Kelly David – Meditation in Green (Spotted Peccary, 2019)
Electronic music artist and sound designer Kelly David has released Meditation in Green for the great Spotted Peccary label. Throughout the album, David takes the listener into a fantastic world of mystery and spellbinding ethno-ambient electronics and a multitude of sounds.
Kelly David’s inspiration came from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and features samples of traditional Vietnamese musical instruments provided by Vu Nhat Tan.
Despite the titles of the songs, this is not easy listening melodic meditation music. Instead, it is a wonderful voyage though the best of ambient electronic music, with a world music edge.
Kelly David plays analog and digital synthesizers, large format analog modular synthesizers, samplers, loopers, wind synthesizer, field recordings, gongs, bells and several percussion instruments. Guests include Drew Redfield on electric guitar; Kailani Jurasek on temple bell; and field recordings from Kent Antognini and Eckart Bühler.