How is Doug's music different? These are not a bunch of sequenced synthed loops, but rather they began as unaccompanied flute solos, with rhythm and bass tracks tastefully added later. This gives the pieces a unique quality of stream of conscience: they are the expression of meditation.
On several pieces Doug is joined by classical guitarist Judah Thornewill. Judah and Doug seem to find that "magical place" where two streams of meditation dance together.
SO: WHERE DOES IT ALL COME FROM? This music is the balance to a frenetic and full life. The best of it all has been captured in those pressure cooker times when the flute allowed the subconcious to speak. Experience with the poverty of Latin America, the abandonment and abuse of children in the USA, and misuse of institutional power are wellsprings of emotion seeking release. A dark warmth arises through this struggle, the warmth of evening into night, of memories rekindled.
AND: HOW DOES THIS MUSIC FIND A VOICE?
Doug Yeager's favorite thing is to seek out special places to play his many flutes, from mountain tops in Colombia's Andes, Puerto Rico's El Yunque, Albuquerque's Sandia range, to the Grand Canyon, Red River Gorge, to great halls of worship (everywhere!). One such experience made it onto Summer Nights: Memories of the Beach (Salmon Creek, Sonoma County, California).
Have you ever "talked" with a hawk? Listened to stones sing? To waves carry the bass line? To trees ponder? Have you had fog roll up a mountain right through the stone tower under you while you greet the sun in tones of praise? Have you listened while a reflection of sound takes 3 seconds to return, and return, and to fill a valley in harmonies?
This CD is produced with therapy in mind - and has been used very successfully as accompaniment in massage therapy. It works as quiet background for dinner, and has put many a child to bed.
see my other cd "Finding It" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/yeager2
Check out the artist's website:
1. A Piece of Morroco
2. Inside Rain
3. Quiet Time
4. Back and Forth
5. Memories of the Beach
6. Thunder in Darkness
7. After the Storm
8. Running Blind
9. Farewell Japan