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Somewhere in the deep past there were four creatures:
One was a calf, perhaps a Yak calf, with a voice of wondrous harmonics.
Another was an eagle, soaring above the mountains raising great bowls to heaven.
The third was a man, who forged the wind of heaven into the weapons of angels.
Finally there was a lion, who transformed the sounds of the others into his roar.
Together they were HyperYak - the voice, the mountains, the roar of heaven.
Their time machine landed in a suburban street;
they set up their cones and drills and began installing ley lines
Angelic Weaponry CD
HyperYak is a unique fusion of musical worlds. From the traditional Mongolian song Four Mountains
(Based on Dorvon Uul, a song about the 4mountains that surround the Mongolian Capital, Ulaan Baatar)
to the intense dialogue of Hippogriff (“Sired by a Griffon out of a mare: like it’s father’s were its feathers
and wings, its forelegs, head, and beak; in all its other parts it resembled its mother; they come,
though rarely, from the Rhiphaean Mountains, far beyond the icebound seas” – Ariosto ‘Orlando Furioso).
From the calm of Heavens Wind (Inspired by a Jalait Mongolian poem ‘Tengri-yin Salkhin':
“The Winds of Heaven shift and change, your body will not live forever; your mortal body
has but its brief span of life. May we, fast friends that have met, all live long and happily together!”)
to the drama of Installing Ley Lines
“Their time machine landed in a suburban street; they set up their cones and drills and began installing ley lines”
Track List: 1. Angelic Weaponry (25:02) 2. Four Mountains (5:44)
3. Hippogriff (6:38) 4. Heaven’s Wind (7:34) 5. Installing Ley Lines (19:03)
Credits: Michael Ormiston: Voice, Morin Khuur, Flutes, Jaw Harps, Bowls, Shawm, Electronics –
Lawrence Casserley: Signal Processing Instrument, Percussion, Monoharps, Voice –
Simon Desorgher: Flute, Piccolo, Bass Flute, Quena, Panpipes, Chinese Flutes, Nose Flutes –
Jeff Higley: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Cymbal, Jaw Harps, Flutes, Voice
Recorded and mixed at Lawrence Electronic Operations, Buckinghamshire, UK
Engineered by Lawrence Casserley Produced by HyperYak
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