ICARO

by Maneesh de Moor

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Instrumental Spirit melodies from the heart of the Amazon to inspire, immerse and celebrate nature's blessings. Most of these melodies are derived from Shipibo tradition, and altered to be played on flutes.
Traditionally, an Icaro aka sonic pattern, is a melody received by the shaman in his journey in the spirit world, and it's these icaros that hold the grid and the space for healing and vision to happen to the participants in plant medicine ceremonies. Usually they are being sung, in Shipibo culture without any instruments, in other indigenous tribes with instruments like the 'Chakapa', and instrument made of leaves from the Chakapa bush, a plant that has been around since the prehistory and is said to contain the memory of all evolution of the rainforest and with that all the spirits and teachings of all the plants and animals in the jungle.
These contemporary interpretations of Icaros are played on special flutes, made of Tobacco branch and ancient wood that had been stored in a swamp for over 40.000 years. All the tracks are driven by the trance-like groove of the Chakapa leaves and the heart beat of the shaman's drum - Percussion, jaw harps and different mallet instruments like the balafon and mini-hang are used to bring in different colors and textures - all these sonic structures are embedded with original field recordings of the Amazon jungle by night. Everything you hear is acoustic, meticulously played and recorded by myself. There are no electronic or digital devices used in this production, except for some effects in post.

I dedicate this album to the teachers of the forest, the plants and the trees, and to the Shipibo shamans, especially the Mahua family, to all my friends, brothers and sisters on the path and to everyone looking to liberate themselves through the path of plant medicine, or any shamanic/holistic practice.

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released March 25, 2019

All instruments by Maneesh de Moor: Tobacco Branch Flutes, Native American Flutes, Amazonian Chakapa, Oak Tree Chakapa, Buffalo Skin Drum, Frame Drum, Balafon, Rainstick, Mini-Handpan, Maraca, Conde Guitar, Charango, special effects, RE-201, Whistling, Jaw Harp, Percussion on Dragonfly Realm by Rupesh (+)
Nature recordings by Maneesh, Bastiaan Kamavena, Dar Pan
Recorded, mixed and produced by Maneesh de Moor

PLEASE DO NOT REMIX/EDIT THIS MUSIC - Please respect the work that goes into recording these precious acoustic spirit sounds - Gracias for understanding - This album is also available on iTunes for a cheaper price.

Art: Anderson Debernardi
Design by Maneesh de Moor/Pachamama Records

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Maneesh de Moor Bali, Indonesia

Born in a musical family in the Netherlands, multi-instrumentalist/singer/composer and producer Maneesh de Moor mastered the art of sound synthesis and studio engineering, after studying classical and jazz piano. He specializes in the crossover of ethnic/traditional styles and modern atmospheres and genres. For bookings reg. concerts, kirtans and medicine circles please use the contact form _/\_ ... more

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