Khan Altay is a very special concoction. If you expect to find a mere set of tracks on this CD, you're in for a bit of a surprise, for this release is so much more. It is a mystical fable told by the campfire in the magical mountains of Altay in the summer of 2008 and recorded onto a digital medium with a great deal of love and care so that it might hold you spellbound for a small eternity the way it held us.
Thousands of lucid individuals from all across the globe gathered by the shores of River Katun to celebrate the total solar eclipse. According to the ancient legend, the Altay is the meeting point of three worlds. This is where the mystics of olden times located the Axis Mundi, which is like a stairway that begins in the Netherworld and reaches all the way up to the celestial spheres, passing through the world of humans on its way. Khan Altay embodies the spirit of our ancestral Earth - it is a living, breathing portal to the planetary consciousness. This festival has given us a chance to express our gratitude to Mother Gaia, which keeps the precious cosmic awareness ablaze for millennia. We are most grateful to the Space of Joy community for taking us on this amazing quest for our destiny.
Thus, each and every chapter of our sonic fable is a tribute to the magical event that we shall forever cherish in our hearts.
Khan Altay is a space out of time, a festival of art and creation - the kind people from the Space of Joy have once again lived up to their name. We have done our best to preserve the sublime atmosphere of this festival and bring it right to your doorstep. Have you caught a whiff of campfire smoke yet? If not, you must have forgotten to put the CD on!
released November 1, 2009
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