Friday, November 8, 2013

Rafi Bookstaber - Still Way (Azriel 10)

intimate moments.  peace and love to my friends at Humboldt Relief :)

Omnipresent, patient meditations that are tethered to the breath permeate the head and heart with ease. Earthly tones echo in the vastness as the sun-stroked body revels in gently flowing streams of loving kindness. For me, the art of Rafi Bookstaber is among the most prominent in contemporary folk/psych music. Still Way, on Azriel, is analogous to watching heavenly light pass through a filament. The hues and textures comparable to Rafi's undulating tranquil stringed vibrations that caress the head. Over both sides sparse passages slowly unfold before refracting in copious directions, circumscribing the body in benevolent energy. A member of Death Chants, the Wolfpack, Mendocino, and Aswara, Rafi's solo recordings on Azriel and Humito are some of the most trichome-covered in the honest bag healing kit. When one has to temporarily retreat from the moment, these vibrations provide a convalescent setting. Still Way will spin on repeat in the decks of those who enjoy Sandy Bull, Willie Lane and other like-minded travelers.

A limited cassette for which little information is available, Still Way may be purchased from Tomentosa.

peace and love, friends :)