Sitka | Surface Tension

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Surface Tension

by Sitka

Polyrhythmic Spirit Songs
Genre: Folk: like Ani
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1. Therefore : Soul
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2. The Oral Tradition Re-Courted
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3. Without Reservation
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4. Lovesong For A Leaf
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5. Fog
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6. Weather Underground
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7. My Heart Is Wilderness
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8. Eternal Soul Gazers
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9. Echo Resonance
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10. Fissure
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11. The Final Penetration of Mars & Kaite
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12. Tao'n Tempo
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Album Notes
This album has been inspired by ecstatic experiences - ecstatic singing, ecstatic dancing, ecstatic lovemaking, ecstatic psychedelic visionary states :: channelling powerful energy with my body as a conduit of higher intelligence.

Recently, I have been pursuing groundedness, peace within my heart+mind, healing my body and discipline. My ecstatic experiences have been put on a back burner, and the level of ecstatic consciousness that inspired the music on this album has been let go of - in favor of tranquility. I still love and live for kundalini awakenings and psychedelic visionary experiences of all sorts, but I find centeredness to be a more favorable experience at this juncture.

Many people have asked if my music is a language. My singing is not based in a cultural language. I sing the language of my heart. I am more interested in tones, vibration, overtones, harmonies, melodies, frequencies and the energies through which can be transmitted via singing.

It is my intention, now as in eternity, that I do the work I am inspired to do to be a servant of the universe. I hope to help hold and anchor the energies coming from galactic consciousness to re-balance the earth in the coming transitionary years.

May peace, harmony and balance return to this planet.

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"I actually love "Surface Tension." Your voice is ballsy and clear
even as it's mysterious and riddle-haunting. Your lyrics surprise and
rile and entertain. You glide and weave like you're creating songlines.

You're poetically ethical, ethically poetical . . . a spiritual
freedom fighter . . . agitating for justice but with your wild mind
fully engaged. Not didactic, but slippery and sinewy, escaping
reasonableness but making lots of Dionysian sense."

. : Rob Brezsny of



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dancing muse, singing to your soul
a pause in what looks like an amazing and beautiful journey, this is a moment of bliss captured forever - a precious gift from a precious spirit and an invitation to become the dance!

DanSir on Tribe.Net

Fully-Potent Future-Primal Tribal-Trance Deep-Groovy Bitchin'!
Oh God-Dess!
Sitka brings up some deeeeeep Beauty, in some of the most natural, spontaneous, organic sounds I've EVER heard. Thank She! Although many of the lyrics are Good Medicine and Poetry, inDeed, my favorite stuff is surely when she drops into the total PygmyAfroMythicalOrganicMumboJumbo Tribal Vocal Jazz (???!), layer upon layer of She, resonant, sweet, shining, relevant to ALL. I've dropped back from the "perfect" score of 5 stars here only because of the handful of times on a couple of tracks where there's overdriven mic problems... perhaps She likes it like that?, I don't know, but it does tend to pull me out of the Spell that is otherwise cast SOOOOOOO well by this PowerFull CD! I lay prostrate, arms akimbo, at your feet, She, in Honor and Gratitude for the Divine Radiance that flows from your eyes, mouth, fingers... Love.

DanSir, LuckyMan


Earthy, tribal, minimal, pygmy, soulful, celebrational ecstasy!
Beautiful earthy layers of ancient vocalizations, supported by minimal primal percussion and didjeridoo. Very beautiful and awe-inspiring, this CD compels me to get up and move and become one with the music. Sitka spontaneously channels the goddess spirit and lures my own soul back home when it has forgotten itself...


Shamanic Goddess songs target heart, revealing indigenous soul
Raw, unadorned honesty reconnects us with the nexus ~
Intricate layers of intentionality unfold the untold ~
A timely transcendence of our Culture of Make Believe ~
At once joyous and tear-stained ~
Concentric rings of social consciousness blend tenderness with severity ~
A resonant call: surrender to grief and beauty, find purpose in purgatory ~
Explore the edge between the eternal and ephemeral ~
An erotic re-visioning of our place in creation ~
This experience of sexuality with stars, communion with non-humans ~
Weaves words with rhythms ~
Fractal precision with spider-web spontaneity ~
To revitalize bliss in a torn world ~
This angelic tribal jazz scat, pygmy water music for a parched soul ~
It's music to die to—and to be reborn anew.


Playful shamanic poetess bold vocal voyager
The subtitle of this cd: 'the oral tradition re-courted' describes it well. This is a recording of the love affair between a woman and her voice. You will hear the influences of many artists and you will hear a voice and poetry that are unique and new but somehow echo out of a place way back in your memory .

Tom Roncoli

Very much beauty here.
The singer is very gifted, as a song writer and a singer. Perhaps the two categories don't make sense separated here. That the artist has experience and sophistication is evident from the album's consistent faithfulness to rich vocal expression. For example, Sitka uses a wondrous prosody in the half-spoken lyrics, never relinquishing a claim to your ear just on a musical level. The social responsibility messages come off sounding integral to the music. There are no strained rhymes here (though I will mention a single smirk-inducing pun at the end of the vivid, lusciously melodic track four). And it was personally refreshing to hear the artist's philosophy on her own life: "I give away my soul as / what is not mine. / What is not mine, is not mine to keep: / my soul, my melody." Really makes you think. The very fine accompaniment by didgeridoos on a couple tracks gives nice texture to the album. You're not looking for more instruments to back up the voice, and you're not looking for less.


Awaken the Hearth with Beauty!
I found my soul awakened by the lovely, rhythmic voice of this courageous woman. Her works ask the questions so many on the planet are unwilling to ask or answer. Through a perfect mix of poetry-heartfulness-loveandemotion, this beautiful voice and rhythmic backgounds will take you to trance and awakened heart!