Saturday, 18 November 2017

Rue de la Gaite 70s - 1976-1979 archives

Ariel Kalma:  “I was always curious. I learned how to record. I travelled to all kinds of countries and met gifted musicians playing all kinds of instruments. After learning how to ‘go inside’, I heard all strange sound effects and silences in my head… that meant lots of recordings! I kept copies in various formats and digitalised it all. This album was recorded… Rue de la Gaite, between 1976-1979 in Paris where I lived. 
Brahim el Belkani from Marrakesh camped my living room/recording studio, and often played music Morrocan G’nawa style mixed with Indian style and jazzy improvisations - Loy Ehrlich was one of them and we recorded several sessions with other visiting friends I had met while traveling. “

Ariel Kalma:  all compositions, cover art, remastered with the modern technical knowledge of Kamal Engel @ Art of Audio, Byron Bay..

1.    Rue de la Gaite,  6:45 (1979)
Babu : tablas, Loy Ehrlich : Farfisa Professional keyboard,  Ariel Kalma : saxophone

2.    Ravajaman, 4 :45 (1981)
Nand Kishor : tablas, Ariel Kalma : saxophone

3.    Salam Paix Peace, 4 :57 (1976)
Loy Ehrlich: hajouj bass, Ariel Kalma: saz, vocals, saxophone, gong, sound effects

4.    Harmony Om, 4 :41  ((1978)  
Ariel Kalma: electric guitar, pedal harmonium, harmonic voice, ocean waves, effects.

5.    Montparnasse Morocco: 4:13 (1976) (Not on LP)
Brahim el Belkani: djonkoloni hajouj bass, vocals, Loy Ehrlich: pedal harmonium, Ariel Kalma: percussion, qraqeb cymbals, harmonic vocals, sound effects

6.    Sand And Wind, 21:43 (1976)
Brahim el Belkani: djonkoloni hajouj bass vocals, Loy Ehrlich: tablas – Ariel Kalma: flute, pedal harmonium, delay, sound effects

...speaking of traveling, here is a text that I wrote at that time...

Couleurs changeantes

D’un coin du monde a l’autre j’ai usé mes souliers
j’ai croise des regards, j’ai vaincu l’apparence,
échangé des sourires de paix, compris ou ignores.
Les étoiles, c’était mon chemin de l’errance,
et la lune rythmait les saisons de l’esprit:
… couleurs changeantes

 Je cherche Dieu d’amour,
trop souvent j’ai trouvé Kali la destructrice.
Depuis Mindanao jusqu’aux Himalayas
de murmures humains vibrait le silence
chants de mort, Mantras ou maux d’amour:
… couleurs changeantes

Illusion du passe-futur, espérance
tu combats l’ignorance
l’étoile dit la profondeur
En changeantes couleurs

Je suis ne tant de fois
je voyage bien souvent en étant immobile
quelquefois riche, d’autres sage
j’ai souvent les fourmis dans les jambes

La ronde des visages aux fenêtres de l’âme
les Sages du chemin donnent la direction,
et l’ami d’un instant a qui tout est offert:
Compagnons de la découverte!
… Couleurs changeantes

                                                               Ariel Kalma, Kabul, 1974

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Specials For Subscribers and Collaborations

Good news for you, free music and collaborate with me if you wish...

Today I offer you:

1. Specials For Subscribers: 
I will give (free) one new track every 2 weeks for subscribers only until a new album is finished and for sale to the general public! 

A great opportunity to get "new" music from my vast archives, as soon as it goes out of my studio. I recorded lots of music since the early 70's! Now I am sorting out my archives and will publish more and more compositions... plus new ones of course... plus bonus items from my back-catalog, subscriber-only specials etc...

I want to create with you!
Here is a short loop that I found in my archives, with my strong encouragements to use it to create your own mix. Then send me a link so I can listen? The best mixes will be included in a future album!  If used  commercially at your end, please mention:  JW 2010 Kalma (c) Ariel Kalma


3. Free 'New Track': 1985 Kula Blackhole (click text)
Enjoy this gift from outer space to my inner space ...

In 1985 on Maui, living high up on the Haleakala mountain, I got very inspired by the island vibes, the night skies, and that special silence... I recorded this piece with a simple portable setup:
Yamaha PortaStudio keyboard,
Wasp minisynth and
Tascam 4track cassette recorder.
Remastered 2017 with effects.

Thanks, merci, gracias, obligado, danke, toda, grazzie, shukran, jeram je, etcete re  


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Confidential - Never Mind - 1985 Kula Blackhole -

Where was I?   Lost in Time... Is it Spaced out? ...In?

Right now I finished the album  'Confidential' . Ama, my wife, told me I should write a blog about it, you know, talk stories... I also have to write about the other 3 albums being born out of my archives!...  Never Mind - 1985 Kula Blackhole - Dream Stars


Confidential Intimate Sax Off The Record

Recorded between 1981 and... not so long ago - in Maui, Hamburg, Paris, Montreal, Mullumbimby... lots of relax with smooth tender sax and simple arrangements, even a romantic flute ballad - listen here.

Never Mind

Never Mind   Introspective Changes Perspective

Dark mysterious mixes towards a trance space inside. Also some humor because we need to lighten up if we want the light at the end of the tunnels of our minds! What we need is Strength and Courage - listen here.

1985 Kula Blackhole

1985 Kula Blackhole   A long journey into space:

(pay what you want) in 1985 on Maui, living high up on the Haleakala mountain, I got very inspired by the island vibes, the night skies, and that special silence... this is a 20-min track

Dream Stars

Dream Stars  Voyage into Dreamtime.

Live recording (analog tapes) from 1977 at the Paris Planetarium where Ariel did a series of concerts, and remastered 2016. Listen

More archives coming soon, including some French and English poetry read into music.

Hugs and love,


PS...  a tip: Get all my new music plus 3 items from my back-catalog and subscriber-only specials