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VIDEO: Ancient Future – Sacred New Year’s Eve 2014-2015

Friends and family gathered in Seattle for a sacred celebration in the stunning Queen Anne United Methodist Church/The Well: a universal rite of passage honoring the close of 2014 and the amazing possibilities arriving with 2015. Rafe Pearlman and guest musicians, dancers and spiritual guides, including Osiris Indriya, created a live fusion of sacred song and intentional ceremony, releasing any attachments from the past and invoking a special intention for the coming New Year.

Rafe Pearlman and 10th House Light Center presented a Sacred Night of Ritual, Chant, Dance, Music, Meditation and Celebration

Featuring performances by:
Rafe Pearlman (voice/songs/prayers/chants/poetry)
Aradia Sunseri (ritual dance)
Osiris Indriya (kabbalistic meditation / original electronic dance music)
Rabbi Olivier BenHaim ( kabbalistic invocation)
Daniella White (crystal bowls)
Kiymbah Tytania (live Oracular Divination)
Zia Sunseri (cacao ceremony)
Jemilla Goldstien (whirling dervish)

The Ancient Future Band:
Rafe Pearlman (vocals/guitar)
Mark Fauver (electronic live music/keys)
Ahmad Yousefbeigi (middle eastern percussion)
Mark Dalton (bass guitar)

Artist Links:
http://rafepearlman.com/
http://aradiasunseri.com/
https://osirisindriya.com/

Production and promotional support from:
http://10thhouse.org/

VIDEO: Performing with PERFECT STRANGER @ HOTwired Seattle

The transition from 2014 to 2015 was a busy time for me. I first played a complete set of original music at Neumos for Solstice Insomnia, then it was Ancient Future: Sacred New Year’s Eve with Rafe Pearlman. Then it was back to Re-bar with Brian Enoch and Lara vs. Coral for the first HOTwired since April of 2013. With such a long dry spell, people in Seattle were so ready for some great psychedelic techno, progressive and psytrance.

We got some great photos and video from the night which I turned into a 4 minute video teaser. Enjoy!

• music •
PERFECT STRANGER aka BLT [digital structures, iboga records]
+ LOUD TRIBUTE SET
OSIRIS&ENOCH [future nurses]
LARA vs. CORAL

• immersive live visuals •
PSYCHEDELIC TELEVISION

• listen •
https://soundcloud.com/perfect-stranger
https://soundcloud.com/osiris-indriya
https://soundcloud.com/amanita
http://www.djlara.net/
https://soundcloud.com/coral-1
https://soundcloud.com/digital-structures
https://soundcloud.com/ibogaemok

• watch •
http://www.youtube.com/user/shado

• website •
http://hotwiredseattle.com/

Re-bar
1114 Howell, Seattle
http://www.rebarseattle.com/

Limited $15 Presale
$20 Door

• biography •

PERFECT STRANGER
http://www.perfectlystrange.com/
A generic label would not do justice to the depth of Perfect Stranger’s heartfelt music, which transposes feelings from across the wide range of human emotions. In his creation, you’ll find tracks inspired by the bliss of sunbeams, by an ironic but yet candid take on the simple pleasures of life, or by the darker side of the self. His demanding standards regarding what our man qualifies as the “art” of sound, have led him to appropriate today’s trend, undoubtedly Techno, which he also DJ’s with a rare understanding and acute intelligence. His “new hybrid sound”, that incorporates Progressive Trance embedded in the dirty Techno-ish grooves and breakdowns, actually enables to maintain that old school spirit that is missed so much nowadays, but in a totally new and exciting presentation and composition. That is why it’s the ultimate brain candy out there at the moment.

Poster Artwork by Alexander Musgrave