Award-winning composer Yuval Ron will release his new collaborative album, Sacred Spiral, on February 6, 2022. The album features the talent of vocalist Úyanga Bold.
Talking about Sacred Spiral, Úyanga Bold 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.”
Essentially, Sacred Spiral is music meditations on the “more-than-human world,” a term coined by the American ecologist and philosopher David Abram. It refers to humankind’s life and culture on the earth, along with that which exceeds humanity.
Contributing musicians include Shye Ben Tzur, Pandit Nayan Ghosh, James Hood, Chugge Khan, Dennis Karmazyn, Andrew Carney, Brien Engle, Andjru Werderitsch, and Kenneth Goff.
Encompassing seven tracks, entry points include “Ethereal Voyage,” exuding shimmering tones reminiscent of the Empyrean and the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, simultaneously numinous and alluringly beautiful. Úyanga Bold’s voice has to be heard to be fully appreciated: light, airy, luminous, and exquisitely gorgeous.
“Mysteries of the Heart” rolls out on chanting vocals, supple, and rippling with plush modulations. Below and all around, emerging harmonics glow with vibrant energy. A personal favorite because of its classic feel and flow, “Darkness Into Light” features the aching, lingering timbres of an evocative cello.
The final track, “Deep Earth Chant,” travels on eerie, vibrating textures, ranging from elusive droning filaments to soft, oozing sonic washes.
Sacred Spiral offers deeply spiritual effusions of sound and color, while the superb voice of Úyanga Bold perfectly complements the music of Yuval Ron.