Dragons and Rings DVD.
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Nick Ashron, Larry Lloyd, Tessa Dickinson, Ennis and Mark Ives.
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, William Orbit and Platipus Records.
Audio CD (1 disc) | Released 1995 | Running Time 44:28 |
Recorded at Mouse Studios |
Copyright © 1995 Wandering Minstrel Music / Eflin Spiral.