2 Kali Raga
4 Beyond the Prophecies
5 Timeless Voices
6 Eternal Tara
Genres: Ambient, World, New Age, Meditation
Featuring the hypnotizing presence of Frore’s synthesizers.
Tribal-ambient drummer Byron Metcalf and bansuri flute player/overtone singer Mark Seelig unveil their 7th collaboration, Kali Raga. For 20 years they’ve walked the path of empowerment as kindred spirits, creating sonic collaborations that merge modern methods with ancient traditions. These visionary artists blend shamanic, tribal and meditative drumming with classical Indian ragas, captivating melodies, and the hypnotizing presence of Frore (Paul Casper)’s analog and digital synthesizers. Together they realize music that is mystical, contemplative and dynamic, leading the listener towards doors that only deep imagination can open.
“Our concept for this album was to revisit many of the rhythmic and melodic terrains that our music has explored over these many years. The power of Kali and tender curiosity of Raga exquisitely supported us throughout the making of this album.” – Byron Metcalf
A dynamic flow of six mesmerizing tracks continues for an hour, invoking spirit with a serious invitation to those involved in inner exploration, visionary rituals, ceremonies and spiritual practices. Each sonic element falls into place: Byron’s drums and percussion are heart-centered and gentle on some tracks and intensely powerful on others. Mark’s evocative bamboo flutes create a sense of safety and wonder while his overtone singing adds a mysterious depth to the multi-layered sonic sacrament. Similar to the drumming on Kali Raga, Frore’s synthesizers produce a fascinating blend of timeless atmospheres and energized electronic intensity.
Kali Raga – a musical odyssey where the organic meets the electronic, and the ancient blends with the contemporary. This music transcends genres and time, inviting listeners into the magic and mystery of introspection and connection with the universal language of music.
Byron Metcalf is an award-winning musician and recording artist, shamanic practitioner and ceremonial leader. His highly successful music business career spans over five decades and covers a wide variety of musical styles and genres. Byron’s extensive catalog of releases is designed to support the transformational arts and is used throughout the world for meditation practices, shamanic journeying, breathwork, various therapy approaches, dance and inspired movement and psychedelic exploration.
Mark Seelig has released 21 albums solo and in collaboration. After early exposure to psychedelic medicines when they were still legal in the late 60s, he became a spiritual seeker, protestant minister, clinical psychotherapist, lead therapist trainer in psychedelic research, disciple of indigenous medicine traditions, and a fascinated student of the North Indian ‘Bansuri’ bamboo flute, leading to 20 years of musical co-creation with award-winning percussionist Byron Metcalf.
Recorded and mixed by Byron Metcalf at The Lair, Prescott Valley, AZ
Mastered by Cass Anawaty at Sonoran Mastering — Scottsdale, AZ
Byron Metcalf — Frame drums, ceremonial drums, clay pots, rattles, shakers
Mark Seelig — Bansuri flutes, overtone vocals
Frore (Paul Casper) — Analog, digital and modular synthesizers
Recorded at The Nameless Place, Virginia Beach VA
Shane Morris — Virtual tabla (track 3)
Sam Rosenthal — Graphic design
© Dr Bam’s Music, BMI / Devotional Flute and Chant, BMI