2 Inside the Underworld
3 The Dreaming Room
4 Summerwind Mansion
5 Here in Her Absence
6 Willpower and the Dice Pool
7 Feral Cries
8 Entangled Forevermore
9 She Does Not Sleep
10 Movement in the Shadows
11 What Can’t Be Seen
Genres: New Age, World Music, Meditation, Relaxation
Flutist Peter Phippen says certain objects hold spiritual energy or supernatural characteristics. Due to these energies they can be haunted. On Ghosts, his solo follow-up to 2022’s Into the Ancient, he performs 11 tracks of haunting and transportive world music. His ancient instruments, traditional flutes from across the aeons, “hold otherworldly powers within.”
Elegant, captivating, melodic and mysterious, Peter’s flute is unaccompanied, an evocative reverb his only companion on this multi-dimensional ritual of note and nuance. With a mystical ability to connect breath and mind, his flute whispers earnestly to us with every note, a stark, unworldly magic balanced with sensitivity.
“In the natural world,” Peter reflects, “there are many unexplained phenomena that some would call unnatural. For myself, it is impossible not to feel a presence in some antique musical instruments. If one allows these instruments to play themselves, uncontrolled and freely, stepping out of the way of the music pouring out, then these instruments can act as a conduit to the spiritual realm or a gateway to the divine. This uncontrolled freely played music which conjures primordial outcries contains the energy left in these instruments long ago by those who lived with them, loved them, and played them extensively, before my time.”
Marcus Leader (Author, Toltec Shaman, and Parapsychologist) writes:
Over the past three decades and 22 albums, Peter Phippen’s experiential, natural folk style revealed a penchant for creative and artistic sonic improvisation. He’s researched the history and performance technique of traditional flutes from around the world and throughout time. Phippen was the first non-Native American flutist signed to Canyon Records, which released his classic 2003 album Night Song. Phippen is a Grammy Award Nominee, International Acoustic Music Awards Nominee, and multiple Native American Music Awards Nominee. Phippen is a performing and recording artist specializing in traditional flutes from around the world. GHOSTS is his 4th release since signing in 2022 to Projekt Records.
Produced by Brian Reidinger and Peter Phippen
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Brian Reidinger at Studio B. Minneapolis MN.
Reviews Editor –
For Peter Phippen some instruments possess a special spiritual energy. Like his collection of flutes from remote eras and mysterious places. On Ghosts, which follows the 2022 collection Into the Ancient, the American musician puts together eleven tracks built exclusively with the transcendental timbres of the flutes. “In the natural world,” writes Peter, “there are many unexplained phenomena that some would call unnatural. For me it is impossible not to sense a presence in some ancient musical instruments [which] can act as a conduit into the spiritual realm or a gateway into the divine.” NEW AGE. -Roberto Mandolini
Per Peter Phippen alcuni strumenti possiedono un’energia spirituale speciale. Come la sua collezione di flauti provenienti da ere remote e luoghi misteriosi. Su Ghosts, che segue di pochi mesi la raccolta del 2022 Into the Ancient, il musicista americano mette insieme undici tracce costruite esclusivamente con i timbri trascendentale dei flauti. “Nel mondo natural,” scrive Peter, “ci sono molti fenomeni inspiegabili che alcuni definirebbero innaturali. Per me è impossibile non avvertire una presenza in alcuni antichi strumenti musicali [che] possono agire come un condotto verso il regno spirituale o una porta verso il divino.” NEW AGE. -Roberto Mandolini