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Transfixing Shamanic Trance Music from Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig

Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig – Persistent Visions

Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig – Persistent Visions (Projekt Records, 2019)

Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig deliver a spellbinding performance on Persistent Visions. The combination of bansuri flute, electronics and the mesmerizing beat of frame drums create a fascinating, relaxing effect.

Persistent Visions is presented in two versions. There is single long piece that is 01:11:03 long and the same musical piece broken into six individual “Visions.”

Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig conceived Persistent Visions as a constant, uninterrupted listening experience that gradually evolves and builds with increasing rhythmic and energetic complexity.

Byron creates contemplative beats and patterns while Mark’s bamboo flute (bansuri) is rooted in two classic Indian ragas.

Trance Electronic Music duo Cosmic Gates Releases “am2pm” Video

Trance-style electronic music duo Cosmic Gates has released a cinematic, traveling video for “am2pm,” the first single from their mix compilation series Wake Your Mind Sessions 002 (Black Hole Recordings). The video was directed by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic, featuring scenic shots of The Death Valley (California), Los Angeles (California), and The Grand Canyon (Arizona).

German producers Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems are behind Cosmic Gate, one of Germany’s most successful and lasting electronic acts. The duo has created some of electronic trance music’s iconic singles, including classics such as “Be Your Sound,” “Fire Wire,” and “Exploration of Space.”