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Lifegiving

by Australis

The interbreeding of sound and spirit, Australis (winner of the Morpheus Music 2004 Best New Independent Artist award) journeys through new age, world, electronica and filmic genres; creating unique landscapes where heart and melody interweave seamlessly.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. Lifegiving
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2. Conciliation
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3. Turning Point
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4. The Sound of Hope
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5. Fire Tamer
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6. Forbidden Scents
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7. The Enchantment
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8. Between the Sun and the Moon
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9. Barren Lands
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10. Sacred Earth
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Australis is the natural expression of the human heart beyond languages, cultures and distances; constantly searching for the real sound of emotions, the unique melody of feelings, the intense rhythms of passion... to express what cannot be told by spoken tongues.

After many years of musical and personal evolution, Australis becomes a formal project by middle 2004 and takes its name from the ancient latin term that means "from the south"; a symbol of the places where he experienced his first loves, his first fears.

His music, the interbreeding of sound and spirit, journeys through new age, ambient, world, electronica, film and classic styles; touching them with his own acoustic perceptions. The always unique outcome creates musical landscapes where heart and rhythm interweave seamlessly, rich and vast environments inviting the soul to explore and discover, to expand, to feel.

Australis' debut album "Lifegiving", released in May 30th, 2005, is a first offering from those emotional and intimate sceneries. Its tracks have been favorites in several online radio stations long before its release and earned Australis the Morpheus Music's "2004 Best New and Independent Artist" award in January 2005.

For more information and news, please visit Australis at www.australiscanticum.com


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Ellis Hadlock

Great Choice!
Australis' music is captivating, intriguing, technically solid, and atmospherically beautiful. A very unique style that welcome's your attention to enjoy. Every song is excellent in it's own way. So many wonderful songs on this CD too. This is a great choice for your musical collection.

Randall Wright

A soundtrack for anyone's life!
Thought-provoking, serene, beautiful. The melodies created by this band are unique and timeless. If you like Amethystium or Mythos, you must have this CD. Repeat for effect: YOU MUST HAVE THIS CD!

Lisa Sangiorgio

Absolutely euphoric music that stirs the soul, making you want to express yoruse
The music is euphoric and yet has a nice beat that enables one to feel wonderful inside and want to express themselves. I do believe music is one of the keys to the soul and Australis does touch the soul for those who feel an attraction to it, including me.

Raj Manoharan

Lush Melodies + Rhythmic Grooves = Sonic Brilliance
Lifegiving is an auspicious debut for this promising Ambient/New Age artist, whom I first heard on Music Choice: Soundscapes. While Australis is clearly influenced by Vangelis, his compositions recall the film scores of Howard Shore and Danny Elfman, as well as the sonic palettes of Peter Gabriel and Seal. His bedrock of soothing electronica and techno atmospherics is threaded together with artful piano/keyboard work comparable to the classy stylings of Jim Brickman and George Winston. While every tune on this CD is brilliant, tracks 1, 2, 4, 8, and 9 are exquisitely beautiful, haunting, and transforming.

Jon Rattenbury

Absolutely one of my favorite New Age albums!!
When I first heard the music of Australis I was amazed at how beautiful and thought provoking it was. It is music with so many layers and amazing soundscapes. It has been years since I actually bought a CD and believe me when I say Lifegiving is one of the best I have heard in a long time!!!

Michael Hayes

Beautifully textured and orchestrated
As a musician myself, I find instrumental music to be the ultimate creative expression. I’m always searching for the ultimate unique musical experience and Australis delivers on the highest level. When I heard the CD Baby Samples I immediately clicked add to cart. The music is beautifully textured and well orchestrated. I look forward to the next release so I can rush out and buy it!

REVIEWS NEW AGE

Música que rozando el alma...
Una música etérea, fantástica; un incursión por la fantasía nos aguarda en Lifegiving gracias a melodías electrónicas, chill out, de la mano del compositor Australis, un CD donde sus influencias destacan al paso de cada nota, Enigma, Vangelis e incluso algo de Yanni son fácilmente reconocibles entre los dulces sonidos de las apacibles piezas que conforman este primer trabajo. Australis nos ofrece minutos de buena música y nos invita a disfrutar de un viaje musical relajante, explorando paisajes nunca vistos, descritos en cada composición y rozando con sutileza el alma del oyente.

La pieza que da nombre a este trabajo abre el CD. Una composición con una larga introducción que establece unos pacíficos instantes con sonidos nocturnos que acompañan a un delicado piano y a sintetizadores, que con escrupuloso mimo, dibujan una escena de quietud plena. El sentimiento cambia al aparecer un cenit emocionante, poderoso, que eleva el alma por completo. Fantástico comienzo, fantástica composición!.

Con un ritmo embaucador, "Conciliation" hace aparición. Hipnótica y sumamente relajante, una música liberadora hace un fantástico y rápido recorrido por un cielo lleno de nubes, manteniendo al oyente expectante en un estribillo enérgico y volviendo a sumergirlo en la más profunda paz con la melodía del comienzo. Me gusta!.

"Turning Point" es una banda sonora heroica, majestuosa, en una entrada sorprendente. Después de la increíble introducción, la música mantiene durante unos minutos una melancólica melodía, triste, relevada por sintetizadores, teclado y un instrumento de cuerdas que van alternándose a golpe de percusión para interpretar la apenada melodía.

