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DON ROBERTSON
Celestial Ascent LP
18
Black Sweat Records 16 / ITA / 2015
If already in his debut album Dawn of 1969, the American multi-instrumentalist Don Robertson coloured with his 80-string guitar-zither a magic ethnic sound, in the next Celestial Ascent, released in 1980 exclusively on tape, it's only this instrument of the Austro-Germanic tradition to be the chosen viaticum for a timeless journey into the depths of the soul and psyche. According to the same respect for the cosmic rhythms, which also affects the Indian ragas, the album is ideally divided into two parts: the first side (Oracle Of Love) is the music of the day, while the second (Isis Unveiled) is the sound of the night. The music of Robertson is so authentic "music for elevation & trasformation" by the extraordinary effects of peacefulness, with a holistic and transcendental approach that combines it with other investigations of the sacred sound, like those of Stephan Micus, Paul Horn or Deuter.