Award-winning composer Yuval Ron joins forces with vocalist Úyanga Bold and Executive Producer of Metta Mindfulness Music, Dr. Richard Gold, on the recently released Sacred Spiral, a collection of musical meditations on the “more-than-human-world.”
Talking about the album, Úyanga shares, “This music is truly stunning and healing. A breathtaking multi-colored and multi-dimensional journey through the sublime… May many souls benefit. The title ‘Sacred Spiral’ is powerfully compelling, evoking the mystery, intelligent design, and harmony of creation.”
While Yuval Ron says, “Beyond being transporting, cinematic, and meditative, this album is a breath-taking showcase of Úyanga’s amazing voice, her range of vocal expression, and spiritual depth. Her astounding vocal performances with so many colors and nuances and her ability to take my melodies to high and deep places are the wonders of this project. I am grateful to Dr. Richard Gold who initiated and supported this unique undertaking”
Yuval and Úyanga are joined by a masterful group of contributing musicians, with instrumentation ranging from Sitar (Pandit Nayan Ghosh on “Water of Forgiveness”), Jaw Harp (Chugge Khan on “Voice of Freedom”), Didgeridoo (Andjru Werderitsch on “Deep Earth Chant”), Bansuri flute (Shye Ben Tzur on “Mysteries of the Heart”), PanArt Hang (James Hood on “Mind Vision Invocation”), Flugelhorn (Andrew Carney on “Voice of Freedom”), Glass harp (Brien Engle on “Ethereal Voyage”), Cello (Dennis Karmazyn on “Darkness and Light”) and Gongs (Kenneth Goff on “Deep Earth Chant”).
Encompassing seven tracks, Sacred Spiral begins with “Ethereal Voyage,” which opens on emerging tones, vibrating with concentrated shimmers of color. Úyanga’s wraithlike vocals infuse the tune with elongated drifting timbres, blending with the intense harmonics.
Highlights include “Voice of Freedom,” which delivers more numinous hues than the futuristic soundscape of “Ethereal Voyage.” Úyanga’s magical voice performs an antiphonal dance with Andrew Carney’s flugelhorn, giving the tune potent transcendent savors.
The supernatural, trembling tones of a sitar imbue “Water of Forgiveness” with exotic, spiritual nuances, as Úyanga’s chanting vocals provide dream-like sonic insights. A personal favorite, “Darkness into Light’ travels on the classic flavors of Dennis Karmazyn’s exquisite cello as Úyanga injects deep floating tones.
At once delicate, otherworldly, and sublimely beautiful, Sacred Spiral underscores the gorgeous, spectral voice of Úyanga Bold.