"The Sound of Hope" es un tema radiante, lleno de optimismo y fuerza. Cada uno de los sonidos y notas que surgen a su paso incrementan el sentimiento de confianza, dejando un bienestar fantástico en el oyente.

Conservando el mismo sentimiento que ofrecía el track anterior, pero con una fuerza más poderosa y alentadora, "Fire Tamer" posee una música amenazadora e intensa, una música que atrae toda la atención y consigue, gracias a su ritmo lleno de furia, que no decaiga el ánimo.

Más suave es "Forbidden Scents", que aunque posea una sugerente percusión, el teclado y los sonidos ambientales de acompañamiento son la droga perfecta para calmar la furia creada por "Fire Tamer". Una pieza misteriosa y a su vez delicada, de una belleza sin igual. Me gusta!.

"The Enchantment" es otra de las piezas interesantes incluidas en Lifegiving. Reservada y de una música profunda, suws notas son encantadoras, dejando algunos instantes de protagonismo a una inocente música, hasta que surge con fuerza una melodía tenebrosa. Me encanta esta composición, mezcla de magia y fantasía. Otra de mis favoritas!.

"Between the Sun and the Moon" surge entre fuertes percusiones, piano, guitarra y más cuerdas. Una pieza con un ritmo convincente donde el protagonismo lo rubrica un numeroso elenco de sintetizadores, lo que hace que esta sea la pieza más electrónica de todas.

Llega la paz y el misterio con "Barren Lands", una composición con dos fragmentos bien diferenciados; un primero extenso, tétrico e incierto que realmente llega a impresionar y una segunda mitad más rítmica, bañada por una delicada percusión y un suave baile de notas de piano que se acompañan por sonidos de ambiente. Fascinante!.

Un final muy rítmico y étnico da el cierre a Lifegiving, otra grande de este estupendo álbum. La mezcla de sonidos étnicos, como percusiones e instrumentos de viento, con sintetizadores y demás sonidos electrónicos, crean una unión fantástica, llena de color y muy vibrante!. Otra de mis preferidas!.


Australis ha dado vida a un debut con una música muy variada, piezas tranquilas o llenas de un ritmo mágico intercambian sus papeles en Lifegiving, un álbum donde la música electrónica alcanza una riqueza y una belleza sorprendentes y en la que la unión de los teclados y los diferentes sonidos generan en melodías de lo más hermosas e interesantes. Lifegiving es un álbum muy recomendable.

reviewsnewage.com
19/02/11

Fred Synth

Great melodic electronica
I heard a song from this CD while listening to an internet radio. I was instantly hooked. And so will you be when you hear the lush melodies and refined sound of this great album. The tracks (all instrumental) are a fantastic display of what you can do when you combine solid melodies and great sound. The album avoids the two main pitfalls of electronica: predictability and roughness. To the contrary, these tracks have just the right amount of surprise to maintain the listener's interest, while providing a clean yet rich and enjoyable sound.

The inspirations of the CD could be categorized in Jean-Michel Jarre (the good stuff only), Vangelis, and Tangerine Dream.

If you like synths and good melodies, you'll love this album.

John P. Olsen / NewAgeMusic.Nu

The Gift of Life
Oscar Aguayo, having an artist title of Australis, is just one among many persons who comprehend and share this environmental concern having been born and raised in a tropical rain forest region of the Amazonian Basin in Peru, South America. While Oscar presently resides in America, his 2005 album Lifegiving makes reference to this complex political and social question involving our rain forests around the world. His first album Lifegiving is a New Age spiritual endeavor that steps into a lush undergrowth in the mysterious subgenre land of Ambient, World, Electronica, and Classic, having Ethnic pathways towards a deeper emotional expression where each discovery blends into an intricate canopy filled with rich colorful instrumentation. The 10 songs representing his personal insight are divinely portrayed on this album using careful craftsmanship that in turn introduces a strong emotional content beyond any cultural, political, or geographical limitations. This unique excursion begins with the title song Lifegiving, where faint chirping of jungle soundscapes ascend slowly into the lush surroundings. The single key piano notes then sketch an image of dew drops from the jungle canopy, falling onto dense tropical vegetation below. The deep recesses of secluded terrain are soon lit by violin and string interlude that together emerge to install thoughts of dusk like visibility. While glancing upward, small fragments of sun beams penetrate the full tree tops above, changing your perspective on the time of day. Slowly as the song starts to fade, an apparent awareness of total darkness begins to descend around you, bringing with it soft audible animal chants, returning to their nightly song ritual. The Enchantment is a song rich in orchestral diversity with lively strings and woodwinds engaging in a native dance full of tempo and key changes that both excite and captivate those who have entered this mysterious land of musical enchantment. Sacred Earth is an upbeat Ethnic song that explores the inner boundaries of this earthly sanctuary largely responsible for our life giving resources of medicine, water and air that we breath. While woodwind, flute, and piano play a colorful fragrant harmony, exotic instruments lend their perspective sovereignty, giving this song a unique essence. The bongo drums, woodblock, and abundant percussion claves enhance this song by surrounding within an indirect border, giving it a deep tribal influence without overriding the primary melody.
Oscar’s brother Alvaro lends his talent by playing an exotic 10 string Charango in this song, adding refinement and warmth to the experience. The song and album ends by fading into a soft forest rainfall, leaving you with a collective memory of your musical excursion filled with creativity, interest, and amazement of this album and our life giving rain forests worth saving.