Music of the UK – Kompendium

KOMPENDIUM is the title of a (probably) one-off project masterminded by Rob REED, the founder and keyboard player of Welsh Neo-Prog band MAGENTA.

The list of musicians contributing to the KOMPENDIUM project includes such Prog legends as Steve HACKETT (GENESIS), Francis DUNNERY (ex IT BITES), John MITCHELL (IT BITES, FROST*), Nick BARRETT (PENDRAGON), Nick BEGGS (STEVE HACKETT BAND, KAJAGOOGOO), Jakko JAKSZYK (20TH CENTURY SCHIZOID BAND), Gavin HARRISON (PORCUPINE TREE), Mel COLLINS (KING CRIMSON, CAMEL), Dave STEWART (HATFIELD AND THE NORTH, NATIONAL HEALTH, BRUFORD) and Troy DONOCKLEY (NIGHTWISH, BAD SHEPHERDS), with vocals provided by Welsh singer and songwriter Steve BALSAMO, famous for his lead role on the London version of Jesus Christ Superstar during the mid 1990s. There are also roles in the project for pedal steel guitarist B.J. COLE (ELTON JOHN, DAVID GILMOUR), opera singers Shan COTHI and Rhys MIERION, the ENGLISH CHAMBER CHOIR and choral group SYNERGY VOCALS.

Here is their song “Lily” featuring Steve Hackett , Robert reed and the voice of Angharad Brinn

Music of the UK – Robert Reed

Robert Reed , a multiinstruemntalist of the UK on the search of the spirit of the Mike Olfield classic “Tubular Bells” , if you liked the Oldfield sound you will enjoy this epic piece

Sanctuary part one

and the second part

and the one with the voice of Angharad Brinn (beautyful )

Music from UK – Nalini Blossom (Mica Ella )

Mica Ella A.K.A Nalini Blossom is a sound healer and devotional singer, originally from UK.
Over the last 15 years, she has been on a journey around the world, immersing herself in various musical styles which embrace many sacred traditions including Indian mantras, Hebrew prayers, Sufi Zikr, Medicine chants from Amazonian Rainforest and Mexica ( Red Road) tradition.

She holds devotional music circles internationally and has recently worked with incorporating prayersongs in cacao ceremonies …As a service to Gaia , Mica Ella has also been working with the EarthGrid and Planetary chakra points through ceremony incorporating Light and Sound in many sacred sites .

One of Mica Ella ‘s greatest’s loves, however, is to improvise in flow and open space with other musicians. In London, UK, she co created The Sacred Sound Collective, a group of musicians that came together to create improvisational prayer space for meditation and dance . (Bio from http://liquid-flow.com/users/mica-ella)

Here is her “Water Blessing Song ” (This Japanese mantra , “The Grand Invocation” is a very powerful prayer. It has been promoted by Dr Masaru Emoto of the Emoto Peace Project to assist in purifying the planetary waters , since the Fukushima meltdown .)

and the “circle of women “

Music from the UK – Dario G

Paul Spencer, better known as the latest member of the british dance trio Dario G is an english dance and trance music producer. They had an amazing #2 hit in the UK in 1997 called “Sunchyme”:

Music from the UK – Oi Va Voi

Oi Va Voi founded 1999 is an experimental rock group from London. She mixes traditional Eastern European and Jewish music with elements of rock and electronic music.

Oi Va Voi is jiddisch /jewish and means translated “Oh my goodness !”

The video is a music  inspired movie , showing lightning in slow motion

The song is called refugee

and Yuri (a tribute tu Juri Gagarin )